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2017 NBC World Series dates

We have finalized the dates for the 2017 NBC World Series!! The tournament will be held Saturday, July 22 ? Sunday, August 6.

First Week: Saturday, July 22 ? Friday, July 28
Championship Week: Saturday, July 29 ? Sunday, August 6

We can’t wait to see you all there!

Attendance Numbers Released for 2016 NBC World Series

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Contact: Kevin Jenks

Tel. (316). 977. 9400

Email: kevin@nbcbaseball

Date: 9/16/16

Attendance Numbers Released for 2016 NBC World Series

National Baseball Congress attendance figures soar past previous year; Kansas Stars show generosity toward charity and teams.

55,137 people and fans from all over the United States converged upon historic Lawrence-Dumont Stadium this past August to witness one of the most unique and longstanding sports traditions Wichita has to offer. The number shows a 25% increase in attendance over last year.

“On behalf of the National Baseball Congress, we are thrilled with the tournament and the excitement it brought to the city, further cementing its place as one of the top sports and entertainment events in Wichita,” said Tournament Director & General Manager Kevin Jenks. “We thank our fans and everyone involved with the World Series for their overwhelming support.”

As many descended upon the 82 year-old Lawrence-Dumont Stadium to watch 25 of the best baseball players to ever play the game, the Kansas Stars were doing their part to give back to the community. The 3rd place prize money they accumulated of $2,000 will be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The Kansas Stars did not stop there, however. They donated all proceeds from the Davis-Moore autograph session back to the other 15 competing teams from Championship Week to help cover travel/food/lodging expenses. In total, they gave back $12,525. More specifically, each team received $835 on top of what they earned playing, per the generosity of the Kansas Stars and Davis-Moore.

“The Kansas Stars wanted to come together and do something of substance for the young players who were traveling a path each of them have traveled,” said Nate Robertson, former MLB pitcher and resident of Wichita. “With that thought in mind the entire team decided to participate in an autograph session in conjunction with the NBC and donate all proceeds to the other 15 teams in the tournament to assist with their team travel expense.”

“What a great gesture by the MLB players to give back to not only the Muscular Dystrophy Association but also to the teams that participated in the 2016 NBC World Series,” said Santa Barbara Foresters manager Bill Pintard. “First Class all the way. Thank you Kansas Stars!”

 

 

About NBC: The National Baseball Congress World Series is the premier showcase for college age amateur players since 1935. The NBC World Series is the third largest event and the oldest continuous sporting event in the City of Wichita. This non-profit 501c(3) foundation operates under the supervision of a 13 member volunteer board of directors. To learn more visit www.nbcbaseball.com. Or call us at 316.977.9400

 

 

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NBC World Series Miscellaneous Stats

NBC World Series Miscellaneous through 12 days

Average runs: 11.33;/game winning: 8.72/game; losing: 2.52/game; margin: 6.20/game
Games decided by 10+ runs: 11 (by 8+: 21); by 3 or fewer: 16 (8 were 1-run games)
Games over 3:00: 2 (longest: 3:13); under 1:15: 4 (including a 1:06 game)
Total run-rule games: 16 (six by the 10-run rule, 10 by the 8-run rule); Shutouts: 7.
Most runs: 17 (Liberal 17-Laurel 1, #2 and Kansas Cannons 17, Austin Action 5, #16)

 

Tournament batting: .275 (.330 winning, .214 defeated)
17.41 hits, 18 HR (0.39), 115 SB (48.5),
Sterling CO became the seventh team to fail to score in its games, but the Xpress became the first team to get shut out in all three games (the Wichita Sluggers was the sixth team to go 0-2 and fail to score).
Tournament pitching: 5.11 (2.32 winning, 8.02 losing)
8.22 walks, 12.09 strikeouts per game
Tournament fielding: .958 (winning .969; losing .948);
3.02 errors/game, 1.43 double plays/game
most errors in a game: 7 (Salina, #1; Ozark, #8….Fairbanks won a game #35 despite committing 5)
Game #1 saw the most combined errors with 10
Errorless games: Kansas Cannons-Austin Action, #13; Haysville-Santa Barbara, #29, Kansas Stars-Sterling, #33

Following are the current tournament highs:
TEAM GAME HIGHS

Batting
At bats: 46 – Fairbanks Goldpanners (vs Haysville Aviators, Aug 07, 2016)

Runs scored:
17 – Liberal KS BeeJays (vs Laurel MS Black Cats, Jul 29, 2016)
17 – Kansas Cannons (vs Austin TX Action, Aug 01, 2016)

Hits: 18 – NJCAA National Team (vs Liberal KS BeeJays, Aug 06, 2016)

RBIs: 16 – Kansas Cannons (vs Austin TX Action, Aug 01, 2016) Doubles: 4 – (5 games tied)
Triples: 3 – Liberal KS BeeJays (vs Ft. Worth Whitetails, Aug 02, 2016)

Home runs:
2 – NJCAA National Team (vs Liberal KS BeeJays, Aug 06, 2016)
2 – San Diego CA Force (vs Dodge City KS A’s, Aug 06, 2016)

Total bases: 26 – NJCAA National Team (vs Liberal KS BeeJays, Aug 06, 2016)

Walks:
13 – Kansas Cannons (vs Austin TX Action, Aug 01, 2016)
13 – San Diego CA Waves (vs Hutch KS Monarchs, Aug 09, 2016)
Strikeouts: 14 – Hutch KS Monarchs (vs Hays KS Larks, Aug 05, 2016)

Sac hits:
3 – Salina KS Blue Jays (vs Wichita KS Sluggers, Jul 29, 2016)
3 – Seattle WA Studs (vs Dodge City KS A’s, Aug 08, 2016)
3 – NJCAA National Team (vs Liberal KS BeeJays, Aug 06, 2016)

Sac flies: 3 – Kansas Cannons (vs Inland Empire CA, Aug 03, 2016)
Stolen bases:
5 – Valley Ctr Dia Dawgs (vs Game Day CO Saints, Aug 03, 2016)
5 – Valley Ctr Dia Dawgs (vs Kansas Cannons, Aug 04, 2016)
5 – Sant Barb Foresters (vs Haysville Aviators, Aug 05, 2016)

Caught stealing: 2 – (5 games tied)

Hit by pitch:
4 – Sant Barb Foresters (vs Austin Sharp End Ath, Aug 07, 2016)
4 – Valley Ctr Dia Dawgs (vs Game Day CO Saints, Aug 03, 2016)
4 – Ft. Worth Whitetails (vs Park City KS Rangers, Jul 30, 2016)

Runners LOB: 18 – Salina KS Blue Jays (vs Wichita KS Sluggers, Jul 29, 2016)
Hit into DP:
3 – Cape Girardeau MO (vs Liberal KS BeeJays, Aug 04, 2016)
3 – Kansas Cannons (vs Valley Ctr Dia Dawgs, Aug 04, 2016)

Fielding

Putouts: 33 – Fairbanks Goldpnnrs (vs Haysville Aviators, Aug 07, 2016)

Assists: 20 – Salina KS Blue Jays (vs Wichita KS Sluggers, Jul 29, 2016)

Errors:
7 – Ozark MO Generals (vs Valley Ctr Dia Dawgs, Aug 01, 2016)
7 – Salina KS Blue Jays (vs Wichita KS Sluggers, Jul 29, 2016)

Passed balls: 2 – Wichita KS Sluggers (vs Salina KS Blue Jays, Jul 29, 2016)

DPs turned:
3 – Liberal KS BeeJays (vs Cape Girardeau MO, Aug 04, 2016)
3 – Valley Ctr Dia Dawgs (vs Kansas Cannons, Aug 04, 2016)

Pitching

Innings pitched: 11.0 – Fairbanks Goldpnnrs (vs Haysville Aviators, Aug 07, 2016)
Strikeouts: 14 – Hays KS Larks (vs Hutch KS Monarchs, Aug 05, 2016)

Wild pitches:
4 – Inland Empire CA (vs Kansas Cannons, Aug 03, 2016)
4 – Austin Sharp End Ath (vs Haysville Aviators, Aug 09, 2016)

Hit batters:
4 – Park City KS Rangers (vs Ft. Worth Whitetails, Jul 30, 2016)
4 – Game Day CO Saints (vs Valley Ctr Dia Dawgs, Aug 03, 2016)
4 – Austin Sharp End Ath (vs Sant Barb Foresters, Aug 07, 2016)

GAME HIGHS (BOTH TEAMS)

Batting

At bats: 91 – Haysville Aviators vs Fairbanks Goldpnnrs (Aug 07, 2016)
Runs scored:
22 – Hutch KS Monarchs vs San Diego CA Waves (Aug 09, 2016)
22 – Kansas Cannons vs Austin TX Action (Aug 01, 2016)
Hits: 30 – Haysville Aviators vs Fairbanks Goldpnnrs (Aug 07, 2016)
RBIs: 21 – Kansas Cannons vs Austin TX Action (Aug 01, 2016)

Doubles: 6 – Haysville Aviators vs Fairbanks Goldpnnrs (Aug 07, 2016)

Triples: 4 – Liberal KS BeeJays vs Ft. Worth Whitetails (Aug 02, 2016)
Home runs:
2 – NJCAA National Team vs Liberal KS BeeJays (Aug 06, 2016)
2 – Dodge City KS A’s vs San Diego CA Force (Aug 06, 2016)

Total bases: 43 – Haysville Aviators vs Fairbanks Goldpnnrs (Aug 07, 2016)

Walks: 19 – Hutch KS Monarchs vs San Diego CA Waves (Aug 09, 2016)
Strikeouts: 22 – Hays KS Larks vs Hutch KS Monarchs (Aug 05, 2016)

Sac hits: 3 – (5 games tied)
Sac flies: 3 – Kansas Cannons vs Inland Empire CA (Aug 03, 2016)

Stolen bases: 9 – Valley Ctr Dia Dawgs vs Game Day CO Saints (Aug 03, 2016)
Caught stealing:
3 – Seattle WA Studs vs Dodge City KS A’s (Aug 08, 2016)
3 – San Diego CA Force vs Valley Ctr Dia Dawgs (Aug 08, 2016)

Hit by pitch: 6 – Sant Barb Foresters vs Austin Sharp End Ath (Aug 07, 2016)
Runners LOB: 26 – Salina KS Blue Jays vs Wichita KS Sluggers (Jul 29, 2016)

Hit into DP:
4 – Liberal KS BeeJays vs Cape Girardeau MO (Aug 04, 2016)
4 – Haysville Aviators vs Austin Sharp End Ath (Aug 09, 2016)
4 – Valley Ctr Dia Dawgs vs Kansas Cannons (Aug 04, 2016)


FIELDING

Putouts: 65 – Haysville Aviators vs Fairbanks Goldpnnrs (Aug 07, 2016)

Assists: 39 – Salina KS Blue Jays vs Wichita KS Sluggers (Jul 29, 2016)
Errors: 10 – Salina KS Blue Jays vs Wichita KS Sluggers (Jul 29, 2016)

Passed balls:
2 – Salina KS Blue Jays vs Wichita KS Sluggers (Jul 29, 2016)
2 – Hutch KS Monarchs vs San Diego CA Waves (Aug 09, 2016)

DPs turned:
4 – Liberal KS BeeJays vs Cape Girardeau MO (Aug 04, 2016)
4 – Valley Ctr Dia Dawgs vs Kansas Cannons (Aug 04, 2016)
4 – Haysville Aviators vs Austin Sharp End Ath (Aug 09, 2016)


PITCHING

Innings pitched: 21.2 – Haysville Aviators vs Fairbanks Goldpnnrs (Aug 07, 2016)
Runs allowed: 2 – Liberal KS BeeJays vs Sterling CO Xpress (Aug 10, 2016)

Earned runs:
2 – Hutch KS Monarchs vs Northwest WA Honkers (Aug 07, 2016)
2 – Liberal KS BeeJays vs Sterling CO Xpress (Aug 10, 2016)

Strikeouts: 22 – Hays KS Larks vs Hutch KS Monarchs (Aug 05, 2016)

Hits allowed: 4 – Liberal KS BeeJays vs Sterling CO Xpress (Aug 10, 2016)
Wild pitches: 5 – Kansas Cannons vs Inland Empire CA (Aug 03, 2016)

Hit batters: 6 – Sant Barb Foresters vs Austin Sharp End Ath (Aug 07, 2016)


INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS Batting

At bats: 6 – (17 players tied) Runs scored: 4 – (4 players tied)

Hits:
4 – Rhett Aplin, NJCAA National Team (vs Liberal KS BeeJays, Aug 06, 2016)
4 – Grant Buchanan, Colorado Cyclones (vs Cape Girardeau MO, Jul 29, 2016)
4 – Hank Loforte, Sant Barb Foresters (vs Austin Sharp End Ath, Aug 07, 2016)

RBIs: 5 – (4 players tied) Doubles: 2 – (6 players tied) Triples: 1 – (42 players tied)

Home runs: 2 – Joseph DeRoche-Duffin, San Diego CA Force (vs Dodge City KS A’s, Aug 06, 2016)
Total bases: 8 – Joseph DeRoche-Duffin, San Diego CA Force (vs Dodge City KS A’s, Aug 06, 2016)

Walks: 4 – Josh Whisler, Valley Ctr Dia Dawgs (vs Kansas Cannons, Aug 04, 2016)
Strikeouts: 5 – Shane Cooper, Hutch KS Monarchs (vs Hays KS Larks, Aug 05, 2016)

Sac hits:
2 – Matt Siedem, Colorado Cyclones (vs Salina KS Blue Jays, Jul 31, 2016)
2 – Kyle Isbel, Sant Barb Foresters (vs Austin Sharp End Ath, Aug 07, 2016)

Sac flies: 1 – (34 players tied)

Stolen bases:
3 – Aaron Marshall, Valley Ctr Dia Dawgs (vs Kansas Cannons, Aug 04, 2016)
3 – Joe Moroney, Sant Barb Foresters (vs Haysville Aviators, Aug 05, 2016)

Caught stealing: 1 – (36 players tied)
Hit by pitch: 3 – Andre Moore, Ft. Worth Whitetails (vs Park City KS Rangers, Jul 30, 2016)

Runners LOB: 6 – Jordan Boyer, Salina KS Blue Jays (vs Wichita KS Sluggers, Jul 29, 2016)

FIELDING

Putouts:
16 – AJ Bruner, Ozark MO Generals (vs Valley Ctr Dia Dawgs, Aug 01, 2016)
16 – Ben Adler, Wichita KS Sluggers (vs Cape Girardeau MO, Jul 31, 2016)

Assists: 7 – (5 players tied)

Errors:
3 – Crit Williams, Salina KS Blue Jays (vs Wichita KS Sluggers, Jul 29, 2016)
3 – Colin Dupree, Ozark MO Generals (vs Valley Ctr Dia Dawgs, Aug 01, 2016)

Passed balls: 2 – Zach Baxley, Wichita KS Sluggers (vs Salina KS Blue Jays, Jul 29, 2016)

PITCHING

Innings pitched:
9.0 – John Branum, Park City KS Rangers (vs Laurel MS Black Cats, Aug 02, 2016)
9.0 – Brady Wright, Cape Girardeau MO (vs Colorado Cyclones, Jul 29, 2016)
Strikeouts: 11 – Keegan Curtis, Hays KS Larks (vs Hutch KS Monarchs, Aug 05, 2016)

Wild pitches:
3 – Arturo Maltos-Garcia, Sterling CO Xpress (vs NJCAA National Team, Aug 08, 2016)
3 – Jake Harrison, Liberal KS BeeJays (vs Park City KS Rangers, Jul 31, 2016)
3 – Nando Ruiz, Inland Empire CA (vs Kansas Cannons, Aug 03, 2016)

Hit batters: 4 – Tanner Lee, Park City KS Rangers (vs Ft. Worth Whitetails, Jul 30, 2016)

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Gardenhire Highlights 2015 NBC Hall of Fame Class

WICHITA, KS The National Baseball Congress is proud to announce the 2015 Hall of Fame class. Six worthy inductees will be honored during the 81st NBC World Series, July 24th to August 8th at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Since the inaugural Hall of Fame Class in 1991 the National Baseball Congress has chosen to recognize some of the great contributors to the NBC legacy. The 2015 class is comprised of; Emmett Ashford, Ron Gardenhire, Chris Hmielewski, Frank Leo, Gil Carter and John Braden.

Ashford, inspired by Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier as a player, became Major League Baseball’s first African-American umpire in 1966. Ashford umpired five seasons in MLB, including the 1967 All-Star game and the 1970 World Series. After his retirement from MLB, Ashford served as Umpire-In-Chief for the Alaska Baseball League in the early 70’s, then worked the NBC World Series for a couple of years.

Gardenhire managed the Minnesota Twins for 13 season, compiling a win-loss record of 1068-1039. He earned the AL Manager of the Year in 2010 after his team finished the season 94-68. Gardenhire played in the NBC World Series in 1977 and 1978 for Wichita (KS) Coors. Gardenhire also logged five years of MLB service as a short-stop and second baseman for the New York Mets.

Hmielewski is in his 10th year as the Director of Athletics at Southwest Minnesota State University. However, around Wichita, he?s known to have one of the best World Series performances ever. As a slugging first baseman and pitcher for Kenai (AK) Peninsula Oilers during the 1991 NBC World Series, Hmielewski smacked 8 homeruns, a record 25 RBI and 42 total bases.

This is Frank Leo’s 33rd season as manager for the Hays Larks. During his tenure, the Larks have won six NBC Midwest Regional titles, and eight Jayhawk League titles. Leo has coached the Larks in 23 trips to the NBC World Series. Finishing as Runner up in 1995, 2000, 2001 and 2007. Leo was inducted into Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.

Carter is known as the man who hit the longest homerun in organized baseball, a record 733 feet!!!! Carter helped the Wichita Rapid Transit Dreamliners to NBC World Series Championships in 1962 and 1963. Belting six homeruns during the 62′ World Series. In July, Carter will be inducted into the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame. Recently, his family was presented the Pride of Kansas Award by the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.

Braden, became the first manager to guide teams to five NBC World Series Championships with teams from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He racked up four straight from 1947 to 1950, with number five happening in 1956. A dominating run though the NBC World Series in the early years has earned him a place in the National Baseball Congress Hall of Fame.

The 2015 Hall of Fame class will be inducted on six different nights during the World Series. The 81st National Baseball Congress World Series will be held in Wichita, KS on Friday, July 24th with a National Champion crowned on Saturday, August 8th. For more information visit www.nbcbaseball.com or call the NBC Office at 316-977-9400.

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NBC Announces Hunter Pence as the 2015 Graduate of the Year

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WICHITA, KS The National Baseball Congress announces San Francisco Giants and former Liberal BeeJay Hunter Pence as the 2015 National Baseball Congress Graduate of the Year.

NBC World Series Graduate of the Year is awarded based on the previous season stats. In 2014 Pence helped lead the San Francisco Giants to a franchise eighth World Series title. During the season Pence hit a .277 average with 20 homeruns, 180 hits and 74 RBIs. Including a career high for the post season .444 batting average, one homerun and five RBIs in the Major League World Series. Runner up in voting was Detroit Tigers and former Liberal BeeJay, Ian Kinsler.

During the summer of 2003, Pence played for the Liberal BeeJays of the Jayhawk League. During his lone season with the BeeJays, the left fielder was named the team?s MVP after an incredible season. Pence led the team with a .429 average, four triples, seven home runs, 39 RBIs, 61 hits, 48 home runs and was second on the team with 12 doubles. At the NBC World Series Pence, batted .500 in three games and tallied two RBIs and a .714 slugging percentage.

In the spring of 2007, Pence made his major league debut in center field for the Houston Astros. Even with an injury shortened season Pence was still unanimously selected to the Major League Rookie All-Star Team. From that day on Pence has proven to be an asset to each team he goes to.

In a big league career that began in 2007, the 32-year old Pence has batted .284 with 187 home runs, 702 RBIs and has appeared in three All-Star games. He also features a career slugging percentage of .471.

In the 2015 MLB season Pence has had to battle back from an injury to his left forearm. Pence has seen action in 18 games, and he has been hitting .282 while hitting two homeruns and 13 RBIs.

The Graduate of the Year Award has been given out since 1975 and past award recipients include Tony Gwynn, Joe Carter, Dave Winfield, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Albert Pujols, Tim Lincecum, Mark Teixeira, and Alex Gordon.

The 81st Annual National Baseball Congress World Series begins in Wichita, KS on Friday, July 24th with a National Champion crowned on Saturday, August 8th. For more information visit www.nbcbaseball.com or call the NBC Office at 316-977-9400.

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NBC Forms Partnership With D-BAT For Upcoming World Series

The National Baseball Congress proudly announces D-BAT as the official wood bat sponsor for the 81st NBC World Series.

D-BAT, which produces elite professional model wood bats, will provide team bats for the summer showcase, slated to begin July 24.

NBC tournament director and general manager Kevin Jenks expressed his respect and excitement about the opportunity.

“D-BAT produces a quality product that players will be very confident with once they get these bats in their hands,” Jenks said. “The company and their bats are highly respected throughout the baseball industry, as well as, throughout many of the leagues and teams affiliated with the NBC World Series. The partnership between D-BAT and the NBC is truly a perfect fit.”

D-BAT is based out of Carrollton, Texas. For more information about the company and their products, visit dbatinc.com.

 

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