“To win it, you not only have to be good, you must play near the top of your capabilities asRead more
# D1 D2 D3 1 Southern Nevada LSU Eunice Tyler 2 Wabash Valley Pearl River Bergen 3 McLennan NOC-TonkawaRead more
The last Division 2 National Champion came out of this district in the way of NOC-Enid. They won it in their Second Consecutive trip to well Enid…. Yes they host the division in the World Series. In 2019, they topped Mesa (AZ) in a close 5-4 winner take all game due to the fact that both teams had one loss going into the Championship Game. The year before ,in 2018, they lost both games to eventual National Champion LSU-Eunice.
This Distract this past decade has been led by the Oklahoma Schools. With as mentioned above NOC-Enid having those 2 trips as well as one in 2014, and a National Title, Murray State (2017,2013 (National Champs), and Western Oklahoma State (2016, 2015 (National Runner Up), 2012(National Runner Up), 2011 (National Champs), and 2010.) The last time a school from any other region in this district made it to the World Series was in 2008 before they combined the regions to create this district.
As usual there is a ton of talent on the field:
North Central Missouri- Braedyn Brewer
Carl Albert- Mac Moody, and Devon Chapa
Murray State’s-Joey Trevinoi and Cameron Pool
NOC-Tonkawa- Blake Hubbard, Jacob Ellis, and Carter HinesRead more
NOC-Enid took home the national title last year. Playing at home during the Regional Tournament and during the National Tournament is a tad bit of a bonus when you are the school that hosts. They took out the #1 overall seed in Pearl River in the 3rd round before falling in the first game of the national Semi-finals to Pasco-Hernando. They then played Mesa in a Winner take all National Title game. They took home the crown on their home turf with a score of 5-4.
Previous Winners:’19 NOC-Enid (National Champs), ‘18 NOC-Enid, ‘17 Murray State, ‘16 Western Oklahoma State
The state of Oklahoma takes home both the pre-season player and pitcher of the year awards. NOC-Enid’s Evan Kowalski takes the Pre-Season Pitcher honors. While NOC-Tonkawa’s Ben MacNaughton takes home the Pre-Season Player of the Year honors.Read more
This region has not had a repeat winner since Delgado won 3 straight from 2014-2016. Then on top of that, the farthest that any team has gone once getting to Grand Junction has been Crowder back in 2010 when they made it to the 5th day of the tournament where they lost to the eventual champs Iowa Western. The last National Champion to come out of this District was back in 1975 when Meramec (Now St. Louis CC) topped Miami Dade 6-4. So to say that this district is itching for a Title Run is quite an understatement.
Last year the winner was Connors where they took the last two games from Delgado in Slug fests. Winning the first game 15-0 which forced a winner-take-all District title game where Connors won 16-14. Once in Grand Junction, Connors was out in a short fashion where they lost the first two games.
Previous Winners: ‘19 Connors State, ‘18 Jefferson, ‘17 Crowder, ‘16 Delgado
Even though the postseason success might not be what this District might like the Players have a rich history of success. In 2018 Jefferson Joey Polack claimed the National Player of the Years Honor. This year's group is led by Pre-Season Player of the Year David Mendham (South Carolina) from Connor State. While the Pre-Season Pitcher of the Year goes to Eastern Oklahoma's Christian McGowan (Kansas State).Read more