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# D1 D2 D3 1 Southern Nevada LSU Eunice Tyler 2 Wabash Valley Pearl River Bergen 3 McLennan NOC-TonkawaRead more
Kansas for many that do not know is one of the top places to go see Junior College baseball in the country. With top talent every year, National Ranked teams year in and year out. But for some reason when they get to Grand Junction Things just have not gone their way. The last time any team from this district has made it to the National Championship game was back in 1998 when Cowley won 15-11 over San Jac and yes that is older than most likely every single player that is playing in that district/region this year.
With that being said it is about time a school from kansas finally got over the hump.. Three of the last 4 years the ticket has been punched by Cowley (2019, 2017, 2016) with the other Ticket being punched by Barton for their first trip to Grand Junction.
The crop of talent this year is up among some of the best in the country across the entire country:
Johnson County’s- Quinton Hall, Jay Long, and Jackson Galloway
Barton’s- Alex Rodgers, and Carson Pracht
Colby’s- Brayedn Cust
Cloud’s- Kayden Beurgedard, and Evan Wilde
Neosho’s- Drew Miller, and Khalil Thrasher
Fort Scott’s- Dylan Foo and Jakob Machuca
Cowley’s- J’Briell Easley, Blake Roberts, and Janson ReederRead 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