PITTSBURG, Kan. – Thirty-two teams from across the country are still fighting for their chance to earn a slot in the 2019 NCBA Division II World Series, which will be hosted at Jaycee Ballpark in Pittsburg for the fifth consecutive year. The Regional Playoffs are taking place May 3-5 throughout the country and the Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is keeping a close eye on those results.
“Last season’s World Series run by the Pittsburg State club team helped generate a lot of local interest, and Jaycee Ballpark was electric during the championship game,” said Devin Gorman of the Crawford County CVB. “It was an exciting game that ended with San Diego State winning, but the quality of play throughout the tournament caught the attention of local baseball fans.”
The Pittsburg State club started 2019 with a 4-7 record, making their return to post-season play a challenge. An eight game winning streak helped them to a 14-8 record, and they earned the at-large bid to their regional playoff.
“These clubs are operated by the student-athletes, with no scholarships and little support from their institutions,” Gorman said. “They play to represent their school and to be national champions, yes, but also for the love of the game. We are proud to welcome these dedicated student-athletes from across the country to Crawford County and look forward to watching them compete.”
Eight regionals will be held May 3-5 throughout the country, with four teams competing in each, in a double-elimination playoff. The Pittsburg State club team will play in the Great American Regional Playoff at O’Fallon, Missouri, from May 3-5. The other three clubs participating are the Great American Central Conference Champion, Creighton University; the Great American East Conference Champion, University of Dayton; and, the Great American South Conference Champion, Oklahoma State University.
Results of the regional playoffs can be monitored at https://div2.clubbaseball.org/regionalplayoffs/
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