Congratulations to San Diego State on their 2018 National Club Baseball Association (NCBA) Division II World Series Championship. The Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau was proud to bring this event to Pittsburg for the fourth year in a row. We look forward to hosting the World Series again in 2019 and 2020!
Thank you to Pittsburg Parks & Recreation for the use of historic JayCee Ballpark, and their staff for providing one of the best facilities in the country. With this year’s rain, we’d like to thank PSU for the use of Al Ortolani Field and PSU Club Baseball for their help in coordinating those changes. We’d also like thank Eric Curitore and the crew from the NCBA for running a tight ship and putting on an entertaining event. You do an outstanding job. Keep it up.
We also need to thank the Pittsburg Morning Sun, Joplin Globe, KOAM TV 7, Fox 14, KODE 12 and KSN 16 for providing media coverage of the event.
And, finally, we would like to thank the baseball fans of Pittsburg and the surrounding communities for coming out to support this event, especially this season with PSU Club Baseball making their run for the championship.
More than 500 spectators meant JayCee Ballpark was standing room only for the championship game. Fans were treated to an epic game that will not soon be forgotten.
We were fortunate to follow the PSU team over this five day tournament. There was no Disney ending in the championship game, but this team brought attention to club sports in our area and reminded wayward fans why they love the game of baseball. We hope you enjoy the images of what was, truly, a fun week.