Clarinda A's will be playing in the 84th NBC World Series Championship Week in Wichita Friday August 3 at 7:00 at Lawrence Dumont Stadium. Pool play in the tournament which began July 27 with two teams qualifying for the final week with 14 at-large bids. Clarinda will be in Pool C with Hays KS Larks who they meet in the first round game, San Diego CA Stars and Wellington KS Heat. They will play again Sunday, August 5 and Tuesday, August 7, with possible games on the 8th, 10th and 11th. This is the final year for the tournament to be played in Dumont Stadium as it will be torn down and replaced with a new venue.
The A's first qualified for the tournament in 1973 and have only missed 8 years of participation, the last being 2013 when they finished 4th. Through the years they have consistently been in the top 10 with 1981 being 'The Year of the A's" when they won the National title and ended the season with a 53-11 record. They finished 3rd in 1988; 4th in 1979, 1998, 2005 and 2013; 5h in 1983 and 7th in 1987, 1993, 2000, and 2004. Von Hayes who is currently on the coaching staff was on the NBC All-Tournament Team, Leading Hitter and Most Home Runs in Tourney in 1979.
The North All-Stars scored a 12-3 win over the South in the MINK League All-Star Game on Wednesday night in Joplin.
The Clarinda A's had several named to the All Star team including Isaac Alexander, Cole Frederick, Reid Bonner, Jamaal Chaney, Zeth Malcom, Sean Bergeron, Brandon Andrews, and Orlando Ortiz.
Reid Bonner and Sean Bergeron, combined to drive in three runs for the winning team. Brandon Andrews and Orlando Ortiz also pitched in the game. Andrews struck out one in a scoreless inning of relief while Ortiz allowed one run and struck out two in pitching the ninth.
8 Players were named to the MINK League North All-Star Team. Congratulations to: Isaac Alexander, Cole Frederick, Reid Bonner, Jamaal Chaney, Zeth Malcom, Sean Bergeron, Brandon Andrews and Orlando Ortiz. The All-Star Game will be played on Wednesday, June 27th in Joplin, Missouri. It will be streamed live on UClickTV