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Mid-Plains League

The Mid-Plains League is a collegiate summer baseball league comprising teams of the top college players from North America and beyond.[1][2][3] Players are not paid, so as to maintain their college eligibility. Teams are run similarly to a professional minor league team, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions, using wooden bats and NCAA specification baseballs.

Mid-Plains League
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Sport Baseball
Founded 2014
No. of teams 8
Country United States United States
Most recent
champion(s)
Topeka Golden Giants (2017)
Most titles Junction City Brigade (2)
Official website [1]

Teams play 36 games scheduled over a 44-day season running from early June to mid-July. The winner of the postseason playoffs will be named the Mid-Plains League champion and claim the Brett Cowdin Memorial Cup.

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TeamsEdit

Mid-Plains League
Team Location Stadium
Baldwin City Blues Baldwin City, Kansas Baldwin City Park
Kansas City Knights Kansas City, Missouri Kansas City Urban Youth Academy/Eudora High School
Junction City Brigade Junction City, Kansas Rathert Stadium
Liberty Monarchs Liberty, Missouri Talley Stadium
Midwest Athletics Belton, Missouri Belton High School Field
Rossville Rattlers Rossville, Kansas Joe Campbell Stadium
Sabetha Lobos Sabetha, Kansas Somerset Park
Topeka Golden Giants Topeka, Kansas Pony Field

Historical standingsEdit

2014Edit

Team W-L Win% Playoffs
Topeka Golden Giants 24-10 .706 Lost in Championship
Junction City Brigade 26-10 .722 Won Championship
Midwest Athletics 17-16 .5515 5th Place
Baldwin City Blues 15-17 .468 6th Place
Topeka Senators 11-23 .324 3rd Place
Rossville Rattlers 9-24 .273 4th Place

2015Edit

Team W-L Win% Playoffs
Midwest Athletics 24-15 .615 Lost in Championship
Junction City Brigade 23-16 .590 Lost in Semi-Finals
Rossville Rattlers 23-16 .590 Won Championship
Topeka Golden Giants 20-18 .526 Lost First Round
Liberty Monarchs 14-20 .412 Lost in Semi-Finals
Baldwin City Blues 15-24 .385 Lost First Round
Topeka Senators 9-25 .265 Missed Playoffs

ChampionsEdit

Season Brett Cowdin Memorial Cup Runner-up Result
2014 Junction City Brigade Topeka Golden Giants Round-robin
2015 Rossville Rattlers Midwest Athletics 5-2 (10 innings)
2016 Junction City Brigade Midwest A's
2017 Topeka Golden Giants Junction City Brigade

AwardsEdit

Season Player of the Year Pitcher of the Year Manager of the Year
2014 Brett Nickle, Junction City Brigade Dalton Shalberg, Junction City Brigade John Tetuan, Topeka Golden Giants
2015 Ethan Klosterboer, Junction City Brigade Tyler Davis, Rossville Rattlers Tobi Cowdin, Rossville Ratters
2016

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New for 2014: Mid-Plains League | News". Ballparkdigest.com. 2014-02-19. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
  2. ^ "Mid-Plains League to Begin Play in 2014 |". Ballparkbiz.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
  3. ^ Capital, The (2014-02-19). "Golden Giants, Rattlers in new Mid-Plains League". CJOnline.com. Retrieved 2014-03-07.

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