KCAC baseball starts Thursday
Rainy weather has thrown the KCAC Baseball Championship a curveball.
The opening round is delayed until Thursday at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
No. 12 Oklahoma Wesleyan (37-9, 28-5) is the defending KCAC Tournament champion after beating York, Neb. 7-5 and 14-3 in last year’s finals.
Oklahoma Wesleyan vs. Kansas Wesleyan
Oklahoma Wesleyan (37-9) earned the regular season championship and the No. 1 seed by going 28-5 in conference play. The Eagles are on a 10-game winning streak, with their last loss coming to the Coyotes April 7.
Kansas Wesleyan enters as the No. 6 seed after recording a 16-17 record in KCAC play, as part of a 24-22 overall record. The Coyotes are looking for a win after ending the season on a three-game losing streak, falling in their season-ending series against Sterling College. In head-to-head play this season, the Coyotes hold a 2-1 advantage.
Tabor vs. Sterling
The Bluejays (36-16) finished 23-10 in the conference. Tabor ended the season on a five-game winning streak. Their last loss came against Friends University on April 19.
The Sterling College Warriors (27-19) recorded a 20-13 league record. Sterling ended rthe regular season on a five-game winning streak. Sterling’s last loss was against York College April 19. Tabor holds a 2-1 advantage during the regular season.
York, Neb. vs. McPherson
York (26-19) finished 22-11 in the KCAC. The Panthers went 5-5 in their last 10 games. McPherson (35-15) also finished 22-11 in the conference. York won the season-ending series 2-1 over McPherson College.
GREAT BEND SPORTS COMPLEX
Game 1—11 a.m.—Oklahoma Wesleyan (37-9) vs. Kansas Wesleyan (24-22)
Game 2—3 p.m.—Tabor (36-16) vs. Sterling (27-19)
Game 3—7 p.m.—York, Neb. (26-19) vs. McPherson (35-15)
Game 4—11 a.m.—Losers games 1, 2
Game 5—3 p.m.—Winner game 1 vs. loser game 3
Game 6—7 p.m.—Winners games 2, 3
Game 7—11 a.m.—Winners games 5, 6
Game 8—3 p.m.—Winner game 4 vs. loser game 6
Game 9—7 p.m.—Winner game 8 vs. loser game 7
Game 10—1 p.m.—Winners games 7, 9
Game 11—4 p.m.—Winner game 10 vs. loser game 10 (if needed)