KCLB 2022 Expansion Update
Wichita, KS: Kansas Collegiate League Baseball acquires new locations for 2022 Summer Season.
El Dorado and Winfield, KS.
Kansas Collegiate League Baseball is excited to announce our newly formed partnerships with the cities of El Dorado and Winfield. The KCLB staff worked this off season to create new relationships in cities that are eager for baseball and focused on bringing in quality programs to their communities. These moves aligned with the KCLB's plans of working to create a more sustainable future for the league in regards to travel and eliminating expenses for our non-profit teams that play in our league.
The Midwest Moos will call Winfield home. The El Dorado franchise will be a new expansion team and will be named at a later date. Corresponding with these moves, the KCLB has not renewed the affiliation agreements with Liberal or Dodge City.
The KCLB will now operate independently with 9 non-profit teams:
Kansas Cannons (SummerBall ShowDown Champions, Augusta)
Kansas Curve (Goddard)
Dirtbag Baseball Club (Wichita)
Park City Rangers (Park City)
Valley Center Mud Daubers (Valley Center)
MidWest Moos (Winfield)
Wellington Heat (Wellington)
McPherson Pipeliners (McPherson)
El Dorado Baseball (El Dorado)
“These moves will be two of the most impactful that we have ever made as a league. Our offseason discussions revolved around our leagues future long term. Our affiliated members got together and discussed the viability of our league operations and we knew we had to make some changes. We have witnessed multiple teams around the area outside of our league start and fold over the last couple of years. Collectively, we wanted to make sure we made the necessary changes to not let any of our affiliated teams go down that same path. Together, this is one of the first steps in putting our affiliated teams in positions to become successful. A chance to create a spectator baseball atmosphere for the communities they are planted in. All while holding true to our values and doing what we can to eliminate as much cost for our players who chose to play in our league. We look forward to being able to provide a better experience for each player and give back to the communities that we call home.”
-Sheldon Howell- KCLB Commissioner