M.I.N.K Collegiate Summer Baseball League
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MINK Baseball League Press Release
2016 MINK League Baseball Winter Meetigs - Oct 22 & 23, 2016
The 2017 MINK League baseball season will feature a new franchise, the league’s annual All-Star game moving to Chillicothe, a new playoff format and the League champion receiving a traveling trophy named after Clarinda A’s legend, Merl Eberly. These were the highlights of the annual MINK League Board of Directors meeting held in St. Joseph, October 22 and 23.
“The MINK League welcomes the Jefferson City Renegades to the South Division of the MINK League,” says President, Jeff Post. “Jefferson City enters the league as a strong, organized franchise and will enhance the overall strength of the league immediately.” The Jefferson City franchise will play their games at Vivion Field. The Branson Nationals have suspended operations for a year and will consider re-entering the league next year.
The league’s board discussed and voted to move the league’s All-Star game to Chillicothe on July 6. “There are many historic, premier venues in the MINK League, and the league believes the All-Star game should give each community a chance to showcase their premier venue,” says Chillicothe Mudcats general manager, Doug Doughty. “The St. Joe Mustang organization set the tone with two outstanding All-Star games. Moving the All-Star game to a different venue each year will give fans across the entire league an opportunity to see the best the league has to offer.”
The All-Star game will be held at Shaffer Memorial Park in the Chillicothe on July 6 and include a Pro Scout Day for MINK League players, a Home Run Derby, followed by the All-Star game between the North and South Division All-Stars.
MINK League officials also voted for a new playoff format. For the 2017 season, the top three teams from each division will qualify for the playoffs. The second and third place finishers in each division will play a “Wild Card” one game playoff. The winner of those games will play the regular season division winner from each division in a one game playoff. The winner of each division will then play a two out three series to determine the MINK League Champion.
The MINK League champion for 2017 will receive the “Merl Eberly Trophy” a traveling trophy named for long-time Clarinda A’s player, coach and GM, Merl Eberly. Merl Eberly was involved with the Clarinda A’s for 57 years, managing the team for 37 of those years. He coached a long list of future Major League players and a won a World Championship at the NBC World Series in 1981.
You can follow all the MINK League action this summer several ways. There will be regular league updates here on the website, you can follow the games and get updated stats, scores and standings on the MINK League page of Pointstreak or we will be posting scores, scheduling information and other MINK news on the MINK League Facebook page.
Get out and support your local MINK Baseball League team this summer. It's great affordable fun for the whole family.
The MINK Baseball League is a summer collegiate baseball league with eight teams throughout Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska & Kansas.
The MINK Baseball League provides a venue for college players who wish to develop their skills playing in an environment of increased competition and prepare for entering the Major League Baseball amateur draft.
All MINK Baseball League players are unpaid in order to maintain their NCAA eligibility. Each team is operated in a similar to a professional minor league baseball team, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions using wood bats, minor league specification baseballs, experiencing overnight road trips and playing an intense summer league schedule.
2016 MINK Collegiate Baseball League Teams
Chillicothe MO Mudcats, Sedalia MO Bombers, Nevada MO Griffons, St. Joseph MO Mustangs,
Ozark MO Generals, Joplin MO Outlaws, Clarinda IA A's, Jefferson City Renegades
The M.I.N.K. League promotes good sportsmanship by athletes, coaches, and spectators. We request your cooperation by supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner. Profanity, degrading comments or other intimidating actions directed at officials, athletes, coaches or team representatives will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from any M.I.N.K. League stadium. Thank you for your support of the M.I.N.K. League.