M.I.N.K Collegiate Summer Baseball League

Congratulations 2016 MINK League Champions Sedalia Bombers!

Congratulations to the Ozark Generals MINK South Champs and Sedalia Bombers MINK North Champs!

Congratulations to the Joplin Outlaws and St. Joseph Mustangs the MINK Wild Card teams!

Saturday July 30, 2016

The Sedalia Bombers win 8-1 over the Ozark Generals to take the 2016 MINK League Title.

Congratulations to all of the playoff teams and the rest of the MINK League for another great season. We will see in you 2017!

Friday July 29, 2019

The Sedalia Bombers take game 1 of the MINK Championship Series with a 10-0 win over the Ozark Generals. Game 2 will be tonight in Sedalia. With a win the Sedalia Bombers will be the League Champions. Ozark can force a decisive game 3 with a win. Please note the game time will be 10 pm due to the American Legion State Baseball Tournament going on at Liberty Park Stadium throughout the day/evening.

Thursday July 28, 2016

The first round of the MINK League Playoffs was as exciting as advertised. In the South, the Ozark Generals came away with a 2-1 win over the Joplin Outlaws. And in the North, just as they have done in 5 of their meetings this season the Sedalia Bombers and St. Joseph Mustangs came down to 1 run with Sedalia coming out on top 3-2.

So the MINK Championship Series is set with the Sedalia Bombers facing the Ozark Generals in a best 2-of-3 series that begins tonight in Ozark. Games 2 and 3 (if needed) will be in Sedalia on Friday and Saturday.

MINK Championship Series
Thursday July 28: Sedalia 10 - Ozark 0
Friday July 29:Ozark 10 - Sedalia 4
Saturday July 30: Ozark @ Sedalia 7:30 pm at Liberty Parl Stadium
Series tied 1-1

Wednesday July 27, 2016

The MINK League Playoffs begin tonight with what should be 2 exciting games.

MINK South: The MINK South Champions Ozark Generals (23-19) hosts the Joplin Outlaws (22-20) in a 7 pm game. The Joplin Outlaws hold a 4-2 series lead but the Ozark Generals have won the last 2 games and finished with a 1 game lead over Joplin in the MINK South.

MINK North: The MINK North Champions Sedalia Bombers (29-13) hosts the St. Joseph Mustangs (27-15) in a 7 pm game. These two teams have had a fierce rivalry since joining the league 7 years ago. This year has been no different. The St. Joseph Mustangs hold a 4-2 series lead but 5 of the 6 games have been decided by 1 run and 4 of those in extra innings. The Bombers won the MINK North by 2 games over St. Joseph.

The winners of tonight's first round games will face each other in a best 2-of-3 MINK Championship Series that will begin Thursday Night.

MINK Playoff Scores

First Round Playoffs, Wednesday July 27, 2016
MINK North: Sedalia Bombers 3 - St. Joseph Mustangs 2
MINK South: Ozark Generals 2 - Joplin Outlaws 1

MINK Championship Series
Best 2-of-3
Thursday July 28: Sedalia @ Ozark 6 pm Game played at Barnhouse
Friday July 29: Ozark @ Sedalia 10 pm Game played at Liberty Park Stadium
Saturday July 30: Ozark @ Sedalia 10 pm at Liberty Park Stadium


The 2016 MINK Collegiate Baseball League is under way. If you are a fan of baseball and would like to see some up and coming college baseball players from around the country, then check the MINK League schedule for a game near you.

One big change you will see in 2016 is the MINK League Playoffs will expand to 4 teams. First series is a one game series at the higher seeds place and those two winners play.  One from the north plays two from the north for a one game wild card seed with the home field advantage and same for the south.  Then the north plays the south best of 3 and the best record gets the home field advantage. 

Please be sure to check back as more announcements will be made regarding the 2016 season. You can also follow us on Facebook for up-to-date information.


"The Baseball Whisperer"

The Baseball WhispererFrom an award winning journalist, a real Field of Dreams story about a legendary coach and the professional-caliber baseball program he built in America’s heartland, where boys come summer after summer to be molded into ball players – and men.

Clarinda, Iowa, population 5,000, sits two hours from anything. There, between the corn fields and hog yards, is a ball field with a bronze bust of a man named Merl Eberly, a baseball whisperer who specialized in second chances and lost causes. The statue is a gift from one of Merl’s original long-shot projects, a skinny kid from the ghetto in Los Angeles who would one day become a beloved Hall-of-Fame shortstop: Ozzie Smith.

The Baseball Whisperer traces the remarkable story of Merl Eberly and his Clarinda A’s baseball team, which he tended over the course of five decades, transforming them from a town team to a collegiate summer league powerhouse. Along with Smith, future manager Buddy Black and star player Von Hayes, Merl taught them to be men, insisting on hard work, integrity and responsibility.

More than a book about baseball players who landed in the nation’s agricultural heartland, The Baseball Whisperer is the story of a coach who puts character and dedication first, and reminds us of the best purest form of excellence.

BOOK TO COME OUT JULY 5, 2016 – Is available for pre-order on Amazon.com.
Download book excerpt and reviews.


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, Branson MO Nationals

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.

 

2016 M.I.N.K. Pitcher of the Week
July 11 - 17, 2016

Caleb Bounds
Chillicothe Mudcats
1 W, 0 L, 7 IP, 0.00 ERA,
4 H, 0 ER, 11 SO

North Division
Team
W
L
PCT
GB
# Sedalia Bombers
29
13
.690
-
x St. Joseph Mustangs
27
15
.643
2
Chillicothe Mudcats
25
16
.610
3.5
Clarinda A's
17
25
.405
12
South Division
Team
W
L
PCT
GB
# Ozark Generals
23
19
.548
-
x Joplin Outlaws
22
20
.524
1
Nevada Griffons
22
20
.524
1
Branson Nationals
2
39
.049
20.5
Updated July 26, 2016
# - Division Champion
x - Clinched Playoff Berth