Wednesday, October 16, 2013

More than 40 attend KCKCC Alumni Baseball Weekend


KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- Kansas City Kansas Community College’s first Alumni Baseball Weekend in 30 years proved to be a rousing success.

“We had more than 40 players show up,” said Steve Burleson, who sent the alums through a lengthy batting practice and an 8-inning game Saturday. “I was really in awe of how well the guys swung the bats and ran the bases.”

Four members of the 1976 World Series team inducted into the Blue Devil Sports Hall of Fame this past year – head coach Dave Klein and players Barry Davies, Ed Hernandez and Steve Rezin.
Players attending who signed in and the final years they played at KCKCC (not all players signed in):

PRE-2000 - Barry Davies, Ed Hernandez,  1976; Steve Rezin, 1977; Scott Novak, 1983; Gary Pridey, 1984; Shaun Smith, 1985;.Jim Yoakum, 1987; Steve Bushnell, Todd Boeve, Todd Windholz, 1988; Kevin Rome, Pierre Burris, Lance Wright, 1990; Matt Goldbeck, 1992; Todd Wassman, 1994; Damian Stambersky, 1997; Chris Nick, 1999..

POST-2000 – Mike Neal, 2001; Bill Sharp, Daniel Rezin, Joe Juarez, 2005; Steven King, 2006; Grant Kohlstaedt, Dustin Smith, Brett Sorensen, Chris Jenne, Ryan Reed, 2007; Mike Rezin, T.J. Lorson, 2010; Kale Kleinsorge, Scott Hull. 2011; Shaun Williams, 2012; Poncho Amaya, Dylan Donley. Jacob Woods. Andrew Kreiling, Zac Butler, Trent Williams, Matt Dye, 2013.

PHOTO: Two members of KCKCC’s only World Series team in 1976, Steve Rezin (center) and Barry Davies (right), rehashed old times with Blue Devil coach Steve Burleson prior to the Blue Devil Old Timers Game Saturday, Oct. 12. (KCKCC Photo by Alan Hoskins)