Wednesday, October 15, 2014

KCKCC alumni baseball game set for Oct. 18


KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- More than 50 former Kansas City Kansas Community College baseball players are expected Saturday, Oct. 18, for the Third Annual Alumni Day game.

“We had 45 attend last year’s game and I challenged everyone to bring one more alumnus,” said Blue Devil head coach Steve Burleson.

Batting practice will begin at noon with the game starting at approximately 1 p.m.

“It will be alumni against alumni and we’ll play as long as the alumni wish to play,” said Burleson. “We’ll also have a group of current Blue Devils on hand to play if needed.”

Batting practice will be under the supervision of the 1976 Blue Devil team, the only KCKCC team to gain the NJCAA World Series and an inductee in the KCKCC Sports Hall of Fame.

Burleson said a Most Valuable Player award will be announced and a taco bar will be set up in the clubhouse for the past players and their families. Players will then be invited to re-assemble at Danny’s Bar & Grill at 110th and Parallel about 5 p.m.

The game is part of a three-day Alumni Weekend at KCKCC which will kick off Friday with a soccer doubleheader against Pratt Community College. Women will play at 5 p.m.; the men at 7 p.m.