Mother Nature is playing havoc with this SPRINGS' outdoor sporting activities...on Friday, that trend continued when "EVERYTHING" scheduled was either postponed or cancelled! (We're running out of days for make-ups!) Varsity Golf and Tennis, both originally slated for Friday were moved to this coming Wednesday. The "C" Team Baseball game which had already been moved once, was postponed and no make-up date has been announced and bigger yet, the Track & Field Meet at Clearwater was postponed and the word is, most likely cancelled.
Here's an overview from many of the WMS and WHS sports activities that took place on Monday. The weather was quite nice and the outcomes for our Knights and Crusaders overall - quite good!
WHS LADY CRUSADER SOFTBALL vs AUGUSTA
Any worries that Wellington Heat fans have about the team leaving town can be put to rest. However, the team is “on the move” but just to another league. The Kansas Collegiate League Baseball and the Heat have announced that Wellington will be joining the KCLB in 2017.
“I can tell you right now, the Heat isn't going anywhere anytime soon,” team Owner, Rick Twyman told Studio 55. He added that his son Kaden will wear a Wellington jersey in a couple years, which they are both very excited about.
The 18th annual Kansas Babe Ruth Classic is coming up August 13th and 14th in Council Grove. Wellington participants were announced Thursday and we will have “6” 15 yo’s attending this coveted State event. The “Classic” each summer features the 36 best 15 yo’s in the State Babe Ruth programs. This year’s participants from Wellington include: Braden Struble, Hayden Baker, Michael Ledbetter, Matthew Rinehart, Caleb Reichenberger and Julian Jimenez! Congratulations gentlemen - we are proud of you!
What an action packed weekend and early week for Wellington baseball and softball players of all ages. Our community had "8" teams in action here and across the State - 2 of those teams remain in action and 1 is on their way to COLORADO representing this REGION of the United States of America! Let's start with those guys! :)
Wellington will have to do better in the second half of the Jayhawk League season if they hope to play for the league title. They finished the first half of the season just a game and a half ahead of the last place team, the Derby Twins who swept the Heat in a three game series June 28-30.
The Wellington Heat had two of their last three games post-poned due to rain, but that wasn't the case on Saturday, June 25 at home against the El Dorado Bronocs – a game in which the Heat would come up short in.
The visiting team jumped out to a 3-1 lead after the first and never looked back. It was 10-3 El Do after the fifth and in spite of a 10-hit effort by the home team, Wellington found itself on the wrong end of a 13-3 final score.
Starting their three-game road trip in Bethany to open Jayhawk League play was Wellington with a 10-5 victory. Jayden Eggimann continued his early-season hot streak on June 7. The outfielder from Valparaiso University went 2/3 at the plate, drove in five runs and scored three himself.