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.
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.
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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.
Wellington is 4-2 after two weeks of play, the Heat went 1-1 against against the Denver Cougars, winning 5-0 on June 3, then falling 6-3 on June 4. In the third of the three-game home stand, Wellington beat the Salina Blue Jays 17-5.
The Wellington Heat are 2-1 after the slate of opening-weekend games at Hibbs-Hooten Field.
After Saturday's opening night win against the Valley Center Diamond Dawgs, the Heat secured an encore victory on Sunday, May 29 against V.C. Final score 6-5.
The Wellington Heat 2016 baseball season began in blowout fashion for the home team, with a 15-4 win over the Valley Center Diamond Dawgs at Hibbs-Hooten Field on May 28.
Wellington jumped out to a four run lead after the first, crossing the plate five times thanks to a barrage of Heat bats. It was 5-1 Wellington after one.
They added two more in the third, four in the fifth, four in the seventh making the score 15-4 headed into the eighth. As a team Wellington had 16 hits, and no errors. Valley Center had five hits and two errors.
Year four in Wellington for the Heat baseball team begins Saturday, May 28 against the Valley Center Diamond Dogs at Hibbs-Hooten Field, first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.
The team's Owner, Rick Twyman is in town getting the stadium ready for opening night and beyond, in the interview (watch above) he says this year's squad is going to be exciting.
Notable returners include 2015 Jayhawk League Player of the Year, Austin Krajnak, Matt Heck, Daulton Leiker and Jinny Para. Twyman also talks about some new players he is expecting big Summers from.