The bracket for this weekend's KCLB Regional Tournament featuring the WELLINGTON HEAT as the #1 seed has been released. Action for the HEAT will begin at Hibbs-Hooten on Friday at 7PM vs the winner of a play-in game at 1PM Friday between Clearwater Outlaws and the Park City Rangers. On the other side of the bracket, #2 seed KANSAS CANNONS will await the winner of the 10AM play-in game Friday between the Valley Center Mud Daubers and the McPherson Pipeliners.
The Wellington HEAT clinched the KCLB League Title Monday evening down at Hibbs-Hooten Field, downing the Park City Rangers 13-4! The HEAT finish regular season league play, 27-6 and 34-8 overall!
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.