KSHSAA sets state baseball & softball sites

KSHSAA Sets State Sites for Baseball & Softball
By: KSHSAA
Sep 24, 2014

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September 24, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Subject:           KSHSAA Baseball and Softball State Sites

TOPEKA, Kan. — The 2015 KSHSAA State Baseball and Softball Tournaments will return to Pratt and Great Bend for the 2-1A tournaments while 6A softball heads to newly-constructed Rock Chalk Park. All tournaments are scheduled for May 28th and 29th, 2015.

The softball field at Rock Chalk Park will be open for play this season for the Kansas Jayhawk softball team and will now host the 6A state softball tournament this spring. “Blue Valley West did a great job hosting the 6A softball tournament the last few years and the KSHSAA is grateful for their work managing the two-day tournament,” said KSHSAA Assistant Executive Director, Francine Martin. “We are excited about the opportunity to host the 6A tournament now at the state-of-the-art facility, Rock Chalk Park.”

Having the 6A softball tournament in Lawrence will mirror the 6A baseball tournament being hosted at Hoglund Stadium on the University of Kansas campus.

The 2-1A baseball and softball tournaments will have a little different feel this year with baseball being hosted in Great Bend and softball in Pratt. Both communities held tournaments in 2014; Pratt hosted 4A DII baseball and softball while Great Bend hosted the 2-1A tournaments.

The 5A baseball and softball tournaments will go back to Wichita after having a year in Manhattan. Wichita State’s Eck Stadium will host the baseball tournament and Two Rivers Youth Complex gears up for the softball slate of competition.

As mentioned, Manhattan, who has a terrific host for a number of KSHSAA events, brought in class 5A in 2014 but will switch back to hosting class 3A for baseball and softball.

Topeka will play host to a second consecutive year of baseball and softball tournaments with class 4A DII coming to the state’s capitol at the Topeka USD 501 Hummer Sports Complex.

For the 20th consecutive year, Salina will host a state baseball and softball tournament. Class 4A DI returns to Dean Evans Stadium and Bill Burke Complex for the second year.

Baseball

6A - Lawrence, KU, Hoglund Stadium

5A - Wichita, WSU, Eck Stadium

4A DI - Salina, Dean Evans Stadium

4A DII - Topeka, Hummer Sports Complex

3A - Manhattan, KSU, Tointon Family Stadium

2-1A - Great Bend, Great Bend Sports Complex

Softball

6A - Lawrence, Rock Chalk Park

5A - Wichita, Two Rivers Youth Complex

4A DI - Salina, Bill Burke Complex

4A DII - Topeka, Hummer Sports Complex

3A - Manhattan, Twin Oaks Complex

2-1A - Pratt, Green Sports Complex