March 4, 2024

KCLB cancels summer season

WICHITA, Kan. — The Kansas Collegiate League Baseball announced on Tuesday the cancellation of the 2020 season.

“Following Governor Kelly’s announcement regarding the reopening of our state in phases, the league took extensive measures and time to thoughtfully dissect all the possible options for our summer season,” Sheldon Howell, league commissioner said. “Logistically, this time line would allow us to postpone the start of the season; however, the unpredictability and potential for continued date changes will not allow the league to guarantee our players the experience we strive to provide.”

The league is composed of the Clearwater Outlaws, Dodge City A’s, Hays Larks, Kansas Cannons, Kansas Curve, Liberal Bee Jays, McPherson Pipeliners, Park City Rangers, Valley Center Mud Daubers, and Wellington Heat.

“This decision was made after several meetings involving all league owners and managers. Participants were allowed to voice any concern as well as talk through potential solutions to our logistical obstacles,” Howell said. “Ultimately, the decision was made, by votes, to cancel the summer season with the athletes and coaches safety at the forefront of our minds. The uncertainty of field availability, concern for the safety of our host families and communities, and no confirmed timelines for regular and post season schedules were all key factors.”

The KCLB was set to begin their season at the end of this month, but will now have to wait until 2021.