FSCC to host youth baseball tournament

Monday, June 11, 2007

FORT SCOTT, Kan. -- Fort Scott Community College's baseball team will play host for a 10-team baseball tournament for high-school age teams next weekend at Lions Field and Ty Cullor Field here.

In addition to the host team from Fort Scott, there will also be teams from Pittsburg, Springfield, Mo., the Kansas City area and even a couple from Denver, FSCC head coach Chris Moddelmog said. The tournament serves as a fundraiser for the Greyhound baseball program.

"We're really excited to get some of these kids in town and see our facilities," Moddelmog said. "These Denver teams are where the kids we had from Colorado last year came from."

FSCC assistant coach Ryan Mansfield is coaching one of the Denver teams.

The Fort Scott team is the Kansas Amateur Baseball Association team coached by Dru Bowman. Also included in the field are the Pittsburg AAA American Legion team, Gardner, the Topeka Stars, MacNSeitz, Old School Baseball, the Lee's Summit Bandits, the Springfield Generals and the two Khaos teams, Khaos Blue and Khaos Gold.

MacNSeitz is the team from the academy jointly operated by former Kansas City Royals Mike MacFarlane and Kevin Seitzer. Old School Baseball is another Kansas City academy.

Because the tournament is a fundraiser, admission will be charged. However, Moddelmog said a four-day weekend pass will be offered.

The tournament, with two five-team pools, begins with four games Thursday. Fort Scott will play in the first two at Lions Field: Versus the Generals at 3:30 and MacNSeitz at 6 p.m. The third game at Lions Field will feature Khaos Blue versus Pittsburg at 8:30.

The Thursday game at Ty Cullor Field will have Pittsburg taking on Gardner at 6 p.m.

Fort Scott will have Friday off but the tournament continues with eight games. Fort Scott team plays twice again Saturday. They will play Khaos Gold at 12:30 at Ty Cullor and Lee's Summit at 3 p.m. at Lions Field.

The teams will match up their finishes in pool play and play for places Sunday. The schedule may be adjusted to allow the two Colorado teams to leave early. There will be five games that day beginning at 10 a.m. on both fields.