Mar 20, 2020 3:21 AM

Newest MINK League team has moved from Chanute to Clinton

Posted Mar 20, 2020 3:21 AM

Before evening play a summer college baseball game in the MINK League, team owner Titus Bond has moved his to-be-named franchise from Chanute, Kansas to Clinton, Missouri.

Bond is entering his first season as team owner and member of the MINK. Bond relocated his franchise due to field availability in Chanute. The coaching staff and roster will remain the same. The team will play in Wagoner Memorial Field in Clinton. The team will also remain in the South Division, alongside fellow members Joplin Outlaws, Sedalia Bombers, Nevada Griffons, and Jefferson City Renegades.

The team is hosting a name the team contest, and plans to announce a team name and logo by March 25. People may enter nominations for the new team name by visiting the Clinton Baseball Team Facebook page at fb.me/clintonbaseball2020.

MINK League Commissioner Ron Rodriguez noted, “The MINK league is very excited about having Clinton join or league. They should create a natural rivalry with Sedalia and Jefferson City in the South Division.”

MINK League play kicks off officially, when the Clarinda A's visit the Des Moines Prospects at 6 pm on May 27. For more information, please visit www.http://www.minkleaguebaseball.com/.

--- MINK League Press Release ---

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Missouri State officially cancels spring practices and team activities

SPRINGFIELD – Missouri State University has officially halted all remaining intercollegiate athletic team practices, scrimmages and activities for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year, Director of Athletics Kyle Moats verified Thursday (March 19).

Thursday’s announcement comes less than a week after the MVC President’s Council took formal action on March 13 to cancel all remaining spring competitions.

In an effort to remain in concert with campus policies, procedures and social distancing standards related to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, the following updates are now in place:

• Discontinuation of all team practices, individual instruction, in-person team meetings and film sessions

• Discontinuation of team strength and conditioning workouts and weight room activities

• Cancellation of spring football workouts and spring game

• Cancellation of Bears All-Sports Showcase and Maroon and White Banquet

• All athletic fields, courts, competition facilities and workout facilities will be closed for the remainder of the semester

• Missouri State student-athletes will continue to have access to the following facilities with revised hours of operation:

- Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Academic Achievement Center

- Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services staff and athletic training facilities

“In communicating with other Missouri Valley Conference schools, all of them are either following the same protocol we are or headed that direction in the coming days,” said Moats. “Being responsive to the changing landscape of this issue is a priority for all of us.”

--- Missouri State Athletics ---