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MCC-Maple Woods’ baseball hits career milestone: 500 wins

100 Years, 100 Stories After starting his coaching career as an assistant coach at Metropolitan Community College 25 years ago, Marty Kilgore has reached yet another milestone with the Monarchs: his 500th win. With Kilgore in the dugout, the MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs coasted to an easy 12-2 home win over conference rival St. Charles Community …

MCC-Longview Lakers Outplay Barton County with a 9-0 Win

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Pitcher, Cory Simpson, led the MCC-Longview Lakers Varsity baseball team to a 9-0 win over Barton County in seven innings on March 21. Simpson struck out five Barton County players he faced. With Simpson at the mound, Barton County had just one hit, two walks and no earned runs. MCC-Longview Lakers Varsity scored six runs, including …

Laker Dylan Farrell named NJCAA Player of the Week

After leading the MCC-Longview Laker baseball team to victory in its opening weekend, sophomore right fielder Dylan Farrell was named the NJCAA player of the week. “(Farrell) may be one of the most talented players that have ever come through our program,” Coach Clint Culbertson said. “He is learning how to use all his tools …

Former MCC-Longview Lakers pitcher edges closer to Major League play

In the world of baseball, Lee Stoppelman is a fast learner. MCC-Longview Lakers Baseball Coach Clint Culbertson easily places this former player in that category. Culbertson said Stoppelman, now a professional in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system, recently advanced from AA to AAA in quick succession. Culbertson said Stoppelman could easily make a leap from this, …

Lakers’ Dulin drafted by KC Royals

The Kansas City Royals on Saturday drafted MCC-Longview Lakers first baseman Brandon Dulin in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball draft. Dulin, a Lee’s Summit native, is a graduate of Lee’s Summit North High School. The 6’3” freshman played for the Lakers during the 2012-2013 season and  was named player of the year …

Monarchs, Lakers named regional champs, head to district tournaments

Not one, but both of MCC’s baseball teams were crowned NJCAA regional champions over the weekend and are now heading to district championships.   The MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs defeated Crowder College (9-6) on Sunday at Jefferson College, earning the Division I, Region XVI championship title. Now, the team heads to Warner, Okla., for the South …

Former Monarch Albert Pujols inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame

Albert Pujols, one-time Monarch and current Angel, was recently inducted into the National Junior College Athletics Association Hall of Fame. Pujols played for the MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs in 1999, his only college season before being drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals and moving on to win a World Series, among other honors. Pujols joins Pete …