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PSU Club Baseball to Play in World Series

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The Pittsburg State club baseball team has advanced to the NCBA World Series, and will try to claim a national title on their home turf in a few weeks.

The Gorillas won the Great American South conference last weekend to clinch their spot in the World Series. The tournament will be at Jaycee Ballpark in Pittsburg from May 18-22.

The team features quite a bit of local talent, with players from Pittsburg, Frontenac, Girard, Webb City and other local cities. Click HERE to check out their complete roster.

The PSU club baseball team was started in 2016 by Colgan High School graduates Nate Grimaldi and VJ Piccini. Three years ago they attended the NCBA World Series in Pittsburg as fans, and decided they wanted to start a team and try to make it to the event as players.

"We weren't even aware that club baseball was that much of a thing," Grimaldi says through a release from Pittsburg State, "But when the World Series came to town, that's what inspired us to start a club. We didn't know if we'd be good enough to able to make it to that level."  

The Gorillas are one of eight teams that will be playing in the NCBA World Series. They'll be the #3 seed in the tournament and will face #6 Siena on May 18th at 1:00 pm. 

PHOTO COURTESY: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY

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