CollClubSports and the NCBA are pleased to announce that the 2014 NCBA Division II World Series will be held at Brooks Stadium in Paducah, Kentucky, for the second-straight year. The eight teams that win their respective districts will participate in the tournament where a National Champion will be crowned. The event will start on May 16th with the Championship Game concluding the tournament on the 20th.
Named for Paducah Baseball Association President J. Polk Brooks, the stadium was constructed over 60 years ago. It is one of the oldest baseball parks still in use in the state of Kentucky. Throughout its long life, “The House That Brooks Built” has been home to a St. Louis Cardinals minor-league affiliate as well as several colleges and universities, including the University of Kentucky and Southern Illinois University.
“As soon as the last pitch was thrown in Brooks Stadium at the 2013 NCBA DII World Series, I knew that this is where we had to be for the 2014 event,” said Christian Smith, Vice President of DII Baseball Operations. “I cannot express how excited I am that we were able to come to an agreement with the Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Brooks Stadium Commission to bring the 2014 NCBA DII World Series back to Paducah. The city, stadium, accommodations, and geographic neutrality make this a win-win for everyone involved.”
Paducah is located in the western portion of Kentucky near where the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers converge into one and halfway between St. Louis, MO and Nashville, TN.
“My initial response to the location of the DII World Series was, ‘Where is that?’” said former Kennesaw State DII Coach John Brinson. “To our pleasant surprise, the town was actually quite vibrant. Brooks Stadium was great as well. The grounds were always well-kept, and the crew always great. Teams will be hard pressed to find a city more hospitable towards their respective teams than Paducah.”
More information on this championship tournament will be released as the event draws closer and will be announced at www.clubbaseball.org/div2. Any questions regarding the 2014 NCBA Division II World Series can be directed to Christian Smith at Christian.