Missouri State High School Activities Association
1 N. Keene Street, Columbia, MO 65201-6645 ◆ P.O. Box 1328, Columbia, MO 65205-1328 Phone (573) 875-4880 ◆ Fax (573) 875-1450 ◆ www.mshsaa.org ◆ [email protected]
Dr. Kerwin Urhahn, Executive Director Stacy Schroeder, Associate Executive Director Davine Davis, Assistant Executive Director Kevin Garner, Assistant Executive Director Craig Long, Chief Financial Officer Don Maurer, Assistant Executive Director Lou Mazzocco, Assistant Executive Director Kenny Seifert, Assistant Executive Director Greg Stahl, Assistant Executive Director Jason West, Communications Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jason West Date: September 4, 2019 Phone: (573) 875-4880
MSHSAA Baseball Championship to U.S. BallPark
COLUMBIA, Mo. – U.S. Ballpark in Ozark, Mo. will host the 2020 Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Baseball Championships. The park was awarded the championships for the 2021-25 seasons earlier this year.
For the past seven seasons, the River City Rascals have hosted the championships at CarShield Field in O’Fallon. The Rascals recently completed their final season and were not able to complete the final year of their hosting agreement.
“We are very grateful to the Rascals for their assistance in putting on our championships,” said Dr. Kerwin Urhahn, MSHSAA Executive Director. “At the same time, we are excited to showcase our championships in a venue like U.S. Ballpark. We are confident that Mark and his staff will help continue to make the MSHSAA Championships a top-notch event.”
The MSHSAA Championships return to southwest Missouri, as Springfield’s Meador Park hosted several championships including from 1968-71, 1973, 1975 and 2007-12. This year’s championships will be June 1-6, 2020.
“Bringing the MSHSAA State Baseball Championships back to our region will no doubt be well received,” said Mark Stratton, U.S. Baseball Park general manager. “We are very pleased and appreciative of the support of the U.S. Baseball Park management team and their commitment to bring this prestigious event to southwest Missouri.”
U.S. Baseball Park, a 501(c) 3 entity, is a 4,000 plus-seat stadium in Ozark. U.S. Baseball Park features a turf playing surface and also features a state-of-the-art video board. U.S. Baseball Park is also home to Drury University Baseball, Show-Me Collegiate League, Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament, and Heart of America Conference Tournament. U.S. Baseball Park hosts over 200 events annually.
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“The MSHSAA promotes the value of participation, sportsmanship, team play and personal excellence to develop citizens who make positive contributions to their community and support the democratic principles of our state and nation.”