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Cougars MINK debut Wednesday

One of the two newest MINK League entries will make their debut on June 2 as the Excelsior Springs Cougars take the field against the St. Joseph Mustangs.
The Cougars will play their home games at Excelsior Springs High School during the 42-game regular season.
The MINK (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas) League features some of the nation’s best collegiate baseball players and according to Cougars General Manager Adam Cannon, they are competing in one of the top amateur leagues in the country.
“The MINK League itself, was listed by Baseball America as one of the top six collegiate summer leagues in the country, so we collect a really high level of talent,” he said. “They know they are really going to be playing a high level of baseball and they will be increasing their exposure to the scouts, so from the fan’s perspective they’re getting to see the top players in the country.”
There will be no “ping” during these games. This is baseball played with wood bats and a family outing to a Cougars game is very inexpensive with students and seniors getting in for $2, and adult tickets costing just one dollar more.
“You’re going to be able to bring out your family, get the kids some snacks and sodas,” Danner adds. “You’re going to be able to do that and watch some good quality baseball for less than getting in the door at the movies.”
Season tickets for the 21-game home schedule are also available for $50 for adults and $30 for children.

The full story is in the Friday, May 28, 2010 edition of The Daily News.

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