This article appeared in the Wellington Daily News on August 8th with the photo of Brett Clark that should have been credited to Dennis Thompson. It appears now with its correct credit.
The Heat are clearly on a roll. After their close call of a win of 6-5 Sunday evening over the Hays Larks, the Heat headed into Tuesday afternoon’s game with a great amount of pressure. Their first win in the series over the San Diego Stars last Friday of 7-4 started things off on the right foot for the Heat. So far, they are the only undefeated Kansas League team in the NBC World Series.
It was almost a blow-out for the Heat Sunday evening as they got things off to a great start early on. Brett Clark started out as pitcher and kept things going until a late in the game route by the Larks nearly derailed the Heat. It was certainly a nail-biter, but the Heat still won 6-5.
The Heat were scheduled to play at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday against the Clarinda A's. The final score of that game was unknown at press time.
The NBC World Series runs through August 11th and will be the final world series to be played at Lawrence Dumont Stadium in Wichita.
The stadium was named for Charles S. Lawrence, former Wichita mayor from 1933 to 1934 who died on September 20, 1934, after convincing the city to move the park within the city limits.
Built in 1934, the stadium was last renovated in 2001, which brought improvements to the stadium sound system, new infield turf, a new outfield fence with tables behind it, and fresh paint to the seating area.
Eck Stadium at Wichita State University will be the new home for the NBC World Series, as well as the Wichita Wingnuts. The change in venue will bring more capacity as Eck holds more than 7,000 in the stadium, while Lawrence-Dumont tops out at just over 6,000.
Eck will provide a temporary home for local baseball until a new stadium can be built.