By COLE REIF
Great Bend Post
Year number eight of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference softball and baseball championships at the Great Bend Sports Complex is in the books. The end date was pushed back two days after weather delayed the start of the tournament until last Friday, but the baseball title game wrapped up Monday.
The KCAC championships marked the first large tournament on the recently turfed
ballfields for Great Bend Recreation Commission Executive Director Diann
"Our staff entertained very nice comments from visitors and guests," said Henderson. "Our teams were appreciative of the complex, even with the weather. They were glad we didn't have to pull tarps and sling mud. They really enjoyed the complex this year."
During the winter, the Rec Commission, USD 428 and City of Great Bend teamed up to cover a $1.37 million project to place artificial turf at the five ballfields of the complex.
A large USSSA baseball tournament will be hosted at the Sports Complex May 21-22, and the Class 2-1A high school baseball state tournament will be held at the facility the following weekend.