World Series Fever: The Road to Enid

ENID, Okla. — Hundreds of junior college baseball teams began navigating The Road to Enid back in January. One by one they fell until only 10 teams remained. Those 10 teams have punched their ticket to Enid for the NJCAA Division II World Series.

The festivities begin Friday night with the Opening Ceremonies. All 10 teams will be introduced and they’ll take part in the annual Home Run Derby. There will also be a softball game pitting the Enid Fire Dept. against the Enid Police Dept.

Saturday, the real games begin at 10 am. with games also at 1 pm, 4 pm and 7:15 pm. Sunday and Monday games are set for Noon, 3:30 pm and 7 pm. The qualifying teams include:

Monroe Co. (NY) 33-14
Parkland (IL) 45-14
Sinclair (OH) 49-10
McHenry Co. (IL) 48-10
North Iowa Area 47-14
Mercer Co. (NJ) 48-8
Western Oklahoma 46-16
Jones Co. (MS) 49-8
Brunswick (NC) 40-16
Gateway (AZ) 40-20

The double-elimination tournament runs through Friday, June 3 (or Saturday, June 4 if necessary) when the World Series champion is crowned. According to the KCRC Sports guys, there are five players that have competed in the World Series in Enid that are now playing in the Major Leagues, so you’ll see some very talented ballplayers in Enid over the next two weeks. Make a trip to David Allen Memorial Ballpark and enjoy some great baseball.

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend, which means it’s time for the annual Red Dirt Run of Honor at Woodring Regional Airport. It’s a 5K and Half-marathon run in honor of Oklahoma’s fallen service men and women. Engraved dog tags are presented to each runner as remembrance of the sacrifices of our Oklahoma families. The run begins at 7 am, on-site registration begins at 6 am. Then on Monday, Enid holds its annual Memorial Day Service, also at Woodring Regional Airport beginning at 10 am. Note that the Enid Welcome Center will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day, so look for next week’s newsletter on Tuesday morning.

Also this week is the Enid Farmers Market Saturday morning, and the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will honor the 75th anniversary of Vance Air Force Base with its “Keep ‘Em Flying” exhibit, opening Saturday and running through Nov. 12. Check out all the events happening this week when you click on the calendar at the top of this newsletter, and stake your claim for fun in Enid.

Source: VisitEnid Press Release

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