Mustangs Set for 1st World Series Appearance in 2 Years

Published 07/31 2014 05:50PM

Updated 07/31 2014 11:01PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo) The MINK League Champs hit the road Friday in search of yet another title.

The Mustangs leave St. Joseph Friday morning and head for the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kansas.

St. Joe opens the weekend with a game against the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The Mustangs had a record-breaking 42 wins this summer and are hoping to continue their winning ways in the final tournament of the season.

The NBC World Series is a double-elimination tournament bringing together some of the best summer college baseball teams in the country.

Mustangs' manager Matt Johnson knows just what to expect.

"We're going to see good teams day in and day out down there. It's meant to be the top of the top and we're in that."

The Goldpanners roster boasts 14 Division I baseball players.

Johnson stressed the importance of his club realizing that is where they belong.

"We have to remember that's why we're here. We're one of the best teams in the country. We've been seeing top quality talent all year long. It doesn't make a difference if you're Division I, Division II, or NAIA, we still have to go out there and do our business."

The Mustangs won the MINK league for the third time in their six year history last Friday.

With more tough baseball still to be played, Johnson is confident his guys are ready to go.

"All we've been doing is getting back to our normal routine. I think with the days off, these guys are refreshed and ready to roll."

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