2017 Heart Baseball Championships

Location

2017 Tournament Champions - MidAmerica Nazarene

MidAmerica Nazarene dominated the field with four straight wins to claim the 2017 Heart Tournament Title. The Pioneers closest game came in the semifinals with a 7-1 win over Clarke, before winning a rematch against the Pride, 10-4, in the championship game.

US Baseball Park

In the summer of 2015, two business partners - former baseball players and tremendous baseball fans - decided to team together to purchase the baseball stadium previously known as Price-Cutter Park, located in Ozark, Missouri. The concept was to bring competitive baseball, as well as other events such as tournaments, concerts, community functions, and other events back to the area. In order to do so, the ballpark, which had sat empty from 2004 until 2015. After six months of planning, organizing, and collecting all the information, the complete restoration of the former home of the independent minor league Ozark Mountain Ducks, soon began. Astro-Turf was installed during January and February 2016, a brand new 37x48 video LED scoreboard and all new concession stands were installed, restrooms were remodeled, and a total makeover/beautification of the ballpark was completed before April 1, 2016. The stadium is in year two of hosting the Heart of America Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament and has hosted numerous regional and national tournaments as well as the Show-Me Collegiate League.

Participants

Benedictine Ravens

Central Methodist Eagles

Culver-Stockton Wildcats

Evangel Crusaders

Graceland Yellowjackets

Grand View Vikings

MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers

Missouri Valley Vikings

Mount Mercy Mustangs

Peru State Bobcats

William Penn Statesmen

Tournament Schedule

Date Away Home Time Score Links
May
Thu. 4 Evangel Culver-Stockton Final L, 14-13
  Avila Graceland Final W, 11-7
Fri. 5 Culver-Stockton Clarke Final L, 7-3
  Peru State Grand View Final L, 13-6
  Central Methodist Avila Final W, 6-0
  MidAmerica Nazarene Benedictine Final W, 10-3
Sat. 6 Culver-Stockton Peru State Final W, 10-6
  Benedictine Avila Final W, 12-9
  Clarke Grand View Final W, 6-2
  Central Methodist MidAmerica Nazarene Final L, 13-3
Sun. 7 Culver-Stockton Central Methodist Final L, 6-1
  MidAmerica Nazarene Clarke Final W, 7-1
  Benedictine Central Methodist Final L, 7-5
  Benedictine Grand View Final W, 7-0
Mon. 8 Clarke Central Methodist Final W, 9-8
  MidAmerica Nazarene Clarke Final L, 10-4