2019 Heart of America Baseball Championships

Location

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.

2018 Tournament Champions - Baker

Baker marched its way to an unprecedented five wins through the play-in game as the No. 8 seed in the tournament to claim the championship. The Wildcats sent the No. 1 seed William Penn to the loser's bracket in the first round with an impressive 14-0 win. The Wildcats beat 2018 Champion Clarke twice including 16-3 in the Championship game. Cooper Karlin hit safely in every game at a .450 pace to be named Tournament MOP, as Cody Rowe went 5 for 5 in the title game.

Participants

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 Notes Time Score Links
 
May
Wed. 1 Mount Mercy Missouri Valley US Baseball Park | Ozark, Mo. 10:00 AM W, 7-0
  Baker Culver-Stockton US Baseball Park | Ozark, Mo. 1:15 PM W, 10-5
Thu. 2 William Penn Baker Game 1 | US Baseball Park | Ozark, Mo. 10:00 AM L, 14-0
  Benedictine MidAmerica Nazarene Game 2 | US Baseball Park | Ozark, Mo. 1:30 PM L, 2-1
  Clarke Peru State Game 3 | US Baseball Park | Ozark, Mo. 5:00 PM W, 7-1
  Central Methodist Mount Mercy Game 4 | US Baseball Park | Ozark, Mo. 8:30 PM W, 5-4
Fri. 3 William Penn Benedictine Game 5 | US Baseball Park | Ozark, Mo. (William Penn eliminated) 9:00 AM L, 11-4
Sat. 4 Peru State Mount Mercy Game 6 | US Baseball Park | Ozark, Mo. (Peru St. eliminated) 12:30 pm L, 14-2
  Clarke Central Methodist Game 8 | US Baseball Park | Ozark, Mo. 1:30 PM W, 13-9
  Baker MidAmerica Nazarene Game 7 | US Baseball Park | Ozark, Mo. 10:00 AM W, 7-3
  Central Methodist Benedictine Game 10 | US Baseball Park | Ozark, Mo. (Benedictine eliminated) 8:30 PM W, 5-4
  MidAmerica Nazarene Mount Mercy Game 9 | US Baseball Park | Ozark, Mo. (MNU eliminated) 5:00 PM L, 11-8
Sun. 5 Central Methodist Mount Mercy Game 12 | US Baseball Park | Ozark, Mo. (Central Methodist eliminated) 4:30 PM L, 2-1
  Baker Clarke Game 11 | US Baseball Park | Ozark, Mo. 1:00 PM W, 4-2
Mon. 6 Clarke Mount Mercy Game 13 | US Baseball Park | Ozark, Mo. (Mount Mercy eliminated) 10:00 AM W, 4-3
  Baker Clarke Game 14 | US Baseball Park | Ozark, Mo. (2019 Heart Champion - Baker) 1:30 PM W, 16-3