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“Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.” – Babe RuthMcPherson hit a grand slam when the McPherson Pipeliners were established in 2018. The amateur baseball club chose McPherson as its home after signing a three-year contract with National Baseball Congress (NBC) and Kansas Collegiate League Baseball (KCLB). Our community hasn’t been the same since.The first season presented a roster of talented college athletes striving to reach the next level. More than 30 games were played during three months. All home games were free. Yes, FREE, providing affordable family fun! Autograph day boosted spirits both for the players and aspiring young baseball players. And players connected with community members by living in their homes.As the first season unfolded, it was clear the host family program was instrumental in the success of the McPherson Pipeliners. Many players are a long way from home and living in a family setting made their stay more comfortable and meaningful. Host families provide sleeping, bathroom, laundry and basic meal accommodations.“I am very thankful that I was able to have my host family last summer,” said player Grant Newton. “They gave me a home away from home and made me feel like part of the family. Without them, it wouldn’t have been possible to be a Pipeliner.”Take time to get to know the McPherson Pipeliners family. Players arrive on Friday, May 24, to prepare for the 2019 season. This year’s players represent more than 12 states. Head Coach Chris Dawson and Assistant Coach Doug Gove are both graduates of Central Christian College. All home games are played at Light Capital Baseball Stadium.Check out the team roster and game schedule at mcphersonpipelinersbaseball.com. Let’s play ball!