Thursday, August 17, 2017

Welcome to Westurban

 
What is Westurban?
Westurban Baseball is a league and a complex,that is a regestered 501c3 non- profit dedicated to youth baseball. The league began in 1958 in what is now Buffalo Park, outgrew that site in 1960, moved to the corner of Central and Tyler and then in 1970 moved to its present location and started with 3 diamonds. Today the complex consists of eleven diamonds with a full service concession and lobby, which comprise nearly 40 acres of the Sedgwick County Park Complex in Wichita Kansas. In the beginning the league had a dozen teams now we have well over a 100 each year. In addition to being the home site for our league we are also home to the , the Greater Wichita Athletic League Baseball Program, several independent schools and Walter Johnson Semi-Pro Teams. The Complex has hosted several National Events such as the National Baseball Congress 18 and under Worlds Series, the American Amateur Baseball Congress Regional, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference State Tournament and annual Youth State tournaments.  What makes our Complex Unique?

Westurban is a Baseball only facility. You will not find fields that are designed for softball use or any other sport for that matter. Our fields are also age specific, you will not find teams playing on fields that are to big for them. Every batter at all ages has a chance to hit one out. Pitching mounds will be found on all fields for ages 8 and up and you will find grass infields on our largest fields. Parking is close by for all fields and the Concession Area, which has an Air Condition lobby, is centrally located.


Westurban has leagues that are age specific and within those age divisions ,teams are separated from recreational to competitive teams. Why is that important? We feel that it is important that kids play against others that are of similar age and skills in order for them to get the most out of baseball and to enjoy their experience. In our younger ages everyone plays and bats All participants ages 10 and under receive trophies and all participants regardless of age is given a yearbook. This approach has proven to be a winner, we produce not only good baseball players(Many of the All Metro team players played at westurban) we produce successful individuals.

Who is our League?


Westurban is made up of people just like you. we are parents players coaches umpires and volunteers who work together to provide an opportunity for those who want to play baseball in south central Kansas . We are a non-profit organization that receives no taxpayer support. Everything we have comes from users fees and volunteers.

When?


The Westurban Summer League will begin in mid-April and last until early July and the Fall League will begin late August and last until mid October. HOWEVER do not wait until April to Sign Up. Sign-ups begin in December for teams and February for individuals.

Dugout Chatter

Joe Adcock

Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.


Satchel Paige

I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation.


Bob Uecker

"I knew when my career was over. In 1965, my baseball card came out with no picture."


Leo Durocher

"If I were playing third base and my mother were rounding third with the run that was going to beat us, I'd trip her. Oh, I'd pick her up and brush her off and say, "Sorry, Mom," but nobody beats me."


Jim Boulton

"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalised for too many players on the field."


Joe Adcock

Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.


Satchel Paige

I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation.


Bob Uecker

"I knew when my career was over. In 1965, my baseball card came out with no picture."


Leo Durocher

"If I were playing third base and my mother were rounding third with the run that was going to beat us, I'd trip her. Oh, I'd pick her up and brush her off and say, "Sorry, Mom," but nobody beats me."


Jim Boulton

"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalised for too many players on the field."


Joe Adcock

Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.


Satchel Paige

I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation.


Bob Uecker

"I knew when my career was over. In 1965, my baseball card came out with no picture."


Leo Durocher

"If I were playing third base and my mother were rounding third with the run that was going to beat us, I'd trip her. Oh, I'd pick her up and brush her off and say, "Sorry, Mom," but nobody beats me."


Jim Boulton

"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalised for too many players on the field."


Joe Adcock

Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.


Satchel Paige

I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation.


Bob Uecker

"I knew when my career was over. In 1965, my baseball card came out with no picture."


Leo Durocher

"If I were playing third base and my mother were rounding third with the run that was going to beat us, I'd trip her. Oh, I'd pick her up and brush her off and say, "Sorry, Mom," but nobody beats me."


Jim Boulton

"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalised for too many players on the field."


Joe Adcock

Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.


Satchel Paige

I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation.


Bob Uecker

"I knew when my career was over. In 1965, my baseball card came out with no picture."


Leo Durocher

"If I were playing third base and my mother were rounding third with the run that was going to beat us, I'd trip her. Oh, I'd pick her up and brush her off and say, "Sorry, Mom," but nobody beats me."


Jim Boulton

"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalised for too many players on the field."


Joe Adcock

Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.


Satchel Paige

I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation.


Bob Uecker

"I knew when my career was over. In 1965, my baseball card came out with no picture."


Leo Durocher

"If I were playing third base and my mother were rounding third with the run that was going to beat us, I'd trip her. Oh, I'd pick her up and brush her off and say, "Sorry, Mom," but nobody beats me."


Jim Boulton

"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalised for too many players on the field."


Joe Adcock

Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.


Satchel Paige

I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation.


Bob Uecker

"I knew when my career was over. In 1965, my baseball card came out with no picture."


Leo Durocher

"If I were playing third base and my mother were rounding third with the run that was going to beat us, I'd trip her. Oh, I'd pick her up and brush her off and say, "Sorry, Mom," but nobody beats me."


Jim Boulton

"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalised for too many players on the field."


Joe Adcock

Trying to sneak a pitch past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.


Satchel Paige

I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation.


Bob Uecker

"I knew when my career was over. In 1965, my baseball card came out with no picture."


Leo Durocher

"If I were playing third base and my mother were rounding third with the run that was going to beat us, I'd trip her. Oh, I'd pick her up and brush her off and say, "Sorry, Mom," but nobody beats me."


Jim Boulton

"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalised for too many players on the field."