About the Newton Sluggin’ Rebels

Baseball is back!  The 2022 Newton Sluggin’ Rebels will be competing this summer in the Sunflower Collegiate League for a chance at a championship!  We are excited to get the season underway and can’t wait to have our players arrive in Newton!

The Newton Rebels were formed in 2000 by Carl Hodges, and in 2021 they merged with the Wichita Sluggers to form the Newton Sluggin’ Rebels. The team is comprised of current and former college players from across the nation. Each season, Sluggin’ Rebels management aims to build a team that will qualify for the prestigious NBC World Series, which is played every August in Wichita, Kansas. General Manager, Mark ‘Carv’ Carvalho has been working hard to bring a successful team in to compete in the SCL.  Jake Gibbs and Jake Jones (Assistant GM’s), have been busy with the people and business’s in Newton to ensure for a fun and exciting group of sponsor nights ahead. There will be great entertainment for young and old!

The roster has players from across the country, including players from local colleges in Kansas. They will be representing the city and area of Newton and look forward to the support from the fans and families during our many home games.

Take a look at our Youtube channel for information throughout the season! Click HERE to check it out!



The Sluggin’ Rebels play on Klein-Scott Field in Centennial Park in Newton. The physical address for Centennial Park is 1500 N. Kansas Avenue. Established in 1971, Centennial Park is the location for the majority of Newton’s baseball fields. Klein-Scott is one of the SCL’s best natural turf field. The park includes a concession stand and restrooms  to Klein-Scott Field. The field has been the site of many Legion Zone Tournaments, High School Regional Tournaments.

Visiting Teams are welcome to use the open shelter that is located within walking distance – in the circle drive east of the baseball with restrooms, barbeque grills, picnic tables, and two playground areas. The shelter can accommodate up to 32 people, and more tables and trash barrels can be provided upon request.

For questions regarding the shelter, please contact the Newton Park Department at 316-284-6083.

For more information on the Sluggin’ Rebels and the Sunflower Collegiate Baseball League, you can also visit www.sunflowerbaseball.com.

Games will be scored live throughout the summer.  The best place for up-to-the-minute updates on the Rebels is via our Facebook page HERE.

As always, the Rebels are looking for boosters, host families, and game night business sponsors.  If you are interested in supporting the Newton Rebels this year, please contact us at info@newtonrebels.com, and message Mark Carvalho or Jake Gibbs.