Opening Day June 2!
The 2017 Roster is posted on our Roster Page! Join us in welcoming this outstanding group of players to Newton this summer!
The Rebels will open the 2017 season with a three day homestand, beginning Friday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m. against the Hillsboro Sluggers, followed by 6:00 p.m. games on June 4 and June 5! The players will arrive on May 30, and look to follow a strong finish to 2017 after last season that saw the Rebels make a run in the KCBL Tournment
In 2015 the Newton Rebels were the surprise team in the NBC World Series with a top ten finish and were named the NBC World Series Offensive Team or the tournament. Three Rebel players were named to the NBC World Series All Tournament team.
For more information on the Rebels and the Sunflower Collegiate Baseball League, you can also visit www.sunflowerbaseball.com
Games will be live-scored at www.gamechanger.com and select games will be live broadcast on internet radio at www.spreaker.com. The best place for up to the minute updates on the Rebels is via our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/newtonrebels
As always, the Rebels are looking for boosters and host families. If you are interested in being supporting the Newton Rebels in 2017, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Newton Rebels were formed in 2000 by Carl Hodges, and have been a member of the Kansas Collegiate League since the team was formed. The team is comprised of current and former college players from across the nation. Each season, Rebels management aims to build a team that will qualify for the prestigious NBC World Series, which is played every August in Wichita, Kansas.
In 2008, the Rebels won their second consecutive Walter Johnson League title, and qualified for the NBC World Series for a fourth straight year. In 2009, the Rebels won the Walter Johnson North Division title, before falling to Valley Center two games to one in the WJL championship series, which featured three games, all decided by one run. In 2012 the Rebels earned a berth in the NBC World Series winning the first game and with the great fan support – the NBC Management selected the Rebels second game in the World Series to be the featured game of the day, it was a great honor for the team. As the 2013 season nears, the Rebels look to reclaim the league title and continue to build a reputation as one of the top amateur teams in the nation.
The 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 Walter Johnson Leagues best natural turf field. The park includes a concession stand and restrooms adjacent to Klein-Scott Field. The Field has been the site of many Legion Zone Tournaments, High School Regional Tournaments and in 2013 will host the Mid-Kansas Collegiate Qualifier for the NBC World Series
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.