News and information about the 96th season of the

Ban Johnson Collegiate League, Kansas City's premier

wood-bat league for college and college-bound players

July 16, 2023 | No. 7


Regal Plastic RHP Roy Holcom threw six innings in Monday's win over the Adapt Prospects.

BJCL postseason set: Regal vs. Legends, Raiders vs. Stars

Regal Plastic won a defacto play-in game on the final day of the regular season to clinch the final berth in the 2023 BJCL Postseason. The matchups for next week's playoffs are the same as last season.

Read more about the Regal clinching and the 2023 BJCL postseason

Third-generation BJCL alum Nick Goodwin drafted by Blue Jays

Former Building Champions shortstop Nick Goodwin is the latest Ban Johnson Collegiate League alumnus selected in the MLB Draft — and he’s got a decades-long family legacy in the league.

Read more about the Goodwin family's BJCL connection

BJCL helps Giants assistant, former Marine pilot Nick Lictenberger re-adjust to civilian life

Early in the 2023 Ban Johnson Collegiate League season, NKC Apartments Giants assistant coach Nick Lictenberger would get home after a game battling a migraine with the muscles in his shoulders painfully knotted up.

To understand why, and why coaching in the BJCL has been a welcome dose of normalcy this summer, you have to understand Lictenberger’s job for the last decade: He's flown an H1 Zulu Cobra attack helicopter for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Read more about Lichtenberger's service and BJCL journey

Manny's Pitcher of the Week

RHP Peyton Bowers, Milgram Mustangs

Bowers (Olathe West/William Jewell) closed the season in style Monday against the KC Knights.

Read more about Bowers' performance

Independence Ridge Apartments Player of the Week

CF Max Pawela, Regal Plastic

Needing to win a series against the Adapt Prospects to reach the playoffs, Pawela (Park Hill South/Northwest Missouri State) powered Regal back to the postseason for a second consecutive summer with a clutch performance.

Read more about Pawela's performance

BJCL Week 7 Photo Gallery

2023 BJCL Schedule
2023 Top 10 Leaders
Final 2023 Standings
2023 BJCL All-Star Roster