When the Northern Oklahoma College Jets won the NJCAA World Series, that was a big deal! So, let’s treat it that way.
Of the hundreds of junior colleges across the nation that participate in intercollegiate baseball, only 10 win their way through the conference and regional tournaments and earn the right to play in the World Series. The National Junior College Athletic Association has very specific rules for the Division 2 World Series played in downtown Enid. It’s an honor to be good enough to play at David Allen Memorial Ballpark, and it’s a spectacular accomplishment to win the championship.
Being 2019 champion is a matter of great pride for Northern Oklahoma College Enid. Participating players deserve appropriate recognition, and it will undoubtedly help Coach Raydon Leaton in recruiting future student athletes.
It’s also a bragging point for the rest of the community. Enid residents, baseball fans or not, can take pride in being best, the best nationally. So, let’s put it on a sign and legitimately strut our stuff.
Also this spring, the North Carolina-based NJCAA awarded Enid and David Allen Memorial Ballpark another three-year contract to host the World Series. That will make at least 14 years that 10 teams and followers from all over the nation have come to Enid for the nine-day championship tournament in late May and early June. That’s great for community pride, great for baseball fans and great for business. Who knows, maybe Enid can extend that success in hosting the World Series into success hosting other competitive sporting events.
Let’s find a billboard and let’s tell the world: Enid is home of the NJCAA World Series and home to the 2019 World Series Champion NOC Jets.