Bishop Ward Baseball
To get the most updated copy of the JV and Varsity Baseball Team's schedules, please visit crossroadsconference.org
Congratulations to the Baseball team on the great finish to the 2017-2018 season as Runners-Up to the State Championship.
For more information,
contact Bishop Ward High School at 913-371-1201
Bishop Ward Baseball Finds New Leadership
Carpenter started his coaching career at Plaza Heights Christian Academy in 2002, building their program from scratch. Within seven years, he helped the program to earn a number one ranking in the MAACS National Regionals.
By the end of his career at Plaza Heights, he left with a 20-2 record and a MAACS National Championship in 2008, making him the only person in MAACS history to win a championship as both a player and head coach.
Carpenter most previously served as Assistant Coach at Avila University for the past five seasons. While at Avila the team made it to the post season playoffs four times and won the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship in 2012 and 2015.
"I am so excited and grateful for the opportunity to become a part of such a storied program. It is my hope and belief that we will continue to build on that tradition and write another chapter in the history of Cyclone Baseball, a chapter that hopefully will be defined by success with integrity on and off the field. I want to thank everyone involved in giving me this opportunity. I will make every effort to honor the trust that you have put in me,” said Carpenter.
Head Coach Matthew Carpenter will be taking over for Dennis Hurla and will be the 10th head baseball coach of the Bishop Ward baseball program that began in 1949. Bishop Ward will play their first game of the season against Smithville on Saturday, April 1st at Smithville. To see the full season schedule, please visit www.kawvalleyleague.org.
Stadium and Field Improvements
In the spring of 2012, Bishop Ward was awarded a grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund to fund stadium and field improvements. Check out the news stories below for more details.
"Baseball Tomorrow Helps Ward Today" -The Leaven
"Bishop Ward Baseball Program Wins Prestigious MLB Grant" -Fox 4 News