2019 President's Welcome Note

Updated Tuesday December 11, 2018 by Christian Moran.

Dear Kennewick National Youth Baseball members, families, and sponsors:

I would like to welcome you all to the 2019 season of baseball at KN! We are privileged to welcome back our returning ballplayers and families, and we are excited to meet all of our new members! We are certainly looking forward to another great season of youth baseball.
There were many accomplishments to be proud of throughout the 2018 season. Our 12U All Star team won the State tournament, and played extremely well at Regionals! We are extremely proud of you all, and we wish you continued success! Our 11U All Star team took 2nd place at State this year, and were an excellent representation of KN baseball! Way to go guys!

We also had many exciting improvements happening around the fields, such as resurfacing our asphalt, adding privacy fence screening around our field borders, repainting of dugouts and equipment storage facilities, and more recently we began remodeling our restrooms! Field 3, where our youngest ballplayers play most of their games, underwent a major face lift! Tons of new surface dirt was trucked in, graded, compacted, and rolled, and the baselines were sculpted. We also framed in our new batting cage, bringing our total number of cages to 5 for next year!

2018 was KN's inaugural season of Fall Ball! 25 teams from Tri Cities, Yakima, Oregon, and Moses Lake came to our facilities to compete every Sunday over a six week schedule. It was a pleasure hosting so many great teams representing so many great organizations! We are already looking forward to, and planning for next year!

Andy Mengelos 2019 President president@knyb.org