Chris Dawson, originally from Wichita, KS, will make his debut as the head coach of the Joplin Outlaws in the summer of 2020.  Coach Dawson is in his first year as an assistant coach for McPherson College, where he assists in coaching hitters and is in charge of coaching infielders and base running.

During his college years, Dawson played baseball at Hesston College before transferring to Tabor College for his sophomore year.  At Tabor, he assisted the team in setting a school record for most wins in a season. Dawson then moved to McPherson where he wrapped up his college career playing for the Central Christian College Tigers while earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies: Exercise Science and Paraprofessional.


Dawson isn't new to coaching or summer collegiate baseball.  In 2019, he was the head coach for the McPherson Pipeliners of the Kansas Collegiate League.  Prior to coaching the Pipeliners, Coach Dawson had coached for 3 years on the NCAA Division 2 (Hawaii Pacific), NAIA (Central Christian College), and JUCO (Hesston College) levels.  He has been in charge of coaching hitters, infielders, and base running throughout his coaching career.

Please welcome the Des Moines Peak Prospects. Des Moines is based out of Des Moines, IA and will join the MINK North.

Please welcome the Chanute Baseball Club. Chanute is based out of Chanute, KS and will join the MINK South.

More information about the new MINK League teams will be coming soon.

The 2020 season will get started May 29th with playoffs scheduled to begin July 22nd. The All Star game will be in Chillicothe. Please check back as complete schedule details will be coming soon!

Two new teams to join the MINK League in 2020