Monday, October 22, 2012
The Giants beat the Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 to end the Redbirds' 2012 season.
There will be no World Series in St. Louis this season. There will be no parade down Market Street, no 12th world championship and no rematch of the 2006 Fall Classic. Monday night in San Francisco the Cardinals hopes of a repeat of 2011 were ended at the hands of the Giants. Just like in 1996, the Cardinals, with a new manager, had a 3-1 lead in the National League Championship series. And, just like in '96, the Cards failed to get win No. 4, losing in Game 7 in a blowout. The Cardinals were done in by a series of miscues and the inability to get a big basehit. But, credit the San Francisco, the Giants had to play perfect to come back and did just that. The loss in California closes the book on an interesting season for the Cardinals…
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Dustin Umberger compiled a 4-2 record with an 0.96 ERA in 22 appearances this season with the River City Rascals.
River City Rascals closer Dustin Umberger signed a professional contract with the Chicago White Sox organziation on Tuesday. Umberger will report immediately to the White Sox Class A farm club in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The right-hander, in his second season with River City, compiled a 4-2 record with an 0.96 ERA in 22 appearances this season. He recorded eight saves, striking out 46 batters and walking just seven.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Tweet #freeseplease and let's get our World Series MVP a spot on the all star team.
Friday, April 27, 2012
The River City Rascals open their 14th season of play in the professional independent Frontier League on Friday, May 18th against the Rockford RiverHawks.
The defending Frontier League West Division champion River City Rascals will soon begin play in 2012. The River City Rascals open their 14th season of play in the professional independent Frontier League on Friday, May 18th against the Rockford RiverHawks at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O’Fallon. Throughout the season the Rascals will have weekly promotions on the schedule: The team has a compiled a thorough list of promotions this season in an effort to be more fan-friendly. Some of the things include: a Mark Buehrle bobblehead giveaway on May 20, theme nights and Super Splash Day. Tickets are on sale now. Visit www.rivercityrascals.com for more information. Box office hours will be Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m Windy City …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Timberland baseball player wins fans choice award for top baseball player in St. Charles County last week.
The voting for the top baseball player from the week of April 9, came down to players. Timberland's Kyle Fletch, fresh off a week where no pitcher could get him out, squared off with Fort Zumwalt South's Drew Quinones. When the voting closed, Fletcher came out on top. The Timberland star racked up 3,068 votes (54 percent) to claim the St. Charles County Athlete of the Week crown. Here are the results: Total votes: 5627 Kyle Fletcher's hot bat helped Timberland pull off a 3-0 week. On April 10, Fletcher was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, a run scored and a stolen base in the Wolves 4-3 win over Howell North. In the Wolves 5-0 win against Troy on April 11, Fletcher went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. To close out the week, Fletcher was 3-…
Monday, April 16, 2012
Show your school spirit by voting for your school's Patch Athlete of the Week.
Rain may have washed away a few baseball games last week, but some action still managed to take place—and what action it was. All across St. Charles County great players played great games on the baseball field. Some did it better than others. Here are the nominees for the baseball player of the week for the week of April 9: Drew Quinones—Fort Zumwalt South: Fort Zumwalt South's Drew Quinones was a tough guy to retire in the Bulldogs' two games last week. Quinones picked up seven hits in nine at-bats for South—a .778 batting average. In a loss to Holt, Quinones went 2-4 with a run scored. The next day, on Tuesday, against St. Charles West, Quinones helped power the Bulldogs past the Warriors. In a 14-13 South win, Quinones was 5-for-5 …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
All-star first baseman will answer questions, post exclusive videos and share advice for young athletes in new, regular feature on Patch.
Good news, Cardinals fans! There’s a high-priced, power-hitting, first baseman on the way. Not to play for St. Louis, of course (We think Berkman and Allen Craig will be just fine). Instead, Patch users young and old can tap into the expertise of New York Yankees star Mark Teixeira, who has been named “Commissioner of Patch Baseball.” Teixeira, a four-time Gold Glove winner and two-time All-Star, will interact with Patch users by regularly responding to questions, sharing baseball tips, and posting exclusive videos. Teixeira will also offer young athletes advice on how to stay in shape and why healthful eating is so important for optimal performance. “I live in a Patch town now and I keep tabs on my original hometown via the Patch site …
Saturday, January 28, 2012
The baseball team's managers decided to take back control of concession sales after a less than home run results.
On the field, the River City Rascals could not have put together a better 2011 campaign. The O'Fallon-based team won 67 of 95 regular season games and reached the Frontier League championship series for the third year in row. But off the field, it was the roughest season in the 13-year history of the franchise in terms of attendance. Baseball by the numbers River City finished the 2011 season last among the twelve teams in its league, averaging 1,564 fans per game. That's a far cry from years past. What accounts for the drop in fans in the stands? Team management believes an increase in concession stand prices played a role. Five years ago the Rascals sold concession rights to Aramark Sports and Entertainment, a company that …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
T-Ball, baseball and softball leagues are now forming.
The Lake Saint Louis Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for ball leagues. Walk-in registration opened on Jan. 3 and runs to Feb. 17. Registrations after that date will be placed on a waiting list. Online registration is also available. The Parks and Rec department is also looking for umpires. Candidates need to be age 14 and over, with experience helpful but not necessary. Training is provided, and pay starts at $15 per game.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Blechle will play baseball at Coker College.
Whiz Kid: Justin Blechle Nominated By: Coker College Accomplishment: The Wentzville resident and St. Dominic High School outfielder has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball for NCAA Division II Coker College for the 2012-13 season. Key To Awesomeness: Blechle was a 2011 First Team All-Conference selection with a .415 batting average, five doubles, three triples, a homerun and 15 stolen bases. During the summer of 2011 Blechle represented the Midwest Region as one of 18 players selected to play for Team USA Baseball's National Team Identification Series in Cary, N.C.