Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Thirty-four graduating senior baseball players from St. Louis metropolitan area vied against one another on legendary field of the 2011 World Champions during the Delta Dental’s SmilesLEAGUE Coaches’ Choice All-Star Baseball Game.
Thirty-four graduating senior baseball players from St. Louis metropolitan public high schools had the unique opportunity to compete against one another on the legendary field of the 2011 World Champions during the Delta Dental’s SmilesLEAGUE Coaches’ Choice All-Star Baseball Game. Players representing Eureka High and Lafayette High were among the two teams, as previewed on Eureka-Wildwood Patch. Mark Hencken was the player from Eureka High School chosen to play in this All-Star game; Tyler Manne was the player representing Lafayette High School. The game was played Saturday, following the 1:15 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals baseball game. Admission to the game was free. Each of the SmilesLEAGUE all-star athletes was pre-…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Will DuPont, a Lafayette High School grad, was picked up by Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Lafayette High School graduate Will DuPont will have the chance to take a swing at the big leagues following his selection Wednesday in the 16th round of Major League Baseball's 2012 draft. The 6' 1", 175-pound Lafayette High School graduate, who completed his senior year this spring, previously committed to play at Mississippi State University, but told the Clarion-Ledger on Wednesday that he wasn't sure where he would end up this fall. “Right now I’m taking it all in and I haven’t really thought about going to school or signing (with the Blue Jays). Both are possibilities,” DuPont said. “It’s going to take some time to figure out what’s best. I’m not going to shoot down any options.” The Clarion-Ledger reported that DuPont had a .413 …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Patriots erase memories of nightmare loss in last year’s semifinals to claim their second district title in the last three years.
For an entire year, Parkway South baseball team players had to sit around and think about what could’ve been last year, when despite being one of the top-ranked teams in the area, they were bounced from the district playoffs early in an upset loss to rival Eureka. Through all those workouts, practices, and weight-training sessions, the Patriots concentrated on one collective goal—getting back to the district championship game, and this time winning it. And that year-long dream finally became a reality for Parkway South High on Tuesday, as the Patriots outhit, outpitched, and thoroughly outplayed pesky league rival Lafayette High, for an 8-4 victory, that gave South its second district title in the last three years. "We’re a tough team to …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
This article credits former Lafayette High baseball player, Ryan Howard, who now plays for the Philadelphia Phillies, with saving David Freese’s baseball career, now with the St. Louis Cardinals. Freese reversed his decision to quit ball at Lafayette.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
A good attitude and strong sense of competition are merely a small part of the artillery Josh James brings to the dugout.
Josh James takes baseball very seriously. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t having fun. Despite a .380 batting average in 2010 as a senior at Lafayette High School, the Southeast Missouri State University ,student decided not to play baseball for the Red Hawks. He is in his second summer with the Ballwin American Legion Post 611 team, and is enjoying a stellar season. “Every summer I have a blast,” said James, who leads Ballwin with 111 at-bats and is among the team leaders with a .341 batting average and 24 runs batted in. “I love the coaches and I love the players. It’s always a fun time. There’s no pressure, and I’m not worried about playing in college.” Just don’t think James isn’t a fierce competitor. “He takes everything seriously the …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Former Eureka and Wildwood high school graduates who play on the Jefferson College Viking baseball team today headed to Colorado for the NJCAA World Series.
Three local high school graduates are among the Jefferson College Viking baseball team members who left today to go play in the NJCAA World Series (National Junior College Athletics Association) in Grand Junction, CO. They are: Josh Herrick, a Eureka High School alum, as well as Nathan Goro and Tyler Boraz, Lafayette High School alums. Eureka-Wildwood Patch reader Michelle Herrick said it was only the second time in the college's history that the team has qualified to go. "Only 10 teams in the whole country compete." Information about the World Series can be found online. For more information about the baseball team, click here and go to "athletics" logo on the righthand side of the web page and then to the "baseball" function key near …