Mehlville's Brandon Zufall gave the Thunder a key hit late in the game.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Cody Murphy helped the Johnny Mac Thunder to a 6-0 victory Thursday night.
Monday, June 11, 2012
The two seniors from Oakville and Mehlville were recognized as stand-outs in the Suburban West Conference.
The Suburban West Conference announced its all-conference honors and 14 Mehlville and Oakville baseball players were recognized for their exceptional athletic abilities. Pitcher Austin Simokaitis from Mehlville and utility player C.J. Martin from Oakville were both named to the first team. Simokaitis started at third his junior year and transitioned to a starting pitcher this season. Martin primarily played first base for the Tigers, but also pitched in key games. Panther sophomore Dylan Okenfuss and seniors Brandon Zufall and Kurt McGuire were named the to second team all-conference. Oakville had two players on the second team, outfielder Greg Gralike and catcher Tommy Breunig. Chris Janssen, Nick Hummel, Will Miller, Brian Whaley, Austin…
Monday, June 4, 2012
Thirty-four St. Louis area high school seniors will play in an all-star game on June 16 at Busch Stadium.
The second annual Smiles League Coaches' Choice High School Seniors All-Star baseball game players were announced Sunday outside of Busch Stadium. The game will be played on June 16 following the 1:15 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals game. Admission to the All-Star game is free. Mehlville and Oakville High Schools each had one player selected for the Green Team. Seniors Aaron Onkle from Mehlville and Brian Whaley from Oakville will play on the same team for the all-star game. Cardinals alumni players Scott Cooper and Kerry Robinson will coach the two teams. This is the second year for both coaching in the all-star game. Cooper is a St. Louis native who played high school baseball for Pattonville, spent seven years in the …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Kurt McGuire and Brandon Zufall play for the summer club baseball team.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Also, baseball districts start this weekend.
The Affton baseball team was coming off an offensive explosion entering Thursday's non-conference contest against Mehlville. The Cougars defeated McCluer South-Berkeley 29-3 Wednesday, scoring nine runs in the first inning, nine more in the second and eight in the third in the four-inning game. Affton should have saved some runs for Thursday, as it went from scoring 29 runs to being shut out by the Panthers. Senior southpaw Aaron Onkle pitched five scoreless innings as the Panthers defeated Affton 10-0 in six innings. "That was the longest outing in Aaron's career," Mehlville coach Tim Ode said. "We have used him in several different scenarios although he has not pitched that much. He had one other start, against Parkway South, which he …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Also, Ashley Burton scores the game-winner in a 3-2 Tiger victory over the Flyers.
A couple of familiar foes stepped on the field Thursday night at the Anheuser-Busch Center for the championship game of the Joe Carenza-CYC Soccer Tournament. And this time it was Oakville that came home with the championship trophy (for the second time in the last four years). The Tigers defeated Lindbergh 3-2. The two teams had played earlier in the season with Oakville coming out on top 1-0. "It was a typical Oakville-Lindbergh game," Tiger coach Dave Robben said. "Those games are always hotly-contested and this one was back-and-forth." The Tigers led three different times in the game, the final time after Ashley Burton broke a 2-2 tie with a goal with about 10 minutes remaining in the game. "We played well throughout the tournament," …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
In a game that featured more unearned than earned runs, the final clutch hit was the game-winner.
Wednesday’s Mehlville vs. Oakville baseball game at GCS Park in Sauget, IL featured more unearned runs than earned runs, but the tie-breaker in the top of the seventh inning was definitely earned. Mehlville senior Brandon Zufall pulled a chest-high fastball off Tiger reliever Will Miller over the right field fence to break a tie and eventually win the game 4-3. “He kind of threw it in my wheel house and it took off from there. I wasn’t trying to hit a home run, just trying to get on base,” he said. Go to Mehlville-Oakville Patch's Facebook Page for 80 more game photos! Both teams made defensive errors, but Mehlville made fewer. Both pitchers, Kurt McGuire for the Panthers and C.J. Martin for the Tigers, made errors that allowed runs. The …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Tigers beat the Panthers at Mehlville Tuesday.
Two clutch doubles by Greg Gralike and C.J. Martin gave Oakville the run it needed to top host Mehlville in the 10th inning Tuesday. The Panthers matched the Tigers run for run with each team scoring one in the second, fifth and ninth innings. Mehlville has been no stranger to close games this season, losing by less than three runs in three of its four losses. “We just can’t put hitting and pitching together… so we’re getting kind of used to playing in close games and late-inning situations,” Mehlville coach Tim Ode said. “Just having some good at-bats, and just hitting the baseball hard is all we preach, just put the ball in play and good things happen.” The two teams previously met in the Mehlville/Lindbergh preseason tournament, where …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Also, Oakville volleyball goes 3-for-4 last week.
The Lindbergh baseball team was down to its last out Wednesday against Mehlville. The Panthers had a 1-0 lead as the Flyers had runners on first and third with two outs. "(Mehlville pitcher Austin) Simokaitis was throwing real well," Lindbergh coach Darin Scott said. "We had the hit the ball hard a few times but they made the plays." Lindbergh needed something special from Ryan Woodland. The Flyers executed the double steal with the speedy Woodland coming home from third base. "We needed a spark and we got it from Ryan," Scott said. "He is a track guy who does a lot of pinch running and courtesy running for us. He has some good baseball instincts and got a good jump and scored easily." It was the 12th stolen base of the season for Woodland…