2016 MSHSAA State Baseball

619px-Baseball_(crop)Prepcasts.com and MSHSAA.TV are teaming up this year for the 2016 Baseball State Championships from TR Hughes Stadium.

Prepcasts.com will provide the announcers for all the Semi Final games and will have Nate Lucas – the voice of the Springfield Cardinals and Tim Miller on all the Final Games.  All Finals are @ 1:30 pm each day.

Prepcasts.com and MSHSAA.TV will simulcast the audio portion on both formats.

 

[From MSHSAA.org]

VIDEO BROADCASTS

All Semifinal and Championship games from the baseball championships will be available on-line at www.MSHSAA.tv.  There is a subscription fee involved with watching the games on-line.  The third-place games will not be streamed on MSHSAA.tv.

 

The 3rd place games will ONLY be on Prepcasts.com as a video cast … all 3rd place games are @ 10:30 am each day.

 

67th MSHSAA Baseball Championships

Class 1 – May 30 and 31 
Class 2 – May 31 and June 1
Class 3 – June 1 and 2
Class 4 – June 3 and 4
Class 5 – June 2 and 3

O’Fallon Ballpark, O’Fallon
Admission $7 per day (re-entry permitted only with proper wristband)

 

BRACKETS & STATS

Class 1 Brackets (.html)
Class 2 Brackets (.html)
Class 3 Brackets (.html)
Class 4 Brackets (.html)
Class 5 Brackets (.html)

 

 

 

 

Not the roaring 20’s by Bob Ryan

roaring 20's imageThe 20’s….no..not the roaring 20’s …a forerunner to the 60’s….but the 20’s of August…when they arrive it means lots of things….school has started (or will soon)….summer swimming is seeing its waning days….the “routine” is starting again for many…..in baseball it also means….all the bloom is off the season’s flower by now….the season is stale and repetitious unless you’re a contender…it’s the final days until all the “promising’ players are called up on Sept 1 and ur playing time will be reduced…players on non-contending teams are now focused on personal achievements despite a body that is slower, bruised and aches far more than the glorious days of March spring training…so let’s take a look at what’s going on in these 20’s …

 

…Recently, Michael Wacha had a very unusual AB…he was assigned to bunt…as he squared, bent his knees, the pitch ran right in on him—right at this face….he DID get the bunt down…as the pitcher mishandled his bunt, Wacha no doubt was considering, as he jogged to 1B, how close he really came to being struck right between the eyes

 …does anyone still have any doubts that $silent $tan is moving to LA? I don’t. Our hopes…as I said months ago is the Oakland team….I’m really afraid that the StL committee (which has worked very hard and very well) will have worked in vain….btw…one of my friends, a non-sports person, said to me recently,” well learn to be without it and anyway it’s our tax money and not everyone goes”….well, our tax money already goes to many pleasurable activities—zoo, library, art museum…not everyone goes to those wonderful areas either..I’m not saying that we should lessen or remove our fiscal support of those areas only that a stadium provides enjoyment for a sizable segment of our society –just as these other activities do for others…unfortunately in the “me 1st and me only” society that we function in now….supporting verbally & fiscally the interest of others ..and accepting that we’re all different….doesn’t gain much traction

 …clearly the two best hitters in the MLB are Bryce Harper & Paul Goldschmidt (at least by the numbers)….Harper has these credentials as of today—BA-.328,OBP .452 OPS-1.089; Goldschmidt’s numbers are BA-.334, OBP-.447 and OPS 1.017..they are the only two MLB hitters over 1.00 in OPS

 …so …part of the Grichuk package was the history of Grichuk having been on DL frequently in the minor leagues…I always wondered why LAA gave him to us so cheaply

 …one of my friends emailed me a copy of a survey taken of our college students being quizzed…it was so sad…most could not name the vice-president, from which country we claimed independence, who won the Civil War but…they all knew about some rock star’s (can’t remember her name) husband and former husband…couldn’t we give a competency test (which would change every year so teachers don’t just teach the test) to receive a HS diploma? Forget about those “gimme” grades….they often mean very little is some schools

 …we’ve had some dismal QB tandems in StL over the past couple years…here’s another one that seems to be of the same ilk….it’s in Buffalo…the fight for the QB spot is between Tyrod Taylor, Matt Cassel and EJ Manual (who once was thought the be “the chosen one” but now sits at #3 on the depth chart). The fleet-footed Taylor leads this threesome as we head into week 2 of NFL pre-season.

 ….is Maty Mauk causing some worries at Mizzou after his dismal showing at the intra-squad game? 50% passing completion, considering the many short passes in this offense, is really unacceptable and won’t win many SEC games

….the Angels are still battling for a playoff spot with Trout hitting .295 and Albert trudging along at .252 (albeit 33 HR) …btw not ONE batter is hitting .300 in LAA lineup..does LAA sound like an airport to you too?

…I tend to agree with James Harrison…participation trophies are really superfluous….just because you play on a team, it doesn’t merit a reward…participation ITSELF should be the reward—the fun, enjoyment, satisfaction of learning, developing, mastering skills and then moving upward to tougher skills and learning how to interact with others both as teammates and as players subordinate to coaches while learning that you may not always be the star…or even good…. but the importance of working towards a team goal (like you’ll do in the workplace) is important..on a personal note…my youngest son who lived through the participation trophy stage…would line up his trophies in two rows….the front row was the achievement trophies and the back row the participation trophies…I rest my case

 …a tip of the hat to a HS football coach who demonstrated by his actions…not only his words…some good sportsmanship….Farrell Shelton took over the prestigious Kirkwood football job after 14 terrific seasons at Eureka…leading Lindbergh 35-0 at half in Friday night’s opening game and probably being tempted to please everyone by scoring more points….he took the high road….final score Kirkwood 35 Lindbergh 7…great job Coach! Other coaches, I’m sure, also displayed good sportsmanship by easing up also… but this one is a real obvious one to notice.

 …the Steelers have lost long-time (10 years) d-coordinator, Dick LeBeau…he’s moved to Tennessee to become Asst head Coach. Keith Butler assumes the duties of the d-coordinator and promises more flexibility in his alignments…LeBeau was simple but innovative.. he trained his players to do the basics—keeping it simple enough that the players could Play w/o thinking and yet was the inventor of the zone blitz package now commonly used by NFL, college & HS teams…btw…LeBeau is 7th in NFL History in Interceptions!

 …will the SI Cover Jinx haunt the Cardinals now? The story on the depth, training and success of Birds is followed by an article on the Pirates…guess what, Clint Hurdle (Pirate MGR) is now reading Manifesto Mike’s book—the Manifesto!

…seldom mentioned, Josh Donaldson has really been terrific this year–.296, 33 HR, 94 RBI, 90 runs, OPS .939—since the trading deadline, Toronto has been on a tear (don’t know if it actually is Tulo or the sign from Toronto mgmt. that we’re “all in”

….Pirates,who are 55-1 when leading after 7 innings, tried shoring up their bullpen with the acquisition of Joakim Soria but the starting staff may be starting to crumble…..AJ Bartnett is on DL, Gerrit Cole has now lost his last 3 starts. The Pirates have the 3rd best record in baseball (behind Cards & KC)…btw….I think that those 3 teams all play tremendous defense—which really supports their pitchers and keep them in just about every game

 …the Rams brawl with the Cowboys in a “scrimmage” is typical….very typical…of scrimmages between pro teams…trash talk, hard hits, late hits…bingo…we got ourselves a brawl…I’m sure that the toughness, intensity, quickness of a team is elevated at those scrimmages..in fact, they are probably better to watch than the ho-hum pre-season games where meaningless players occupy the playing time while the starters sit on the sidelines joking, gawking at cheerleaders, pretending that they’re drinking water (what do you really think is in that bottle?), and occasionally taking glimpses at the game

….OK …World Series could now extend to Nov 4th…well…I guess the fans could treat it like a football game…tail-gate, get fortified with some anti-freeze prior to the game, watch through blurry eyes as the temp drops throughout the evening and you keep trying to stay warm with libations, then wake up next day wondering who won J-…

…while the Lou is justifiably excited about rookie Randall Grichuk….the Astros SS, Carlos Correa really has the Houston area buzzing…hitting .278, 15 HR ,OPS .871 with 10 SB…some have compared him to a young (and uncorrupted) A-Rod

 …sad NFL stat—1 in 6 players go bankrupt during their life…pls don’t blame that on concussions.

 …Thx to Thomas Williams for catching me on Superfly Jimmy Snuka…the Superfly HAS NOT PASSED but it was discovered this month that he has stomach cancer. He had his lymph nodes, part of his stomach and all apparent cancer removed. Keep on Splashing Superfly!

 …33 year old, Mizzou grad, Ian Kinsler (Detroit) is still holding his head above the .300 water level..he’s in his 10th year of MLB with over 5300 AB

 …recent publication predicts 5 things about Mizzou football—1) Kentrell Brothers will lead league in tackles; 2) Russell Hansbrough will rush for 1200 yards; 3) Evan Boehm -will become SEC’s best center (he’s son of Lee Summit West HS coach); 4) after winning it 2 consecutive years, Mizzou will NOT have the SEC Def Player of the Year; 5) Mizzou’s unbeaten streak in the last 2 Novembers will come to an end…interesting…seems to me like if #1 comes true, #4 will likely be wrong…hmmmm… Mizzou’s Nov schedule includes Miss State, Ark, Tenn, BYU, (in that order of skill level)…tough ending…

 …puzzles me why Tom Brady is listed around #5-9 in QB ratings in most Pre-Season Fantasy QB…who else would YOU rather have on a final drive down the field?

 ….which teams have most/best records in one-run games to this point of the season? Sitting down?…The Cubbies are 27-17, Cards 27-19, Atlanta 23-16, KC Royals 19-11

 …the defensive OF of Grichuk, Heyward and Piscotty is clearly out best OF defensively (not counting the weak hitting Bourjos as an everyday player)…that would leave us Holliday & Adams for one starting spot….hmmmm…on the other hand….how often are all five of these guys healthy at one time?

 …having a strong 2015 for the Yanks is A-Rod (24 dingers, 63 ribbies) but I think the long layoff in 2013 and 2014 is catching up to him now in the hot, long 20’s as he’s hitting .212 in the last 30 days…interesting…just learned that A-Rod missed only ONE game (total) in the 3 year stretch of 2001-2002-2003 for Texas (I guess steroids were providing the stamina)

 ….watch which players “get hot” during the 20’s….wanna bet that they’re in the final year of their contract?

Coach Shelton – “It’s all about the process.”

Tyler PosloskyClick here for the REPlay …

Nine weeks into the season, Eureka sports a 6-1 overall mark, including a perfect record in a lightweight conference. Yet, head coach Farrell Shelton’s message hasn’t changed.

It’s all about the process.

Pick any of the unusual circumstances leading up to Eureka’s eventual 40-0 rout over Lindbergh and you could make a case for the multitude of penalties and mental lapses made by the Wildcats. Hours before kickoff the game was moved to Parkway Central because of unplayable field conditions. To top it off, it was Eureka’s Homecoming.

And despite recording its third shutout of the season, Eureka made far too many senseless mistakes that to Shelton’s liking.

Without pausing, Shelton said he wasn’t surprised by the penalty-marked performance.

“It’s the team, it’s Week 9, and I could see it coming,” Shelton said. “It was just a little bit and a little bit and then tonight … it just won’t stop. It’s the same penalties that we made tonight that [we’ve made before].”

Brett Geisz rushed for a season-high 203 yards, passed for 151 and scored three total touchdowns. Halfback Stephen Erutti was a factor when his name was called. Most important to the naked eye, the Wildcats hung 40 on their opponent.

However, the Flyers were no juggernaut. They went winless in the conference and allowed nearly 31 points per game in their four conference tilts.

“I think we’re talented [offensively], but you never know,” Shelton said. “When you play teams that you’re more talented [than] you can get away with that stuff.”

That was the case against the Flyers.

The Wildcats scored on their opening drive on Geisz’s one-yard quarterback keeper.

Then the penalty flags started flying.

Eureka’s next drive began on their own 25, but was spoiled by a chop block. A fake punt failed and the Wildcats turned the ball over on downs.

Trailing by a touchdown, it looked as if Lindbergh was going to tie the game. But on third-and-7, linebacker Zach Seiler intercepted Logan Offner’s pass. It was Seiler’s first interception of the season.

The turnover gave the Wildcats’ offense a chance to redeem themselves.

But to no avail.

The mishaps continued on Eureka’s next drive. A pair of false starts and one of a handful of passes that grazed off the fingertips of Cam Nisbet kept the offense out of the end zone. However, Bo Highfill extended the lead to 10-0 with a 27-yard field goal.

Shelton addressed the first-half penalties at halftime, but little changed in the second half even though Eureka scored 14 points in the fourth quarter.

“What was disappointing was it was seniors and it was [guys] making the same mistakes,” Shelton said. “I never preach that. I preach the process, not the end result.

“The teams that move into the championship understand that. I’ve got a group of kids that don’t. I’ve got a great [defense] of seniors. But in Class 6, you’ve gotta have a large number of people that are all playing together.”

Monday Night Football on Prepcasts.com

tony floydThe game between Lindbergh and Mehlville began last Friday night, but due to the lightning the game had to be postponed. Seven minutes and fifty eight seconds were remaining in the first quarter when the game was postponed with the score at 0 to 0. That brings MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL to Lindbergh High.

Both teams came to this contest with 0 wins and 2 losses. The Flyers controlled the Monday affair on both offense and defense.  The Flyers would get their first score with a 1 yard run by Steven Washington. The extra point try was no good. The next score would be a 45 yard field goal by Logan Offner. The score was 9 to 0 at halftime. Twenty seven seconds into the second half Justin Marchand scored on a 40 yard touchdown run. With 3:20 left in the third,  Sam Neumeier scored on a 2 yard touchdown run. The last score for the Flyers was a 32 yard touchdown run by Malik Johnson. The Mehlville Panthers would score one touchdown with a pass from Brendon Mady to Joe Ghormley for 76 yards. The defensive line for the Flyers dominated the line most of the night. The final score – 30 to 7.  Click here for the replay of the game … The Flyers will face Parkway South Friday (9-12-14).

The Pattonville Pirates Steal another Win

ritterThe Pattonville Pirates had a pretty clear game plan on Friday night as they hosted the Lindbergh Flyers in week two of the high school football season. Stay balanced on offense and swarm to the football on defense. The Pirates accomplished both en route to a 37-14 victory. Pattonville senior running back Tyrone Eastern found the end zone twice and freshman signal caller Kaleb Eleby threw for a couple of scores as well. The Pirates took a 23-14 lead into the locker room at the half after a 20yd FG by Cody Blankenship. The Pirates held Lindbergh scoreless in the second half.
Pattonville’s defense stifled Lindbergh’s spread offensive passing attack the entire night with several pass break-ups and forced the Flyers quarterback’s to throw four interceptions one of which was taken back for a touchdown by Pattonville cornerback CJ McDaniel. Lindbergh starting quarterback Sam Neumeier, who threw two of those interceptions was knocked out of the game in the third quarterback and never returned.
Pattonville (2-0) will travel to Hazelwood West next Saturday, while Lindbergh (0-2) will host Mehlville on Friday night.

Check out the New Football Show – Prepcasts LLI – Week 2

prepcasts facebook profilePrepcasts is proud to announce the continuation of our addition to our Friday night high school football coverage.  This Friday night at 6:30, we will continue the Prepcasts Live Listen In (LLI) show. Prepcasts will continue to bring you our featured Friday night games, but the Prepcasts LLI show will only enhance the coverage. Hosted this week by Tim Miller, the Prepcasts LLI show will run until around 10:00, and it will provide coverage of all of our featured games in addition to updated scores from high school football contests across the St. Louis area and from our affiliates in Ste. Gen and KCMW. In addition, we will bring you pre-game and post-game analysis of all our featured games from our Prepcasts broadcast crews.
 
So remember, the Prepcasts LLI show will air live every Friday night from 6:30 – 10:00 and, as an added bonus, all shows will be archived for on-demand listening at your convenience, free of charge. Click here for that show …

Lindbergh Football Association Partners for another year

LHS flying f logo jpegWE are pleased to welcome back our longest lasting Football school partner to our Fall Schedule … The Lindbergh Football Association.

Prepcasts.com will be covering all their Varsity Football games again this year.  Join Owen Shroyer and Tony Floyd as your broadcast team.

Most of the games will be Audio casts and there will be 3 Video games – Homecoming vs Lafayette, Senior Night vs Fox and the first District game.

Varsity
Date Time Opponent Location W / L Score GameType
8/14/2014 6:00 PM Green & Gold LHS Regular Season
8/15/2014 6:00 PM Jamboree Fox Regular Season
8/22/2014 7:00 PM Kirkwood – Parent Night LHS Regular Season
8/29/2014 7:00 PM Pattonville Pattonville Regular Season
9/5/2014 7:00 PM Mehlville – Pink Out LHS Regular Season
9/12/2014 7:00 PM Parkway South PWS Regular Season
9/19/2014 7:00 PM Lafayette – Homecoming LHS Regular Season
9/26/2014 7:00 PM Marquette Marquette Regular Season
10/3/2014 7:00 PM Fox LHS Regular Season
10/10/2014 7:00 PM Eureka Eureka Regular Season
10/17/2014 7:00 PM Oakville Oakville Regular Season
10/24/2014 7:00 PM District TBA District
10/31/2014 7:00 PM Sectional TBA State Playoff
11/7/2014 Quarter Finals TBA State Quarter-Final
11/14/2014 State Semifinals TBA State Semi-Final
11/28/2014 State Championship TBA State Championship

Archive! – May 23 – HS Boys Volleyball – Class 4 – Championship – Lindbergh vs CBC

video cam logoLindbergh FlyersCBCMO Vball LogoHS Boys Volleyball – Class 4 – Championship – Lindbergh vs CBC – Click here to view the match

Archive! – May 23 – MSLA Division II State Championships – BLAX – Lindbergh vs Marquette

video cam logoMarquetteLindbergh FlyersMSLA logoMSLA Division II State Championships – BLAX – Lindbergh vs Marquette – Click here to view the match

Archive! – May 2 – HS Boys Baseball – Lindbergh @ Northwest [Northwest Sports Network]

CLICK TO LISTEN Lindbergh Flyers NorthwestHS Boys Baseball – Lindbergh @ Northwest  [Northwest Sports Network] – Click here for the game