Babe Ruth Baseball
Zone 4 winner Eureka had a tie to Cape area
The Eureka Post 177 Senior American Legion baseball team that won the Zone 4 tournament in Jackson over the weekend with a 3-0 record had an interesting local connection. Eureka received three nine-inning complete-game pitching performances, including one from Brennen Lummus in Friday's 5-3 winners bracket final victory over Festus. The right-hander, who will be a senior at Eureka High School in suburban St. Louis this fall, struck out 10, walked one and allowed five hits...
Strokers fall short of title contest
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The SEMO Strokers recorded two wins at the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament on Monday, but they needed three to advance to the championship game against the Charleston Fighting Squirrels...
SEMO Strokers drop into losers bracket at state tournament
The Fighting Squirrels advanced to the winners bracket final at the Senior Babe Ruth tournament
Potosi eliminates Jackson Sr. Babe Ruth from tourney
The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team's season came to an end at the state tournament Saturday night.
Jackson lost to Potosi 11-7 at Hillhouse Park in Charleston, Mo. Jackson scored all of its runs in the fifth and sixth innings.
Matt Ezzell was 1 for 4 with two RB1s for Jackson while Carson Crosnoe, Ethan Mirly, Conrad Bonney and Tyler Bohnert all collected a hit each as well.
Jackson freshmen roll, 7-1
The Jackson Freshmen American Legion Post 158 baseball team continues to roll at the state tournament in Branson, Mo. Jackson (27-6-1) improved to 2-0 in the tournament with Thursday's 7-1 victory over Washington. Jeremiah McGuire pitched six innings for the win, allowing five hits and one run. He struck out six and walked two...
Quality abounds in Babe Ruth field
The beginning of the Senior Babe Ruth baseball playoffs often used to mean the beginning of a new team, one that could compete with the best from other regions of the state. "The way it was in the beginning created, Charleston would have a team, East Prairie would have a team, Sikeston would have a team," Charleston Fighting Squirrels coach Michael Minner explained. ...
Cape Sr. Legion places 4th in Charleston tournament
The Poplar Bluff Senior Babe Ruth baseball team defeated Cape Ford & Sons Post 63 Senior Legion in the third-place game of the Fighting Squirrel Baseball Classic on Sunday in Charleston, Mo. Poplar Bluff posted a 7-5 victory in the contest. J.C. Chapman took the loss for Cape, which fell to 7-7. Chapman allowed four hits and seven runs -- four earned -- in six innings. He struck out six and walked four...
Charleston repeats as state Senior Babe Ruth baseball tournament champion
Charleston used the hard road to repeat as Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state champion. The host Fighting Squirrels dropped their second tournament game but battled back to post six straight wins in the nine-team, double-elimination event at Hillhouse Park...
Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team's hopes evaporate at state tourney
The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team saw its surprising postseason run end Tuesday with two losses at the state tournament.
Chaffee Senior Babe Ruth baseball team's bats fall silent vs. Charleston
The Chaffee Senior Babe Ruth baseball team was eliminated from the Missouri state tournament Monday.
Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team advances to winners bracket final at state tournament
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball coach Tracy Wyatt expected to field a strong team this summer. It's taken longer than Wyatt anticipated, but Jackson finally appears to be putting together things. Jackson continued its surprising run at the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Monday by routing Boonville 11-1 in five innings...
Chaffee, Jackson win at state Senior Babe Ruth baseball tournament
The two local teams posted victories in their opening games Saturday at the state Senior Babe Ruth baseball tournament at Hillhouse Park in Charleston, Mo. Chaffee cruised to a 14-1 win over Arch City. Jackson earned a 7-2 win over Charleston, with Ross Moldenhauer earning the win on the mound...
Summer baseball roundup: Jackson Senior Legion bests Jackson Senior Babe Ruth
The Jackson Senior American Legion baseball team swept Jackson Senior Babe Ruth in a doubleheader Wednesday night.
Summer baseball roundup 6/11/12
A roundup of American Legion and Senior Babe Ruth baseball action.
Summer baseball roundup 6/10/12
The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team defeated the Missouri Bulls U15s 4-3 in a Charleston tournament consolation bracket game Friday. Ross Moldenhauer earned the win, while Chase Hagerty took the loss. Moldenhauer allowed three runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and a walk. He also went 3 for 4 at the plate...
Summer baseball roundup 6/4/12
The Ford & Sons Cape Girardeau Senior American Legion Post 63 baseball team hit two home runs and beat visiting Marion (Ark.) 6-3 on Sunday. Cape's victory was part of the inaugural Ford & Sons Showcase at Central High School that featured seven games over two days...
Summer baseball roundup 6/3/12
A roundup of American Legion and Senior Babe Ruth action from the area.
Area digest 5/31/12
Jesse Schott's one-out double in the bottom of the seventh inning carried the Ford & Sons Cape Girardeau Senior American Legion Post 63 baseball team past Kennett Senior Babe Ruth 4-3 on Wednesday. Schott's double scored Trey Gardner, who reached on a fielder's choice...
Summer baseball roundup
The Cape Girardeau Plaza Tire Junior American Legion Post 63 baseball team defeated the Post 63 Freshman team 15-5 in five innings Tuesday. Trevor Prost earned the win by allowing three hits over five innings. Cameron Grueninger drove in four runs, while Nick Bradshaw plated three and scored one for the Junior Legion squad...
Kansas champ ousts Squids
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The Chaffee Senior Babe Ruth Squids baseball team dug itself a big early hole for the second straight day. That normally is not a recipe for success. It wasn't for the Squids. Chaffee fell behind 12-0 after three innings Sunday and lost to Kansas state champion Columbus 12-8 in an elimination game of the Midwest Plains Regional at Hillhouse Park...
Miscues sink Chaffee in Senior Babe Ruth regional tourney
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The Chaffee Senior Babe Ruth baseball team got off to a rough start Saturday. Things didn't get much better the rest of the way as the Squids fell into the losers bracket of the Midwest Plains Regional. Chaffee fell behind 3-0 after one inning, and Iowa state champion Ottumwa rolled 7-3 in a winners bracket semifinal at Hillhouse Park...
Chaffee Senior Babe Ruth dispatches Colorado in Midwest Plains opener
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The Chaffee Squids opened the first round of the Midwest Plains Regional Senior Babe Ruth baseball tournament with a 7-3 win over Limon, Colo., on Friday at Hillhouse Park. "It's always a big win when you can get it done in the first round," Chaffee coach Aaron Horrell said. "When you go to the losers bracket, you have to win a lot more games. With pitching, sometimes that wears out in that many games. It was big."...
Chaffee Senior Babe Ruth team set for regional action
The Chaffee Squids Senior Babe Ruth baseball team is excited about testing itself against top squads from other states. Chaffee will get that opportunity in the Senior Babe Ruth Midwest Plains Regional that begins today at Hillhouse Park in Charleston, Mo...
Chaffee reaches Babe Ruth regional
The Squids qualified before losing to Charleston in the state tournament final
Charleston rallies to dump Chaffee at Senior Babe Ruth state tourney
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Chaffee suffered a major blow Saturday during the Senior Babe Ruth state baseball tournament. The Squids insist they are far from discouraged since they still are just one win away from a berth in the Midwest Plains Regional. "Our heads are still up," Josh Overbey said. "We're ready to go."...
Chaffee escapes vs. Jackson in extras at Senior Babe Ruth state tourney
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Chaffee Senior Babe Ruth player Connor Scott has experience with close shaves. Scott, a recent graduate of East Prairie High School where he was the starting quarterback on the football team and a standout on the baseball team, is sporting a red mohawk these days. It matches his Chaffee apparel...
Jackson shakes mishap before game, opens Senior Babe Ruth state tournament with win
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Jackson's defense of its Senior Babe Ruth state title got off to a rough start. Coach Paul Sander's squad lost one of its top players before Thursday's first-round state tournament game against the Mineral Area Pirates even started...
Chaffee rips Charleston in first round of Senior Babe Ruth state tournament
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Chaffee was determined not to overlook the Charleston Woodpeckers in Thursday's Senior Babe Ruth state tournament opener. The Squids already had beaten the Woodpeckers four times this season. Host Chaffee made it five straight over the Woodpeckers with a 14-3 romp that keeps the Squids in the winners bracket of the seven-team, double-elimination event at Horman Field...
Chaffee eager to capture first state Senior Babe Ruth tourney title on home field
The Squids hope to capture their first state title on their home field
Area digest 7/10/11
The Cape Girardeau Plaza Tire Junior American Legion baseball team defeated Jackson twice Saturday to capture the district tournament title. Marc Rivas knocked in Ramsey Scott and Thomas Crocetti with a double in the bottom of the sixth inning to lead Cape to the 4-3 win in the winner-take-all game...
Area digest 7/8/11
Thomas Crocetti only allowed two hits and struck out two in a complete-game effort for the Cape Girardeau Plaza Tire Junior American Legion baseball team Thursday. Aaron Grainger knocked in three runs to lead Cape past Sikeston 5-0 in the district tournament opener...
Chaffee Senior Babe Ruth subdues Jackson in opener, Jackson wins nightcap
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The second inning of Tuesday night's opening game between the Chaffee and Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball teams brought a scoring opportunity for both teams. Jackson missed out on its chance in the top of the inning, while Chaffee got all the offense starter Connor Scott needed in the bottom half on its way to a 2-0 victory in the opening game of a doubleheader. Jackson won the nightcap 9-2 in 10 innings...
Scott City starts summer baseball team to fine-tune skills
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Thursday night's matchup between the Chaffee Senior Babe Ruth baseball team and Scott City High School's summer team had the feel of a pickup game. Pretty much every player present -- 11 for Chaffee and 10 for Scott City -- got a spot in the lineup, five combined pitchers were used over the course of five innings and defensive players swapped positions almost every inning without any notifications...
Summer baseball roundup 6/24/11
The Cape Girardeau Ford and Sons Post 63 Senior American Legion baseball team dropped both of its games at the Paducah, Ky., tournament Thursday. Post 63 lost to Terre Haute, Ind., in the opener, an 8-2 decision. Josh Meyer went the distance in a losing effort. He struck out four...
Jackson Senior Babe Ruth splits doubleheader
The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team earned a split in a doubleheader for the second consecutive night Tuesday. Jackson defeated Bloomfield 10-1 in Tuesday's opener. Jon Winkler allowed eight hits in a complete-game effort. Trent Steffens smacked three hits, while Spencer Sander and Alex Beussink both had two...
Summer baseball roundup
A recap of what happened with local summer baseball teams.
Chaffee Senior Babe Ruth team sweeps Jackson
Chaffee earned its 12th and 13th wins of this summer Thursday night with a doubleheader sweep of defending state champion Jackson at Legion Field in Jackson.
Jackson Babe Ruth splits doubleheader
The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team split a doubleheader at New Madrid on Monday. Jackson lost the opener 5-4 but bounced back for a 13-1 win in six innings in the nightcap. Jesse Schott had two hits for Jackson in the first game. Alex Buessink allowed two earned runs and took the loss...
Summer baseball roundup 6/5/11
The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team opened its season Friday by sweeping a doubleheader at Dexter 16-5 and 12-0. Alex Beussink was the winning pitcher in the opener. He also had two hits, as did Jesse Schott, Clay Roth and David Gray. Jesse Long notched the second-game victory. Trent Steffens had three hits, followed by Beussink, Schott and Tyler Koenig with two each...
Jackson Senior Babe Ruth ousted from regional
The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team was eliminated from the Midwest Plains regional tournament Monday in Wellington, Kan., with an 11-2 loss to Iowa. Jackson, the Missouri champion, finished fourth in the eight-state tournament and closed its season with a 29-6 record...
Jackson remains alive in Senior Babe Ruth Midwest Regional
The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth team fell into the losers bracket at the Midwest Regional tournament Sunday, but remained alive in the double-elimination tournament in Wellington, Kan., later in the day with a victory. Jackson, the Missouri champion, first lost 7-5 to the Colorado champion after the resumption of a rain-suspended game from Saturday night, then came back with a 12-7 victory against North Dakota...
Jackson tops Iowa at Babe Ruth Regional
Brandon Bennett belted a three-run home run in the first inning and the Jackson Senior Babe Ruth team defeated the Iowa state champions 6-2 on Friday in the first round of the Senior Babe Ruth Midwest Plains Regional in Wellington, Kan. Jackson, the Missouri champion, advanced to play the Colorado state champion Saturday night. Jackson led 2-0 after one inning when play was suspended due to rain. The game will resume today...
Jackson captures Babe Ruth state title
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team forced the three-time defending state champion Charleston Fighting Squirrels to make defensive plays by putting the ball in play during Sunday's state championship game. The Squirrels handled the pressure well during the first five innings of the state title game, committing only one error and clinging to a one-run lead in the top of the sixth inning...
Jackson Babe Ruth advances to title round
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth offense continued its hot hitting in the third round of the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth State Championships, defeating the three-time defending state champion Charleston Fighting Squirrels 12-4 on Saturday...
Jackson opens tourney with win
The Senior Babe Ruth team collected a five-inning victory
Area digest 6/25/10
Cape Senior Legion sweeps pair The Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons Senior American Legion baseball team won both of its games Thursday at the Paducah, Ky., tournament. Josh Hiett's first home run in organized baseball at any level proved the game-winner in Post 63's 9-7 win over Dyersburg, Tenn...
Jackson Senior Babe Ruth sweeps Coyotes
When Jackson Senior Babe Ruth third baseman Heath Pobst wasn't stealing hits from the Anna, Ill., Coyotes, he was getting hits of his own. Pobst had two hits and scored two runs to help Jackson knock off the Coyotes 5-2 in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday night at Legion Field. Jackson completed the sweep with a 10-0 victory in six innings in the second contest...
Baseball roundup: Jackson sweeps pair
A report on some of the action on the diamonds across the area Saturday.
Jackson's title chase falters in extra innings
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The magical summer for Jackson's Senior Babe Ruth baseball team fell agonizingly short of an ultimate prize. With a Senior Babe Ruth World Series berth on the line, Minnesota beat Jackson 6-3 in eight innings Wednesday in the finals of the Midwest Plains Regional...
Regional title slips away in Jackson's first try
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Jackson and Minnesota have exchanged dramatic one-run victories the past two days at the Senior Babe Ruth Midwest Plains Regional. So perhaps it's only fitting that the squads will square off one more time. On the line at 1 p.m. today will be the Midwest Plains Regional title and a berth in the Senior Babe Ruth World Series set for Aug. 15 through 22 in Moses Lake, Wash...
Jackson earns regional berth before loss in state final
The Charleston and Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball teams both emerged as winners Sunday. Charleston captured its third consecutive state title with a 10-7 victory over host Jackson. The Fighting Squirrels (27-18) went 4-0 in the six-team, double-elimination state tournament at Legion Field...
Jackson needs a win to reach Babe Ruth regional
The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team is having a sensational season. Things would be going even better if it weren't for Charleston. The Fighting Squirrels again proved to be a thorn in Jackson's side, posting a 12-8 victory in Saturday's winners bracket final of the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament...
Jackson stays in winners bracket
New Madrid shortstop Kyle Marshall squatted down at his position and stared intently at the ground while pitcher D.J. Bidwell did the same with his hands on his knees behind the mound. Neither could stand to watch as Jackson's Bret Steffens trotted home with the first run of the teams' matchup in the Missouri Babe Ruth Championship tournament in the top of the second inning Friday night at Jackson City Park...
Jackson protects early lead against Mineral Area
The Jackson Babe Ruth baseball team endured an half-hour weather delay and pulled out a 5-3 win against Mineral Area on Thursday in the opening round of the Missouri Babe Ruth Championship tournament. The players were pulled from the field during the fifth inning because of lightning in the area...
Cape Legion sweeps House Springs The Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons American Legion senior baseball team swept a non-district doubleheader at House Springs on Saturday, winning 6-5 and 9-5. Cape (13-4) had six hits in the opener, led by Brad LaBruyere with two. LaBruyere and David Sanders each drove in two runs...
Cape Babe Ruth team splits two vs. Dexter
The Cape Girardeau Senior Babe Ruth team held visiting Dexter to one hit in Thursday's doubleheader opener, but Cape was held to just two hits in the second game and settled for a split at Capaha Field. Cape routed Dexter 15-0 in the opening game thanks to a one-hit shutout from Brett Heischmidt...
Area sports digest 6/13/07
Atchison, Menz to compete at Nationals Stephen T. Atchison of Jackson will compete in the saddle bronc event at the 2007 College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., this week. Atchison attends the University of Tennessee-Martin. Brent M. Menz of Delta will also be competing in the Nationals in the bull riding event. Menz also attends the University of Tennessee-Martin...
Area sports digest 6/12/07
Jackson Legion sweeps Calvert City Alex Tripp drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh to complete an eight-run rally as Jackson's American Legion team swept visiting Calvert City, Ky., on Monday in a doubleheader. Jackson trailed 10-2 in the opener, but came all the way back and scored three in the seventh for a 12-11 win. Nick D'Amico pitched the seventh for the win and added two hits...
Cape Ford and Sons Legion falls to Festus The Cape Girardeau Ford and Sons American Legion baseball team suffered its second loss of the season Saturday night as host Festus posted a 7-4 win. Cape (8-2) had seven hits, led by Mark Himmelberg with three. Matt Hester added two hits, including the game's only home run...
Cape Senior Babe Ruthsweeps Chaffee The Cape Girardeau Senior Babe Ruth team swept a doubleheader against the Chaffee 16-year-old team on Thursday at Capaha Field. Cape won the first game 13-9 and the nightcap 12-1 in five innings. Cape improved to 3-0...
Area sports digest 6/5/07
Ford & Sons sweepsPerryville Legion Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons American Legion continued its fast start Monday with a 14-5 rout of Perryville in the opener of a doubleheader at Capaha Field. Brad LaBruyere went 2-for-3 and drove in four runs to lead Cape. Alex Shell and Kory Kitchen were 3-for-4 with three RBIs each...