Vipers Win In Dramatic Fashion - Improve To 9-0.

Teammates swarm August Panhorst after hitting a three-run blast in the bottome of the first. (Photos courtesy of Brad Kauffeld.)

BALLWIN, Mo. - The Vipers are off to a perfect start after defeating the Ballwin Patriots  in slugfest 8-7,on Sunday (May 3) 8-7, improving to 9-0 in the St. Louis West Athletic Association (STLWAA) baseball league. (12 & under age group ).

The Vipers took an early lead in the bottom half of the first when Gavin Mueller knocked a one-out single.  After Andrew Dyson reached on with a walk, Spencer Breckenkamp recorded the Vipers’s second out with an infield ground ball while both runners into scoring position.

Local Area Baseball Team Wins St. Louis West Athletic Association Tournament

The Vipers consist of players from the Franklin County area, including New Haven.

Pictured Back row:  Roel Flores, Ryan Hoerstkamp, August Panhorst, Brynner Frankenberg, Andrew Dyson, and Brandon Bergner.  Front row: Tanner Sloan, Spencer Breckenkamp, Mason Kauffield, Tate Hendricks, and Gavin Mueller.

The Vipers are coached by AAron Roettering, Evan Roettering, and Tori Panhorst and managed by Scott Mueller. (Photo courtesy of Tori Panhorst)

BALLWIN, Mo. - Last weekend on Sunday April, 12 the Vipers went 5-0 to take first place in the St. Louis West Athletic Association (STLWAA) baseball season opener (12 & under age group ) tournament in Ballwin, Mo.

Ruediger And Seitter Voted Baseball First-Team All-Conference

Pictured: (left) Ross Seitter and (right) Kyle Ruediger voted First Team All-Conference.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Earlier this week junior Kyle Ruediger and senior Ross Seitter were voted First Team All-Conference and senior Garrett Schoenfeld Second Team All-Conference. (Complete list of All-Conference teams below)

The Shamrocks ended their season, losing to New Bloomfield 6-5 in an eight innings and an overall season record of 5-14.

Shamrocks Fend Off St. Clair's Late Push - Hold On 5-4

Ross Seitter(8) and Kyle Ruediger(13) score off a one out double from Garrett Schonefeld in top of the third inning.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Garrett Schoenfeld brought the heat against St. Clair during his outing. St. Clair managed just two hits off of Schoenfeld, who allowed no runs, thanks to a solid effort on the part of New Haven’s defense, which had been inconsistent in the teams six previous losses.

Shamrocks Drop Fourth Straight in 16-0 Loss To Sullivan

Kyle Ruediger leads the team in hitting with a .304 season average.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - In New Haven’s (2-7) last three games they’ve committed 12 errors and have gone 9-68 from the plate, striking out 35 times and one of Coach Jim Scheer’s biggest concern are the 15 times they’ve struck out looking.

On a positive not for New Haven has been their pitching with the exception to a hitting clinic Sullivan put on in Monday’s loss, racking up 16 hits in five innings.

Scheer said, “Our pitching has been ok but our defense has not lived up to really where I think we should be defensively.  We’ve given up way to many unearned runs and Monday we just played against a good hitting team in Sullivan.”

The Shamrocks four straight losses came at the hands of Hermann(14-8), St. James(4-2), Union(4-1), and then Sullivan. (Game summary bellows)

Shamrocks Win Snowy Home Opener 11-1

Pictured: Sophomore Michael McKernan hits a two out double in the first inning.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. -  In Monday night’s snowy home opener, New Haven defeated Wellsville in five innings 11-1, picking up their first win of the year after losing their season opener at Calvary Lutheran, 5-4, last Friday.

Sophomore Michael McKernan came through for the Shamrocks in the first inning with a two out bases-loaded-double to right field, batting in three runs as New Haven led 3-0 after one.

Ross Seitter would retire the side in the top of the second inning, recording one of his five strikeouts on the night.

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The Hermann Double Team - A Small Town Hoops Story

Book cover credited to William Fields of Two Soaring Hearts Photography and the retoucher was Steve Neher of JSN Studios

Hermann, Mo. - During the 1968-69 basketball season in the State of Missouri the small community of Hermann sported two high school teams that had an outstanding chance of claiming two out of the three state championships.

Hermann High in Class M, and St. George High in Class S, had both qualified as one of the four finalist in their class and were now playing in Brewer Fieldhouse at the University of Missouri for a chance at winning a State Championship, something that neither school had accomplished.

One school would claim this championship while the other would lose in the semifinals in a game that was one of the most anticipated events in high school basketball.

Gilling's Game Winning RBI Single Gives New Haven Post 366 Second Straight Win

Ben Held after scoring the winning run in Friday night's game against St. Charles Post 312.
By: Kyle Quick

New Haven, Mo. - New Haven Post 366's wild and dramatic come from behind win last night, edging past St. Charles Post 312 5-4 marked New Haven's second straight after Ben Held  threw a complete game shutout on Thursday against Wentzville. (4-0)

"It may have not been the prettiest win but the kids never gave up and it paid off with a win tonight," coach Hansi Block said after the game.

Grant Ruediger Strikes Out 11 Handing New Haven Second Straight Loss 6-1

Grant Ruediger held New Haven hitless through four innings and finished the evening with 11 strikeouts.

Hermann, Mo. - With one swing of the bat and Hermann’s Grant Ruediger in complete control from the mound, Hermann cruised to a 6-1 victory, handing New Haven their 10th loss on the year.

New Haven’s Garrett Schoenfeld got off to a good start, retiring Hermann’s first two batters.  But after giving up a two out walk, Craig Winkelmann knocked a single to center field, scoring Grant Ruediger after stealing second base earlier in the count, giving Hermann a 1-0 lead.