A truly heart-warming story about a special education student who wound up firing the first strike during Parkway North's Senior Day baseball game against Kirkwood. As told by Parkway North Head Baseball Coach Fred Friedman.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Joe Hope and Joey Reeves look forward to full season with the varsity squad after last season's meteoric rise and a ride to the state final four.
When Parkway North needed a boost last season, Head Coach Fred Friedman tapped a pair of pitchers who didn't start the year on varsity. Joe Hope and Joey Reeves came up from the JV squad and pitched the Vikings to a magical run to the state final four in Springfield. All Hope, then a Sophomore (7-1, 3.40 ERA) did was shut out a Westminster Christian Academy team that's been the best in the state the past two seasons. He also threw a no-hitter in the state semifinal. Just a Freshman, Reeves (3-0, 1.58 ERA) was masterful in a state quarterfinal win over SLUH, before shoulder tendinitis and what was diagnosed as a stress fracture in his collarbone caught up with him in the state championship game against Rockwood Summit. But that was last …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Baseball Writers Association of America announce that no player was elected to the 2013 Hall of Fame Class. St. Louis and Missouri are home to several Hall of Fame baseball players. And Maryland Heights even has a few that call the city home.
For the first time since 1996, the Baseball Writers Association of America failed to vote in a player to the Baseball Hall of Fame. According to the BWAA's website, a winning candidate did not emerge from the Hall of Fame balloting conducted by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and verified by Ernst & Young. There were 569 ballots cast, the third highest total in the history of the voting, but none of the 37 candidates in the 2013 vote gained mention on the required 75 percent for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Who would get in—better yet, who would be left out from this class—has been the subject of debate for years. Among those eligible for the first time: Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mike Piazza, Craig Biggio …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Giants beat the Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 to end the Redbirds' 2012 season.
There will be no World Series in St. Louis this season. There will be no parade down Market Street, no 12th world championship and no rematch of the 2006 Fall Classic. Monday night in San Francisco the Cardinals hopes of a repeat of 2011 were ended at the hands of the Giants. Just like in 1996, the Cardinals, with a new manager, had a 3-1 lead in the National League Championship series. And, just like in '96, the Cards failed to get win No. 4, losing in Game 7 in a blowout. The Cardinals were done in by a series of miscues and the inability to get a big basehit. But, credit the San Francisco, the Giants had to play perfect to come back and did just that. The loss in California closes the book on an interesting season for the Cardinals…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Maryland Heights JV Red Legion baseball team racked-up another win Tuesday night.
The Maryland Heights JV Red Legion baseball team won its Tuesday evening game against Creve Coeur with a score of 3-1. The game happened at Parkway North High School, where Maryland Heights scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning. Previously the team beat the Rawlings Prospects Benes 16/17u with a score of 6-5, the team's website indicates. Check out the team's previous final scores on its website. Many thanks to the team's manager Brad Zimerman for sending in the game’s final score.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Thirty-four St. Louis area high school seniors, including one Pattonville athlete, 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. 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 High School, spent seven years in the major leagues, and was a member of the American League All-Star team in 1993 and 1994. Robinson is also a St. Louis native. He was a 3-sport athlete for Hazelwood and played for the Tampa Bay…
Friday, May 25, 2012
Freshman pitcher Joey Reeves threw a complete-game masterpiece to lead the Vikings to state baseball Final Four for first time since 2003.
When he went to bed on the evening of March 30, Parkway North High School head baseball coach Fred Friedman wasn't sure what the heck was going on with his Vikings. The team had just played its first seven games of the season, and had only won two of them. And in fact, that particular night, North had just lost its fourth straight. It was early in the season still, but Friedman was already concerned about his club. But beginning that next day, things got a whole lot better for the Vikings, who snapped their losing streak with a win over St. Charles on the last day in March, then continued winning in April and May -- all the way through this past week's district and sectional championship games. Thursday though, was North's biggest win of …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Pattonville Pulls Out Extra Inning Thriller To Defeat Hazelwood West In Early-Season Suburban North Showdown
Pirates survive marathon ballgame against Wildcats, thanks to senior Matt Wilkes' ninth-inning, game-winning double.
Just about every time one of the teams from Pattonville High School squares off against one of the teams from Hazelwood West — no matter what the sport — there's a pretty good chance the result is going to be some kind of dynamite athletic competition, that won't be decided until the game's final moments. That's what happened when the Pirates and Wildcats met in boys and girls basketball, football, soccer and swimming this year. So it should be no surprise that on Thursday afternoon, at West's Beckemeier Baseball Field, Pattonville and Hazelwood West waged another fantastic battle in their longtime athletic rivalry. And this time, it was the Pirates who came out on top, claiming a nine-inning, 5-4 victory over the Wildcats, in a matchup …
Friday, December 9, 2011
The former Cardinal took out a full-page ad in today's Post-Dispatch, according to the Riverfront Times.
Former Cardinal Albert Pujols is leaving St. Louis, but not without saying goodbye. The Riverfront Times reported Friday that Pujols paid for ad space in the St. Louis Post Dispatch to bid farewell to Cardinals nation and thank the local fans. Reactions to Pujols’ departure have been mixed. Yesterday Maryland Heights Patch spoke with fans around Westport Plaza about their reactions — which were feelings of disappointment. However on Maryland Heights Patch’s Facebook page, some fans seemed to sympathize with the athlete’s decision to leave. Bucholz Brian speculated on Maryland Heights Patch’s wall that Pujols may have a longer career because of the departure. “Sad to see but now we have $$ to pick up several players and Pujols will be able …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
We asked people around Westport for their reactions to Albert Pujols leaving the St. Louis Cardinals.
Media outlets across the country have reported Albert Pujols is leaving St. Louis to play for the Los Angeles Angles. Westport Plaza is the home of Pujols' restaurant, , as well as the Pujols Family Foundation. We asked people around the plaza for their reactions to the athlete's decision to move.