2014 Metro Collegiate 35th Annual All Star Game is in the books – Now the Playoffs

Metro 2014 All

Photo by Ric Henry

Photo by Ric Henry

Photo by Ric Henry

Photo by Ric Henry

The 35th Annual Metro Collegiate Baseball League All Star Game was a good show for a large crowd … both live and listening to www.collegecasts.com.  Click here for the replay

On a wonderful night weather-wise the night started with the announcement of Dalton Hewitt of the Bandits as the Most Valuable Player in the League for 2014 [see photo above – pictured with Bob Totterer].

The starting pitching assignments went to the Kats Noble Hampton for the Americans and the Saints Kurt McGuire for the Nationals.  The rest of the starters for the Americans included the Kats teammates of Drew Kitson in center and Nolan Sponslor at short.  The Rebel starters included Matt Feldt at first, Brandon Gutzler in left, Zac Perkins at third and Mason Fairley behind the plate.  The starters for the Bandits included Dalton Hewitt in right, Ryan Snyder the DH and Danny Mannion at second.

The Nationals representatives in the field were the Saints teammates Tyler Greminger in center, Brent Zimmerman at short and Case Munson in right.  The Dodgers started Justin Blechle at second, Pete Spradlin at third, Matthew Dunavant the DH and Mark Hencken behind the plate.  The Knights team sent out Jake Burger at first and Tommy Hager in left.

The seventh inning stretch gave the fans the Finals of the Home Run Derby [see photo above – pictured with Marty Stein]. The first to hit was Larry Shimsa of the Knights.  After 6 of his allotted 7 outs, Shimsa hit one over the scoreboard in left center. His only Homer.  Then stepped up the Saints Case Munson.  Munson went to his last out before hitting a blast to tie Shimsa then on the next pitch put a dent in the Ballwin Athletic Association sign with his winning blow.

The game then went on to have the Nationals score four in the bottom of the seventh and two more in the eighth to take the game 9-5.

The Most Valuable Player of the All Star Game was the Knights first baseman Jake Burger.  Burger was on base four times with three hits and two RBI.

Join the Playoff Games tonight.  The Ballwin game will have the Saints @ the Bandits … click here for that game … The BMAC game will have the Rebels @ the Dodgers … click here for that game … All Playoff games will be on www.collegecasts.com

 

 

Comments

  1. Jim Pleimann says:

    It was fun at the ol ball park last night. I had a good time broadcasting the game. Thanks to the “Powers that Be” for bringing us out to do the game (and the interns who helped with the 30+ line up changes). There was a lot of good talent and it showed quite often. Zac Perkin’s play at third base was a gem.
    Also, Case Munson’s dramatic win of the home run derby was fun to watch. The dent he left in the left field scoreboard on the final swing was good stuff!
    Good luck to those involved in the playoffs. Hope to do a game or two along the way

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