The coaches and I would like to thank all the kids and the parents for a great season. We had a lot of new faces from last year, 10 of our 16 players were new to the team this year. Our goal has always been to work on improving every kid from the beginning of the season to the end no matter how they start and we saw a lot of improvement from everyone. We had fun and played some great games (and a few not so great). We hope to continue with some summer and fall practice sessions, to help the kids continue to work on fundamentals and work with them on getting better at the positions they would like to play. I will text everyone with practice times and schedules after we have them.
Now, I'd like to recognize the kids for their achievements this year!
We played 21 games, 12 in Affton and 9 in Little League. We officially finished 13-6-3 (one of the wins was a forfeit).
The three Affton All-Stars were Jared Tanner, Greg Rose and Chance Jenkins. The two alternates are Matthew Bartosch and Logan Melton.
GAMES Played: Only two kids played in all 21 games, Greg and Chance. Matthew and Kienen only missed one game. Kenneth played in all 12 Affton games and Matthew, Kienen, Alex, Zack and Devin played in all 9 Little League games.
Three pitchers got most of the innings and starts for us, Greg, Jared Tanner, and Mark. They worked very hard for us and we thank them. Here are the relevant leaders.
Games Pitched: Greg with 9
Games Started: Greg and Jared T. with 7
Innings Pitched: Greg with 25
Wins: Greg with 4
Complete Games: Mark with 2
ERA: Mark with 4.58
Strikeouts: Jared T. with 41
Saves: Bodie with 1
Plate Appearances and At Bats: Matthew with 62 and 46 respectively.
Hits: Matthew with 26
Runs: Matthew with 32
Doubles and Triples: Greg with 8 and 5 respectively
Extra Base Hits: Greg with 13
RBIs: Greg with 18
Walks: Chance with 18
Strikeouts: Mark with 2 (lowest on the team)
Hit-by-Pitch: Mark with 3 (ouch)
Stolen Bases: Matthew with 31
Batting Average: Matthew with .565
On Base Percentage: Matthew with .677
Slugging Percentage: Greg with .867
OPS (on-base + slugging): Greg with 1.438
The full stats are available under the Team/Rosters tab. I have Little League, Affton and a combined total available.