2016 SEASON RECAP
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.
NEW 2016 SEASON UPDATE
Welcome to 2016.
This year we will by playing our games in the AFFTON Athletic Association's House league. There are 12 teams in this league, so we should have ample competition.
Also, we have agreed to play for the Twin City Little League out of Festus as their only Senior/Junior team. We will be playing other Senior Little League teams from Grandview, Hillsboro and DeSoto. This should include about 12 games.
Both the Affton & Little League schedules have been updated.
Good luck to all the boys and let's have a great season!
PRACTICES, GAMES & CONCESSIONS
PRACTICES are scheduled for Tuesdays at 5:30pm at the Twin City Little League field.
Also, on Saturdays at 12:30pm at the Senn-Thomas field.
We will let everyone know of rain cancellations.
The first Game at Affton is on Friday, April 15th at 6:00pm on Field 4.
The team concession stand duty at Affton is on Saturday, April 16th from 5:30pm to close (sometime after 10, after we cleanup.) Only one parent needs to serve. You may have a sub, but they must be over 21. They will ask whom you are working for so they can give the proper money back. Checks are given back at the end.
Little League info to come at the end of the week.
Directions to Affton Fields and Twin City Little League Fields
AFFTON FIELDS: I-55 north, to 270, to 21-Tesson Ferry, go right. Left on Musick Dr., Right on Tesshire, left into complex.
TWIN CITY LITTLE LEAGUE FIELDS: 155 Little League Dr., Festus 63028. From Pevely, take 61/67 South to Bailey Rd., take a left, right on Little League Dr.
From I-55 South, take Festus Exit go left, Left onto 61/67, turn right on Bailey Rd. right on Little League Dr.
I will update this when we schedule the Twin City games.
Any questions please ask. Thank you.