OFFENSIVE HONORS & BEST SEASON STATS
JORDAN HAMMERMAN - 2009 18U St. Louis Tigers
The switch hitting Hammerman had a 2009 league average of .556 and led the SLABA league in five of eight offensive categories including batting average, doubles, triples, on base percentage and runs scored. He was second in slugging percentage, third in home runs and fifth in plate appearances. He was also 4-0 on the mound for the Tigers.
585 AVG 619 OB% 1019 SLG 118 PA 106 AB 42 R 62 H 34 1B 14 2B 10 3B 4 HR 21 RBI 11 BB 2 K 6 SB 1 CS
2009 SLABA 18U Ryan Howard Most Valuable Player & Team MVP
2009 NABF 18U World Series Home Run Derby Co-Winner
2009 SLABA All-Star Game MVP
2007 SLABA 16U Most Valuable Player & Team MVP
4-Time SLABA All-Star
Renfrow earned 2013 SLABA 17U Pitcher of the Year honors by racking up 40 strikeouts to go with his 3 wins, 2 saves, 4 complete games in 53 innings pitched in 11 appearances. His League ERA was 1.94 and his WHIP was 1.54.
Chapman earned the title of 2012 SLABA 15U Batting Champion by hitting over .500 for the 2012 St. Louis Tigers 15U Black squad. He was also the starting DH on the North All-Star team.
Lindmark was voted the 2011 SLABA 15U Pitcher of the Year after recording a 6-1 record with 30 strikeouts and a 1.19 WHIP in 48 innings pitched. His team also won the USSSA 15U Missouri AA State Championship in Oak Grove, MO
In 2009, Bretsch was named the SLABA 18U Kyle McClellan Pitcher of the Year by opposing SLABA managers. His 6-1 record with a 1.46 ERA was just the beginning. Bretsch tossed back-to-back No-Hitters on 6/30/09 vs. Perryville Post 133 and on 7/4/09 vs. Oakville Tigers. Just two weeks earlier he threw back-to-back One-Hitters on 6/2/09 vs. Meramec Valley and 6/8/09 vs. American National West Eagles (Graser) during SLABA league play. He compiled 48 strikeouts in 48 innings pitched with a 1.21 WHIP for the Tigers.
In 2009, Kobler had an overall win-loss record of 6-2 and led the 18U SLABA league with 63 strikeouts in 42.3 innings and a 1.49 WHIP. He finished second in voting for the Pitcher of the Year honors to teammate Kyle Bretsch. He was also an excellent infielder/outfielder and hit .429 for the Tigers, with a .643 SLG including 3 HR and 29 RBI in 98 AB during the 2009 season.
In July 2008, 16U left-handed pitcher Dane Stole was called up to pitch for the 17U Tigers, allowing them to keep their starters fresh for the playoff run. Stole no-hit the Jefferson County Barnstormers, helping the 17U Tigers stay on top of the league.
Uxa was the 2007 SLABA 16U SLABA All-Star Game MVP and a leading hitter all year for the 16U Tigers. At one point in the season, Uxa went 14-17 at the plate to lead the league with a .721 AVG. He ended the season with .507 AVG, trailing only his teammate Jordan Hammerman's .523 AVG. Uxa was 4th in the league in HR with 5, 8th in doubles, 6th in RBI, 10th in runs scored, 10th in walks, 2nd in slugging with .887 and he led the league with a .611 OBP. His towering HR to right field at Vianney against American National led the Tigers to a come-from-behind victory in game 2 of the best of 3 SLABA Championship Series and a berth in the PONY Regionals.
In 2007, Spinner was named the SLABA Pitcher of the Year. He compiled a 7-1 record in 8 starts with a 1.82 ERA and 39 strikeouts. The team won the SLABA League, won the PONY Regionals and advanced to the PONY Zone Tournament in Grand Ledge, MI. The southpaw was also the starting pitcher for the 16U South All-Star squad. In late July, during the PONY Regional Championship game Justin was not himself - missing the strike zone quite a bit in the 4th inning. When his coach and teammates met at the mound to check on Justin, they learned he was about to pass out from heat exhaustion. He said, "I see two catchers, coach." To which a teammate replied, "Throw to the other one!"
In 2007, Deutschmann had a perfect 5-0 record in SLABA League play, but finished second to Tigers teammate Justin Spinner in SLABA 16U Pitcher of the Year voting. He compiled 25 strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.92. Deutschmann's best appearance for the Tigers was a 10-0 complete game, 45-pitch shutout in Omaha, NE during the Slumpbuster Tournament.