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    Twins Hall of Famer Cesar Tovar with his sons - including our own Coach Cesar Tovar II


    Congrats to these former STL Tigers that will be moving on to play collegiately.


    Very simply put, it is extremely hard to earn an athletic scholarship of any amount for baseball (2%) and even many Division I athletes (41%) play without any athletic scholarship.


    STL Tigers director Kirk Hawkins presents Cesar Tovar with a pitching machine and bucket of baseballs from Academy Sports for his Yankees-Tigers program in Venezuela.

    In Memory of Jeremiah Bergheger

    By Kirk Hawkins 08/13/2022, 1:45pm CDT

    With heavy hearts, we regret to announce that former STL Tigers instructor, trainer and coach Jeremiah Bergheger, 44, passed away unexpectedly on August 7, 2022.

    Jeremiah was a trainer and hitting instructor with the STL Tigers program from 2008-2022.  He began as a fitness and conditioning instructor with individual players in the Tigers organization and then developed group training before transitioning to hitting instruction.  His methods and techniques have helped hundreds of players reach their dreams of playing at the next level.  We will continue to teach his 8-step hitting approach to future STL Tigers players.  Jeremiah's energy and passion to help baseball players improve will be sorely missed.

    He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Columbia, Illinois and The Crossings in Chesterfield, Missouri.  He had a great love of family.  He was an avid baseball athlete and fan.  He was a successful trainer to hundreds of athletes and coaches alike.  He knew and loved Christ.

    As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church - Columbia, IL
    or the March of Dimes.

    Visitation is from 4-8 PM on Monday, August 15, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Columbia, IL and 9 AM until time of service on Tuesday August 16, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Columbia, IL

    Funeral service is at 10 AM on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Columbia, IL.

    18U TIGERS 2022 SLABA 18U League & Post-Season Championship

    By Kirk Hawkins 08/01/2022, 11:30pm CDT

    15U GOLD WINS BACK TO BACK TITLES

    By Kirk Hawkins 07/20/2022, 10:15pm CDT

    15U BLACK WINS GMB CHAMPIONSHIP

    By Kirk Hawkins 10/18/2021, 9:45pm CDT

    Congrats to St. Louis Tigers 15U Black on winning the GMB 16U Riverboat Rumble in Hannibal, MO

    16U TIGERS WIN GMB CHAMPIONSHIP

    By Kirk Hawkins 10/17/2021, 12:30pm CDT

    2021 SLABA ASG MVP, BATTING CHAMPION & LEAGUE MVPs

    By Kirk Hawkins 08/07/2021, 11:00pm CDT

    Josh Rhiney, Ian Feld and Griffin Barnett take home top honors

    18U Tigers Gold INF/OF/C/P Joshua Rhiney took home the SLABA All-Star Game MVP Award for the winning South All-Stars, while INF/P Ian Feld won SLABA's Ryan Howard League MVP Award and David Freese Batting Champion Award at 18U.  Griffin Barnett won the 15U SLABA League MVP Award.  Rhiney and Feld will continue their academic and athletic careers in college in the fall.  Rhiney will play at Fontbonne University and Feld will play at Grinnell College.

    CONGRATS TO PETER FAIRBANKS

    By Kirk Hawkins 10/23/2020, 12:00pm CDT

    Rays pitcher Peter Fairbanks was the 2008 SLABA All-Star Game MVP for the St. Louis Tigers

    Congrats to Peter Fairbanks and the Tampa Bay Rays for making it to the World Series.  Peter played for the Tigers and was the 2008 SLABA 14U All-Star Game MVP.

    He is the first former Tiger to make it to the World Series!

    Peter battled back from two Tommy John surgeries to earn his spot in the MLB. 

    You can read one account of his dedicated battle through the grueling process from Ross Clites, a former Gamers' coach and All-Star Performance instructor that also worked with Easton Tigers pitchers:

    http://www.thinkingmansga.me/2020/10/from-wounded-wood-duck-to-thoroughbred.html

     

    JOEY KELLEY HITS 5 HR IN 2 DAYS

    By Kirk Hawkins 09/01/2020, 6:45pm CDT

    Team finished as runner-up in extra-inning championship

    The 13U Black Easton Tigers were powered by Joey Kelley in their second place finish in the Gametime Fall Slugfest Tournament on Aug. 29-30.  Kelley smashed all previous Easton Tigers tournament records by hitting 5 home runs in the weekend. 

    The Easton squad beat the Bandits in the tournament opener by a score of 10-1.  Kelley had 4 RBI.  Game two was an 11-0 combined no-hitter over the Rebels.  In bracket play on Sunday, the Tigers claimed the lead in the third inning to defeat the O'Fallon Cardinals 11-1.  In the championship game, Easton had a 4-1 lead with the winning run on third, but failed to score.  They ended up tying the game and going into extra innings before falling to the Illinois Sun Devils by a score of 11-8.

    Congrats to Michael Altobella who hit a grand slam, as well.  Great job to all our Easton Tigers 13u Black players and coaches.

     

    13U WINS GOLD RING CHAMPIONSHIP

    By Kirk Hawkins 05/14/2018, 12:00pm CDT

    The 13U Easton Tigers won their 8th game in a row, including going undefeated in the Triple Play Gold Ring Showdown Championship on Mother's Day Weekend.  The weekend was topped off by Caden's game winning grand slam!  Great picture of sheer joy!  Congrats to the whole team on a terrific weekend! 

    CARACAS TIGERS TEAM STARTS WITH 8 WINS!

    By Kirk Hawkins 04/13/2016, 2:15pm CDT

    Coach Cesar Tovar's "Yankees-Tigers" team undefeated

    The Easton St. Louis Tigers organization is fortunate enough to sponsor Coach Cesar Agosto Tovar's youth baseball team in Caracas, Venezuela.  The team was named the Yankees, but Coach Tovar asked for them to add the Tigers to it, so they are now called the Yankees-Tigers.

    Our Easton Tigers organization donated jerseys for Coach Tovar's team in the fall when he returned to Venezuela.  Coach Tovar reports that, "The uniforms you gave to my team, brought us luck, encouragement and confidence.  We have played 8 games with these uniforms and we have won all, so thank you again!"

    Great job - but we believe they've been winning because of the excellent training and fundamentals provided by Coach Tovar and his staff!  Keep up the good work!

    See more photos of the team by clicking on the YankeesTigers tab under Teams on the main menu above.

     

     

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    STL TIGERS ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    2022 18U - SLABA 18U Tournament Champs
    St. Louis, MO

    2022 18U - SLABA 18U League Champs
    St. Louis, MO

    2022 17U - SLABA 17U League Champs
    St. Louis, MO

    2022 15U BLACK - GMB 16U Elite Riverboat Rumble Hannibal Champs
    St. Louis, MO

    2022 15U BLACK - GMB 15U Cowboy Classic Champs
    St. Louis, MO

    2022 15U GOLD - Game 7 15U Tournament Champs
    St. Louis, MO

    2022 15U GOLD - 15U May Opener Tournament Champs
    St. Louis, MO

    2022 18U - GMB Spring League Champs
    St. Louis, MO

    2021 16U - GMB Gold Ring Nationals Tourn. Champs
    O'Fallon, IL

    2021 15U Black - GMB Bucket Bash Runners-Up
    St. Louis, MO

    2021 18U - GMB Cowboy Classic Runners-Up
    St. Louis, MO

    2021 15U Black - GMB Pumpkin Nationals Tourn. Champs
    St. Louis, MO

    2021 18U Black - Mid-America River City TOC All-Scout Tourn. Champs
    St. Louis, MO

    2021 18U Gold - GMB Memorial Day Classic Tourn. Runners-Up
    St. Louis, MO

    2021 14U Black -  GMB Regional  Missouri Tourn. Champs
    St. Louis, MO

    2021 14U Gold -  Game Time Tourn. Champs
    St. Louis, MO

    2021 18U - Mid-America River City TOC All-Scout Tourn. Champs
    St. Louis, MO

    2020 18U - GMB Fall Opening Day Tourn. Champs
    St. Louis, MO

    2020 15U Black - SLABA 16U League Champs
    St. Louis, MO

    2019 16U Gold - SLABA League Tourn. Champs
    St. Louis, MO

    2019 14U Black - SLABA 15U League Champs
    St. Louis, MO

    2019 15U Gold - SLABA Tourn. Runners-Up
    St. Louis, MO

    2019 12U Black-GMB Ball Cap Classic Silver Champs
    Louisville, KY

    2019 12U Gold - Affton AA American League Champs
    Affton, MO

    2018 13U Gold  - CBSA Fall League Champs
    St. Louis, MO

    2018 15U Gold - SLABA League Tourn. Runners-Up
    St. Louis, MO

    2018 16U Black - Perfect Game PG25 Runners-Up
    Jacksonville, IL

    2018 16U Black - SLABA Division Champions
    St. Louis, MO

    2018 11U GMB Cowboy Classic Champions
    Ellisville, MO

    2018 13U GMB Gold Ring Champions
    St. Louis, MO

    2017 18U SLABA League  Tourn. Runners-Up
    St. Louis, MO


    2017 18U SLABA Division Champions
    St. Louis, MO


    2017 16U Gold - Triple Play RBI Bonanza Champs
    St. Louis, MO


    2017 13U - Triple Play RBI Bonanza Runners-Up
    St. Louis, MO

    2017 13U - GMB Arch Championship Champs
    St. Louis, MO

    2017 13U - GMB Grand Slam Tourn. Champs
    St. Louis, MO

    2016 17U Black - Pastime 18U TCU Southwest
    Championships Runners-Up

    Fort Worth, TX

    2016 17U White - World Series
    Powered by PBR Gold Champions

    St. Louis University - St. Louis, MO

    2016 17U White - 314 US Open Wood Bat Champions
    GCS Ballpark - Sauget, IL

    2016 17U Gray - SLABA 18U League Tourn. Runners-Up
    St. Louis, MO

    2016 17U Gray - SLABA North Division Champions
    St. Louis, MO

    2016 17U White - Perfect Game
    Jackson General Showcase Finalists

    Jackson, TN

    2016 17U Black - GMB NABF World Series Qualifier Champions
    Alton, IL

    2016 15U AA USSSA Missouri State Champions
    (World Series Qualifiers) Webb Park, MO

    2016 14U GMB Gold Ring AA Champions
    St. Louis, MO

    2016 12U Battle of Omaha Champions
    Omaha, NE

    2016 11U WTH Sportsplex Tourn. Champions
    Jackson, TN

    2016 17U White - Midwest Slugfest Champions
    Decatur, IL

    2016 11U GMB Memorial Day Classic Champions
    Ellisville, MO

    2015 18U AA GMB Fall World Series Champions
    O'Fallon, MO

    2015 15U AAA GMB Labor Day Clash Champions
    St. Louis, MO

    2015 16U NABF World Series Bid
    (Top 8 Finish) Knoxville, TN

    2015 16U SLABA League Champions
    St. Louis, MO

    2015 16U AAA USSSA Missouri State Champions
    (World Series Qualifiers) Oak Grove, MO

    2015 16U SLABA EOY Tournament Champions
    St. Louis, MO

    2014 15U AA USSSA Missouri State Champions
    (World Series Qualifiers) Oak Grove, MO

    2014 16U AAA USSSA Missouri State Runners-Up
    Oak Grove, MO

    2014 15U/16U Metro East Challenge Champions
    Alton, IL

    2014 15U AAA Redbird Classic DSP Champions
    Normal, IL

    2014 15U AAA GMB Memorial Day Champions
    Ballwin, MO

    2013 15U AA USSSA Missouri State Champions
    (World Series Qualifiers) Oak Grove, MO

    2013 16U AA USSSA Missouri State Runners-Up
    Oak Grove, MO

    2013 18U NABF World Series Bid
    Struthers, OH

    2013 17U NABF World Series Bid
    Knoxville, TN

    2012 13U AAYBA World Series Champions
    (Platinum Level) St. Louis, MO

    2012 16U AA USSSA Missouri State Champions
    (World Series Qualifiers) Oak Grove, MO

    2012 17U NABF World Series Bid
    (7th Place Finish) Knoxville, TN

    2011 15U AA USSSA Missouri State Champions
    (World Series Qualifiers) Oak Grove, MO

    2010 18U Super Series MO-IL Champions
    (World Series Qualifiers) St. Louis, MO

    2010 16U PONY Colt North Zone
    (Finalists) Joliet, IL

    2010 15U AA USSSA Missouri State
    (3rd Place Finish) Kansas City, MO

    2009 18U NABF Senior World Series
    (Top 8 Finish) Jackson, MS

    2009 18U SLABA League Runners Up
    St. Louis, MO

    2008 17U NABF World Series Bid
    Lynchburg, VA

    2008 17U SLABA League Champions
    St. Louis, MO

    2008 16U NABF World Series Bid
    Northville, MI

    2007 16U PONY COLT - North Zone Bid
    Grand Ledge, MI

    2007 16U PONY COLT - Regional Champions
    Hazelwood, MO

    2007 16U SLABA League Champions
    St. Louis, MO