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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.


    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.


    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.

    Eisenbarger Tosses No-Hitter in Frontier League

    By Kirk Hawkins 07/03/2024, 7:30pm CDT

    Former Tiger is in his 4th season of professional baseball

    https://www.frontierleague.com/sports/bsb/2023-24/releases/20240609buj2hf

    AVON, OH - The Lake Erie Crushers no-hit the Trois-Rivières Aigles 8-0 on Saturday night.

    Lake Erie (17-9) put up eight runs on 12 hits at Crusher Stadium behind LHP Jack Eisenbarger's first professional complete-game no-hitter. After Eisenbarger struck out two of the first three Aigles (12-13) he faced, the Crusher offense got to work in the bottom of the first. C Alfredo Gonzalez stayed hot with an RBI single to put Lake Erie up 1-0. Eisenbarger continued to cut through the Trois-Rivières lineup, collecting two more strikeouts through the third inning while Gonzalez homered to make it 5-0 after three. The best the Aigles could do offensively was draw walks, with their best offensive opportunity coming in the fourth; a couple of walks and stolen bases put men at second and third, but Eisenbarger induced a groundout to get out of the jam. The Crusher left-hander continued to induce soft contact throughout the remainder of the game and ended the game with back-to-back 1-2-3 innings. Eisenbarger completed the game on 100 pitches, striking out seven while not allowing a hit for the win. RHP Braeden Allemann took the loss for Trois-Rivières.

    Eisenbarger is currently in his first season in the Frontier League after spending the previous three seasons with the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the American Association. On his current pace, Eisenbarger is setting up to have the lowest ERA of his professional career in his first season with the Crushers and has allowed just 21 hits against 39 strikeouts in 36 innings so far.

    Eisenbarger also threw a no-hitter in college at Rockhurt.  He was a member of the St. Louis Tigers from 2013-2015.

    2025 STL TIGERS TRYOUT DATES

    By Kirk Hawkins 06/20/2024, 1:30pm CDT

    Early tryout for 14U team is June 25

    Updated June 19, 2024

    Please complete a Tryout Registration through the link on the home page if you are interested in trying out.

    TRYOUT DATES:

    14U TRYOUT AT LADUE 5TH GRADE CENTER
    ON JUNE 25, 2024 AT 4:00-6:30PM

    (This is Ladue High School's home field)
    10900 Ladue Rd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

    WE WILL  HAVE ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL TRYOUT DATES AFTER 6/25/24.

    If you can not attend the tryout listed, please contact us to arrange a private tryout.

    Please make sure you have filled out a Tryout Registration prior to attending the tryout. 

    The St. Louis Tigers Baseball Organization began in 1996 as a full member of the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association (SLABA).  High school age teams continue to play in SLABA, but also play in local and regional showcase tournaments, as well as national tournaments like Perfect Game, Prospect Select, Play9, 2D/FiveTool, Pastime and more.

    Currently there are over 35 former St. Louis Tigers playing in college ranging from NCAA DIII and NJCAA junior colleges to NAIA and NCAA Division I schools.  Former Tiger Peter Fairbanks  made his MLB debut on June 9, 2019, and now pitches for the Tampa Bay Rays.

    Our goal is to provide a baseball organization where we can have fun, while we build competitive, "select" baseball teams of players with great character,  all at a reasonable cost to families - much less than comparable programs.

    Our values mirror the ones that the Fellowship of Christian Athletes were founded on - Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence.  It is unlikely that more than a handful of players in the entire St. Louis Metro area will make their living playing baseball.  There are only slightly better odds that they will put themselves through college by getting some of the 11.7 scholarships (DI) or 9 scholarships (DII) that are available each year.  So, while we focus on developing their skills and we encourage our players to pursue excellence, there is equal emphasis placed on developing young men of great character that will become good husbands, fathers and leaders.If this sounds like the organization that you would like to be a part of, please make note of our tryout dates above and click the TRYOUT REGISTRATION link on our home page.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST
    Thank you for your interest in the STL Tigers organization.  We will continue to update our site with additional tryout information as it becomes available.   If you have questions that have not been answered with info on our website, contact Coach Hawkins at kirk @bigleagueprod.com

     

    TIGERS 16U GOLD WINS GMB FONTBONNE GRIFFINS INVITATIONAL

    By Kirk Hawkins 06/11/2023, 12:30pm CDT

    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 & PLAYOFF CHAMPS

    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

    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.

     

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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