Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Star senior center fielder Lex Kaplan thrown out of the game with one out left in the last inning. Faces a suspension in the title game later today.
The guy with the warmest seat today is Ladue’s Athletic Director Brian Garner. He has cleared his desk and he will be working on one single issue--trying to get the Rams star center fielder Lex Kaplan eligible for today’s district championship game at St. Louis U. High. With one out in the final inning of the game with Webster Groves, Ladue came up with a spectacular out, shortstop Michael Wielanski to third baseman Dylan Barstow on a tag opportunity. Kaplan, who came in, in relief of starter Rob Ewald was hustling over to third to help out. Something he said, got him tossed out by the base umpire. Off the record, Kaplan would swear on a stack of Bibles, that whatever he said, it was not directed to the umpire. All the protesting in the …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Left-handed Joey Reeves kept Rams batters in check, scattering four hits over six frames.
At Parkway North, baseball is pretty much all in the family. The Vikings, a close-knit bunch muscled up for 8 hits and shut out the visiting Ladue Rams Monday, 6-0 on their home field. Left-handed, Joey Reeves, a sophomore with a 4-1 record and 2.75 ERA stymied Ladue batters scattering four hits before giving way to relief help in the top of the seventh. That pushes the Vikings record to 16-3, winners of the last 8 games. “We’re all Parkway North here,” said coach Fred Friedman, a 1998 Viking graduate. Friedman, and all the other coaches, Brett Katz, Mark Reeder, Mark Linn and JV coach Bob Bunton graduated from the school. Reeves had his mind on the Rams most of the school day. “I was especially thinking about this game during the last …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Rams jump on Lancers for 14 hits, 8 RBIs for 15th win of the season. Ewald his 8 strikeouts in 5 frames.
Next stop for Ladue’s sensational pitcher Rob Ewald is Lafayette College, Easton, PA. But there’s more to be done before he packs his bags. Ewald came up with the 15th Ladue win (17 games) with his right arm and his bat. Proof positive in the 8-3 Thursday romp over a strong visiting team, Lutheran South. Ewald went five frames, allowed just 4 hits and 3 runs while striking out 8. Down 3-2 in the early going, Ewald sparked an uprising in the home half of the third. Ewald struck out the side in the visitors’ half of the fourth, then delivered the game-winning blow in the home half of the same frame. With runners on the corner (Gabe Grand singled and went to third when Dylan Barstow reached on an error by the right fielder), Ewald smacked a …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Rob Ewald sparkles on the mound & at the plate in 8-3 win over Lutheran South.
The Ladue Rams had to overcome 3 runs by Lutheran South in the visitors half of the third and went on to post an 8-3 win over the Lancers of Lutheran South Thursday at their West Ladue campus field. The Rams banged out 14 hits, had 7 RBIs as Ewald went five frames and C.J. Goeckner came in to shut down the Lancers in the last two frames. This was a big game for Ewald, center fielder Lex Kaplan and right fielder Levi Greenberg at the plate. Loads of game images on the Ladue-Frontenac Facebook page. Kaplan delivered an RBI single in the first; Ewald smacked a double up the middle for 2 RBIs in the fourth and Greenberg was on base 3 of 4 times at the plate. Coach Rob Garrett pronounced this a quality win over a strong opponent. Lutheran South…
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The turf on the West Ladue Campus used to be the Wildcats home base.
For Westminster soccer, the game against Ladue Friday was like a homecoming. Only the homecoming was on the road. Westminster returned to play Ladue at the new West Campus facility. Up until a year ago, that was the home to Westminster Christian Academy. The Wildcats used the return occasion to put a 2-0 shutout on the high-flying Rams. A scoreless first half, played in cold, blustery bone-chilling 40 degrees turned into a second-half scoring bonanza for Westminster. Courtney McGhee scored the go-ahead and game winning goal with an assist from Caroline Moore. Also in the second half, a header by Charisse Williams, off a corner kick from Moore was a thing of beauty. She stepped in on goal keeper Fran Shannon to score and pretty much put the…
Friday, April 12, 2013
Rams are now 8-4 this season. Chris Beckman leads the team in scoring with 20 goals.
Ladue’s water polo team has something going this year. Wednesday, they knocked off John Burroughs 11-5 to run the record to 8-4 this season. Chris Beckman is their big goal-getter. He scored 4 times in the match with Burroughs, and has 10 goals, 9 assists this season. The Rams ran off with a 9-0 lead, and the Bombers only broke the scoreless drought when Will Nickerson scored with 4 minutes left in the third quarter. In the fourth, with the game pretty much in hand, the Bombers came up with 4 goals. More water polo pictures on the Ladue-Frontenac Facebook page. Beckman gives full credit to Burroughs. “They are a good team, they have some 2 meters and they can play fast,” said Ladue’s goal-getter. “This season has been good for us. We just…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Rams pick up 8th win of the season. Hear from Chris Beckman and the opposing coaches on Friday on Patch.
Chris Beckman, who leads Ladue with 20 goals picked up 4 on Wednesday, and the Rams beat host John Burroughs in water polo, 11-5. It was a good match between two rivals, and everyone had plenty to say. Come back on Friday for a variety of photos; some game footage and one on one interview, exclusively on the Ladue-Frontenac and Olivette Patches.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
With a full count and down to the last out, Harrison Burns clears the bases with a 3 RBI double to right field.
Man bites dog...freshman beats a senior. Improbable as that seems, a MICDS freshman cleared the bases with a 3 RBI double in the home-half of the 7th to knock off the visiting Ladue Rams (8-1) on their home field Saturday. It was an exciting and heart-stopping win for the 3-1 Rams on the young season. With the sacks full and with a 3 ball, 2 strike count, freshman Harrison Burns laced a four seamer fast ball off Ladue senior reliever Lex Kaplan for the bases clearing hit and a walk-off win. The Rams went into the home-half of the 7th, down 10-7 and facing an almost certain defeat. Kaplan, working his second inning of relief threw a high hard one, and Jack Rouse swatted it over the left center field fence for a home run. Trey Baur ground …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Rams finish at 21-6. Shooters go cold down the stretch against the Red Devils.
This just seemed like the year the stars were all lined up right for the Ladue High basketball team. The team got hot early; took third-place in the MICDS holiday festival and shocked the daylights out of CBC, winning the Cadets own tournament with a 60-58 win over the host team. The team finally got a new hardwood floor and won all five regular home games. With a 21-5 record on the line in the district championship game, the Rams had visions of performing later in the month at Mizzou Arena. (Show Me Showdown state championships). Chaminade spoiled their travel plans. The Red Devils surged in the second half, and cruised to a 64-55 district championship Friday night in a packed Nielson Gym. The Rams pretty much lived and died by the long-…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Jayson Tatum scores 14 of his 16 points in the second half. Chaminade beats Ladue, 64-55.
Tatum Time, just in time. Jayson Tatum, the much talked about freshman sensation at Chaminade was mostly silent in the first half of the Class 5, District 2 championship game before a packed house at Ladue Friday night. Tatum scored just two points in the opening half. But he was a scoring machine in the last 16 minutes and hit 10 of 14 free throws in the closing minutes to lead Chaminade (18-8) over Ladue (21-6) 64-55 to collect the first-place hardware. Nothing came as a surprise to Red Devil coach Kelvin Lee. “Jayson played like a freshman in the first half,” said Lee, moments after the first-place trophy was hoisted. In the second half, he nailed 18 points, wiping out a Ladue first-half 15-5 lead. Ladue found some tough going before …