Baseball Press Releases

(5/22)  The Cards won their second round contest in dramatic fashion over North Central 10-8.  Mineral Area trailed 7-4 in the bottom of the 6th and used a 6 run inning to survive and advance to their third game in the tournamnet.  The Cards played an elimination game on Sunday against Maplewoods. Mineral Area led in the 7th 10-9, but ended the season with an 11-10 setback in 8 innings.  MAC finished the season with a 28-21 record.

(5/21)  Parkview's Netsell signs at Mineral Area College.  DuRon Netsell, a three-sport standout at Parkview High School, inks a letter of intent to play baseball at Mineral Area
College. Netsell, who was also a football and basketball standout for the Vikings, hit .375 with 21 RBIs as Parkview's catcher this season.

(5/16)  North County's Beers and Moss will play for the MAC Cardinals in 2008.  Tyler Beers, a first baseman and releif pitcher for the Raiders, has inked a letter of intent to play baseball for Mineral Area College.  He was an All-District selection as a junior.  Chad Moss was an All-District and All-Conference selection as a junior.  He plays outfeild and leads-off for the Raiders, and should be used in a similar capacity next season in a MAC Cardinals uniform.

(5/14)  Cardinals win three games in NJCAA Region XVI Championship Tournament.  The Mineral Area Cardinals finish the season winning four of their last six to climb to 20-34 on the season.  MAC finished 3rd in the Region XVI Tournament, with three of the wins coming in the past week-end.  The Cards upset St. Charles in the opening round 4-2, before getting nipped in round two by MapleWoods 4-2.  Jim Gerwitz's Cardinals bounced back by eliminating Meramec 6-1 and knocking out St. Charles 13-11.  MapleWoods ended the Cards run with a 12-3 win, as MAC ran out of pitching.

(4/12)  MAC Baseball took two from Meramec 8-2 & 17-11. Drew Horrell got the win in game 1 and Dave Williams earned the win in Game 2.  Offensive Leaders on the day were Drew Horrell was 6-8 with a Home Run and 2 RBI, Shane Graue was 4-7 with a Home Run and 5 RBI's, Garrett Oliver was 5-8, and Shane Menz was 4-9 with 3 RBI's.

(4/10)  Cardinals Baseball takes two out three against Florissant Valley: 6-3, 10-3 & 0-5.  James Huff earned Wins on the mound in Games 1 and 2, while Tyler Schmitz took the loss in Game 3. Game 1 was the conclusion of a suspended Game from March 22. Leaders on the day were Drew Horrell 5-8 with a RBI, Seth Blackwell 3-6 with 3 RBI's and Matt
Thompson was 3-7 with a RBI.

(4/3)  MAC Baseball picks up a Region XVI and MCCAC Conference win at Three Rivers 8-7. Steven Johnson earned a win on the hill, while offensive leaders were: Seth Blackwell 2-3, 2 RBI, Seth Kimrey 2-4, RBI and Tony Spencer was the star with a Game Winning 2 RBI double in the 8th inning.

(3/3) Cardinals sweep Rend Lake (Ina, IL) as offense comes alive and pitching comes together.  MAC earned their first victory of the young season in Game 1 beating the Warriors 9-7.  Garrett Wiggans earned the win and Marshall Macormic got the Save.   the Cards earned a sweep with the Game 2 victory by the score of 7-1.  Joe Cole notched the win with a complete game 2 hitter, tallying 7 strike outs. Offensive Leaders on the day were Joe Cole 3-4 with a RBI, Seth Kimery 3-6 with 3 RBI and a Home Run, Ty Craft was 3-6 with 3 RBI and a Home Run, Garrett Oliver was 3-7 with 3 RBI.

(2/27)  Mineral Area drops two at Kaskaskia College (Centallia, IL).  The Blue Devils won Game 1by the score of 10-3, Drew Horrell took the loss. The Cards couldn't muster much offense in Game 2, dropping the night-cap 13-1.  James Huff took the loss. Hitting highlights on the day were Tony Spencer 3-7 with a run scored, Shane Graue 1-3 with a RBI double.

(2/26)  Cards drop season opener, second game incomplete due to darkness.  Mineral Area dropped a 11-7 game to Maple Woods (Kansas City, MO) to start the season, and were knotted 0-0 in the 5th inning when game 2 was stopped due to darkness.  The second game will be completed when MAC travels to Maple Woods later this season.