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(10/28/14)  MAC to host Winter Showcase.  The Cardinals coaching staff will host the event for the second year in a row.  Last year there were over 100 kids and several college coaches in attendance.  Click on the above "Showcase and Results" tab for more information. 

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(10/22/14)  Cardinals complete instrasquad World Series.  Team Overman wins the Fall World Series over Team Wiggans 3 games to 1.  In game one Team Overman won 5-4.  Justin Murphy went 6 innings to get the win.  Team Wiggans won game two 4-1.  Jeremy Rettig got the win.  In game 3 Team Overman won 13-4.  Austin Campbell got the win on the mound.  Palmer and Luna both homer.  Team Overman won game four 5-3.  Evan Allison got the win going five innings.  Charlie Palmer was named the series MVP.  Fall season will finish up Saturday with our Alumni game.  Everyone is welcome to come out.

(9/29/14) Mark Your Calendar- MAC Baseball Alumni Game. The MAC Baseball Alumni game will be on Saturday, October 25th.  The current team will take batting practice at 11:00 a.m. and the Alumni will take batting practice at 11:40 a.m.  The MAC Cards will take pregame at 12:25 and the Alumni will take pregame at 12:35.  Game time will begin at 1:00 p.m.  There will be 1 single 9 inning game.  There will be plenty of food and drinks during the game.  There will be a social for the Alumni at Hubs Pub in Bonne Terre after the game.

 

(9/23/14)  MAC now 3-2 in fall scrimmages.  The baseball team is in in the middle of their fall season.  This past week they traveled to St. Louis on Thursday, September 18th to play St. Louis Community College.  MAC won the game 7-2.  The Cardinals returned to St. Louis on Saturday, September 20th to take on Southwestern Illinois and Rend Lake.  MAC defeated SWIC 2-0 and lost to Rend Lake 11-7.  MAC is coming off a successful season where they placed 2nd in the Region 16 Tournament.

(9/15/14)  Cardinals participating in fall season.  MAC is 1-1 in the fall season defeating Jackson State, Tennessee and losing to Drury University.  They will now will visit St. Louis Community College on Thursday, September 18th.  Game time was unavailable at the time of the press release.  The Cardinals will then travel to St. Louis on Saturday, September 20th to play Southwestern Illinois at 12:15 p.m. and Rend Lake at 2:30 p.m.

(8/14/14)  MAC baseball prepares for spring season.  The baseball team has started their 2014-2015 practices.  Below is a look at some of the work they have completed on Hal Loughary Field over the summer.

(7/15/14) MCCAC All-Conference released.  The 2014 MCCAC All-Conference baseball team was announced yesterday.  Congratulations to the following MAC baseball players for being named to the team.

1st Team

Hunter Leeper
Justin Murphy
Dakota Glore
Brad Cuyos


Honorable Mention

Connor Davault
Cody Heisserer

(6/24/14)  MAC athletes receive recognition from NJCAA. Here are the Mineral Area College student-athletes that received NJCAA Academic Achievement Awards:

NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement (3.80 - 3.99 GPA):


Kayla Thibodeaux - Volleyball 
Lauren Stamp - Softball 
 

NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60 - 3.79 GPA):

Bryce Weibrecht - Men's Basketball 
Larra Kubinski - Women's Basketball 
Jordan Savage - Baseball 
Tanner Ward - Baseball 
Meagan Claxton - Softball 
Alina Fields - Softball 
Sonya Hahn - Softball 
Samantha Horrell - Softball 
 

(6/24/14)  Summer Camp Information.  The summer camp will be here next month. The Mineral Area Baseball team will host their annual summer camp on July 15th-18th at the Farmington Sports Complex.  Cost is $65.

For more information contact Mike Overman at at 575-518-2224 or moverman@mineralarea.edu.

Camp Flyer

(6/24/14) Follow the Cardinals on Twitter.  The MAC Baseball team now has their own Twitter page.  Follow the MAC Cardinals @CardinalsMAC or click on the above link.  You can follow all of the Region 16 Baseball action here. 

(5/12/14)  Cardinals to have open tryout.  The MAC Baseball team will have an open tryout on June 4th, at 4:00 pm for the 2014-2015 baseball team.  This will take place at Hal Loughary Field on the MAC campus.

(5/12/14) MAC Baseball All-Region Announced  Congratulations to the three MAC Cardinals Baseball players that received Region 16 All-Region honors.  Hunter Leeper, Brad Cuyos, and Justin Murphy were all selected to the All-Region team.

 

(5/12/14) Mineral Area finishes in 2nd place in Region 16 Tournament.   Crowder came back out of the loser's bracket and won 5 straight elimination games, including two against MAC, to claim the Region 16 title.  The Cardinals were defeated by Crowder on Saturday by the score of 9-4 before coming back on Sunday to defeat Mineral Area 9-2 in the winner take all final.  MAC finishes the season 31-26. 

Daily Journal Article vs. Crowder Day 1

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(5/10/14)  MAC one win away from Region 16 Title.  The Cardinals advanced over Maple Woods in the Region 16 Tournament by the score of 1-0.  The Cardinals got a complete game effort out of Jalen Miller and are now just one win away from being Region 16 Champions.  Mineral Area has went undefeated in this tournament so far defeating St. Louis Community College, Crowder and now defending champion Maple Woods.  A team will have to come out of the loser's bracket and defeat them twice now in order to take the title away. 

(5/9/14)  MAC defeats Crowder in second game of Region 16 Tournament.  The MAC Cardinals scored another upset defeating #2 seed Crowder in the 2nd round of the Region 16 Tournament by the score of 6-5.  Crowder was #17 in the latest NJCAA poll and and 39-13 entering the game.  The Cardinals (30-24) put themselves in a great position now, just one game away from the championship game.  They will play Maple Woods today at 4:00 pm.

 

(5/8/14)  Cardinals win first game of Region 16 Tournament.  #6 MAC defeated #3 St. Louis Community College by the score of 6-4 in the 1st round of the Region 16 Tournament.  MAC was paced by Freshman Justin Murphy (North Callaway, Ausvasse, MO) who threw a complete game for the Cardinals.  Mineral Area will now play Crowder in the 2nd round. 

(5/6/14)  MAC announces Summer Camp information.  The Mineral Area Baseball team will host their annual summer camp on July 15th-18th at the Farmington Sports Complex.  Cost is $65.

For more information contact Mike Overman at at 575-518-2224 or moverman@mineralarea.edu.

Camp Flyer

(5/6/14)  Cardinals to participate in Region 16 Tournament this week.  MAC earned the #6 seed in the Region 16 Tournament and will play #3 St. Louis C.C. on Wednesday at 1:00 pm in Joplin, Missouri.  MAC finished the regular season with 28-24 record.  Below is the Region 16 Tournament bracket.

Region 16 Tournament

(4/29/14)  Game with Wabash Valley is cancelled.  The MAC baseball game scheduled for today (Tuesday, April 29th) at Wabash Valley has been cancelled.  This game will not be made up.

(4/28/14) Cardinals to host Fan Appreciation DayThe Mineral Area College Baseball team will be playing at home against North Central on Thursday, May 1st at 1:00 p.m. This is Fan Appreciation Day sponsored by College Park.  Come watch MAC Cardinals baseball and enjoy free hamburgers, hot dogs, and soda.   MAC concluded its sweep of St. Charles with a doubleheader win on Saturday.  MAC is now 25-23 on the season.

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(4/25/14)  MAC sweeps St. Charles in Region 16 doubleheader.  Mineral Area went on the road and defeated St. Charles yesterday by the scores of 6-0 and 13-3.  MAC now has an overall record of 23-23.  They are going back to St. Charles on Saturday to play two more games against the Cougars before they finish up the regular season with Wabash Valley and North Central .

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(4/21/14) Cardinals battle with Jefferson College over the weekend. The Mineral Area College baseball team played a four game set with Jefferson College on Thursday and Friday.  The Cards dropped both games at Jefferson on Thursday, losing 7-5 and 9-3.  MAC then bounced back on Friday and split the home doubleheader with the Vikings, winning the first game 2-1 and losing the second game 11-3.  The Mineral Area College Baseball team now has a record of 21-23 on the season.

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(4/15/14)  Crowder takes 3 of 4 from MAC. The Mineral Area College baseball team hosted the #13 ranked team in the nation, Crowder, this past weekend for a four game set.  The Cardinals lost the first three games of the series by scores of 9-1, 9-6, and 7-2.  MAC bounced back in the final game of the weekend to defeat the Rough Riders by the score of 10-7.  Cardinal’s shortstop, Hunter Leeper connected on his third grand slam of the season in the series finally.  The MAC baseball team now has a record of 20-20 on the season.

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(4/11/14) PRESS RELEASE:  The MAC baseball game scheduled with Crowder for tonight has a time change.  The game will be played at Wilson Rozier in Farmington at 6:00 p.m. rather than 7:00 p.m.

(4/7/14) MAC goes 2-2 over the weekend against rival Three Rivers.  The Cardinals lost two games on Saturday at home against Three Rivers before turning around and sweeping the Raiders down in Poplar Bluff on Sunday.  MAC lost the Saturday games by the scores of 5-0 and 9-8.  On Sunday, Mineral Area bounced back and won two games at Three Rivers by the scores of 6-5 and 11-4.   Next up will be a 4 game series against Crowder. Friday night will be a single 9 @ Wilson Rosier Park. 2 games Saturday at home and a single 9 Sunday at home. Crowder is currently the #14 ranked team in the latest NJCAA Poll. 

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(4/2/14)  PRESS RELEASE:  The Mineral Area College baseball game scheduled to be played on Thursday, April 3rd at Three Rivers has been moved to Friday, April 4th at Poplar Bluff.  Game one begins at 1:00 p.m.

(3/31/14)  MAC continues busy schedule.  MAC played 6 games in 4 days starting this past Thursday. They hosted Central Methodist JV on Thursday, March 27th.  The Cards won both games of the double header with scores of 10-3 and 10-2.  MAC then traveled to Kansas City over the weekend to play at Region 16 opponent, Maple Woods.  The Cardinals lost all four games in the series, losing by scores of 7-4, 11-7, 10-8, and 13-11.  MAC now has a record of 16-15 on the season. 

Daily Journal Article vs. CMU

Daily Journal Article vs. Maple Woods

(3/24/14)  Cardinals open up Region play. The Mineral Area College baseball team traveled to Carterville, IL on Tuesday, March 18th.  The Cardinals split the double header losing 5-3 and winning 4-2.  MAC then played St. Louis Community College on the road in a four game set on Thursday and Saturday.  The Cards split the series by losing the first game 1-0, winning the second game 2-1, losing the third game 2-1, and winning the finally 10-5.  The MAC Cardinal Baseball team now has a record of 14-11 on the season.

MAC vs. St. Louis Community College Day 1

(3/17/14)  MAC winners of 4 in a row after sweep of Lindenwood-Belleville JV.  The Cardinals baseball team swept their last two opponents to improve their overall record to 11-8.  Mineral Area swept Rend Lake by the scores of 10-0 and 8-5 before defeating Lindenwood-Belleville 16-4 and 12-8.  MAC takes on John A. Logan in Carterville, Illinois tomorrow at 1:00

Daily Journal Article vs. Rend Lake


Daily Journal Article vs. Lindenwood Belleville JV

(3/4/14)  Cardinals sign Brice Mueller from Ashland, Missouri.  The MAC Cardinals baseball program has signed RHP Brice Mueller from Southern Boone HS in Ashland, MO for the 2014-2015 season.


"We are very excited to add a player of Brice's caliber to our program. Brice has great size and an extremely high ceiling.  We expect him to make an immediate impact on the mound for us as a freshman" commented assistant coach Mike Overman.

 


(3/4/14) MAC baseball back at it this week. The MAC Cardinal Baseball team will be traveling to Trenton, MO on Thursday, March 6th to take on North Central.  Game one of the double header is scheduled to begin at noon on Thursday.  The Cardinals will then play host to North Central on Saturday, March 8th.  Game one of the double header is scheduled to begin at noon.

(2/25/14)  PRESS RELEASE:  The MAC baseball game with Southwestern Illinois scheduled for tomorrow has been moved from the Belleville, IL location to Hal Loughary Field on the MIneral Area College campus.  Game one of the double header tomorrow is scheduled to begin at1:00 p.m.

MAC vs. Southwestern Illinois:  February 25th at 1:00 p.m. At Hal Loughary Field at Mineral Area College

(2/24/14)  Cardinals go 1-3 on road trip losing three games by 1-run.  MAC baseball had four very close games down in Goodman, Mississippi this weekend, losing 3 of 4.  On the the first day MAC defeated East Central Mississippi by the score of 4-3 and lost to Holmes C.C. by the score of 11-10.

On the second day the Cardinals dropped both games of the double-header.  The first game was a 7-6 loss to Holmes followed by a 6-5 setback to Pearl River. 

The Cardinals (6-6) open up their season with 20 consecutive road games.  This will continue on Tuesday when they travel to SWIC to play two games starting at noon.

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(2/19/14)  No-hitter highlights double-header sweep of Williams Baptist. MAC traveled south yesterday to Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and took two games from Williams Baptist JV by the scores of 13-0 and 8-0.  Sophomore Jalen Miller (Louisville, KY) threw a no-hitter in game 2 for the Cardinals.  Jalen had 11 strikeouts and 2 walks in the complete game victory. 

The Cardinals (5-3) will be back on the road for 4 games in Goodman, MS this weekend. On Saturday(2/22) they will play Holmes CC and East Central CC(MS). On Sunday(2/23) they will play Holmes CC and Pearl River CC. All games will be on the campus of Holmes CC.

(2/10/14)  Cardinals sign Tanner Kulpa from Francis Howell High School.  Blake Jones announced the signing of Francis Howell Senior Tanner Kulpa.  " Tanner will have the opportunity to be a dual way player for us. Tanner is a very talented arm that has the ability to make an immediate impact on our program."

(2/10/14)  MAC goes 3-1 to open up season.  The MAC baseball team traveled south to Jackson, Mississippi to start their season, winning 3 out of 4 games.  The Cardinals started day one with a 12-6 win over Hinds Community College.  Later in the day MAC trumped Meridian Community College 14-10.  The next day the Cardinals played a double-header against Itawamba Community College and split the twin-bill winning by the score of 12-6 and losing 8-6 in game two.

MAC will play again next weekend down in Millington, Tennessee against Connors State out of Oklahoma and Hinds Community College.  Connors State is currently the #2 ranked team in the latest NJCAA Division I poll.

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(2/6/14)  Cardinals sign two Cuba High School standouts.  MAC continued to put together their 2014-2015 recruiting class signing  Bryer Nash and Ryan Bouse from Cuba High School in Cuba, Missouri. 


"Bryer is a guy that we feel is going to do a great job behind the plate for us next year. Catching was a big need for us going into next season. Bryer is a talented receiver and has a great arm that should translate well to the next level"


"Ryan is a very talented middle infielder who we think has the ability to make a big impact for us with his bat. He has very nice hands and will be a great addition to our program."

Pictured right to left are MAC Assistant Mike Overman, Bryer Nash, Ryan Bouse and Cuba Head Coach Kenny Hohe.

(1/31/14)  Baseball season officially starts a week from tomorrow.  The MAC baseball team will start earlier than usual this season when they travel south to play in the state of Mississippi.  They will play Saturday, February 8th against Hinds Community College and Meridian Community College in Jackson, Mississippi.  Meridian has made 7 trips to the NJCAA World Series since 1993.

(1/29/14) Cardinals sign Josh Stevens from Bernie High School.  The Mineral Area baseball team announces the signing of Inf/Of Josh Stevens from Bernie High School in Bernie, MO for the 2014 season. Josh is a teammate of recent MAC signee Josh Haggerty from the summer prospect team Missouri Bulls out of Cape Girardeau. Coach Overman says, "we expect Josh to be a nice player for us, and he has the ability to play multiple positions for us defensively." 

 

(1/29/14) MAC signs trio of Jefferson City Jays.  The Mineral Area baseball team has signed three Jefferson City Jays standouts for the 2014 season. Pictured below back row from left to right is MAC assistant coach Mike Overman, Jeff City assistant coach JR Simmons, Jeff City head coach Brian Ash, and assistant coach Garrett Wiggans. Front row left to right, first basemen Hayden Strobel, outfielder Brenden Ogletree, and catcher Rylie Klosterman. Coach Wiggans says "getting one player from a high school team is great, but when you can sign three of the best is awesome." "All three of these guys bring something different to the table." 

 

 

(1/29/14)  Cardinals sign Luke Latham from Willard High School.  The Mineral Area baseball team has signed 1st baseman Luke Latham from Willard High School in Willard, MO for the 2014 season. Pictured below is Luke at the time of his signing, with MAC assistant coach Garrett Wiggans. Wiggans says "Luke's power is a definite need at the first base position, we are excited to have a player like Luke to add some pop to our lineup in 2014." The MAC Cards open their season Feb. 8th in Jackson, Mississippi. 

 

(1/28/14)  Showcase results from Saturday.  Below is the results from the 2014 Showcase at the St. Genevieve Community Center. Showcase Results

 

(1/22/14)  MAC signs Josh Haggerty from Cape-Notre Dame.  The Mineral Area baseball team has signed Josh Haggerty - an outfielder - from Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.   Pictured below is Josh at the time of his signing his letter of intent.

(11/27/13)  Three Cardinals to move on to 4-year universities.  MAC announced that Hunter Leeper, Colby Brown, and Connor Davault have decided to continue their playing careers.  Leeper, a shortstop from Mokane, MO, has signed a letter of intent to play at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  SEMO is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference and a NCAA Division I school.Colby Brown, a right-handed pitcher and Connor Davault, a catcher, are both former MAAA players from Perryville High School and Farmington High School.  They will continue to be teammates at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois.  McKendree competes in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and is a NCAA Division II school.MyMoInfo.com article.

(11/19/13) Baseball helps out with Cardinals day at Parkside Elementary.  The MAC baseball team assisted in Cardinals Day at Parkside Elementary just recently.  Parkside is a part of the North County R-1 School District.  As part of this day, Fredbird and other personnel from the St. Louis Cardinals talked to the students about the importance of staying in school and staying off drugs.  Pictured below are 4 of MAC's players who took part in the event.

Picture from left to right are...Colby Brown, Joey Johnson, Jalen Miller and Tanner Ward

(10/28/13) The Cardinal baseball program hosted an alumni game for all former MAC baseball players.  The event turned out a large number of former players.  Former coaches Jim Gerwitz and Stan Walden assisted in the day's activities.  The game was won by the current Cardinals by the score of 8-3.  You can view pictures of the event above under the "Alumni Game Photo Gallery" tab.

(10/9/13) MAC Baseball Alumni Game Saturday, October 26th. The MAC baseball team will host an Alumni game on Saturday, October 26th at 1:00 p.m. at Hal Loughary Field on the MAC campus. All former MAC baseball players are invited to participate in the event. The current MAC Cardinals will have batting practice at 11:00 a.m. and the Alumni will take batting practice at 11:40 a.m. There will be a pregame grill for all of the participants next to Hal Loughary Field prior to the game. There will be a social that evening for the Alumni. If you want more information concerning the Alumni game, you can reach Coach Blake Jones at (573)701-2503 or Chad Mills at (573)518-2134.

(9/30/13)  Cardinals defeat St. Louis Community College  The Mineral Area College baseball team hosted St. Louis Community College on Saturday, September 28th.  The Cardinals defeated SLCC 10-6.  The MAC baseball team now has a record of 7-3-1.

(9/26/13) Former MAC players contributing at new schools.  Mineral Area baseball had a successful season last year powered by 10 sophomores who have  moved on and are playing at 4-year universities.  Below is a list of the player and the school he is now playing for:Brad Ridings -  Maryville University (NCAA Division II)Lance Fields - Henderson State University (NCAA Division II)Clayton Gibbons - University of Arkansas - Ft. Smith (NCAA Division II)Carlos Vargas - Mid-America Nazarene University (NAIA)Tylor McNeil  - Missouri S&T University (NCAA Division II)Matt Hahn - Westminster University (NCAA Division III)Jeff King - Pittsburgh State University (NCAA Division II)Wayde Roth - University of Arkansas Fort-Smith (NCAA Division II) Devon Hampton - University of Arkansas Fort-Smith (NCAA Division II)Alex Piontek - University of Missouri - St. Louis. 

(9/16/13)  Baseball splits with Southwest Tennessee. 

The Mineral Area College baseball team traveled to Memphis, Tennessee on Friday, September 13th and played a double header against Southwestern Tennessee.  MAC split the double header, winning 3-1 and losing 7-1.  The MAC Cardinal Baseball team now has a record of 5-2-1 on the fall season.

(9/9/13) MAC Baseball Alumni Game Saturday, October 26th. The MAC baseball team will host an Alumni game on Saturday, October 26th at 1:00 p.m. at Hal Loughary Field on the MAC campus.  All former MAC baseball players are invited to participate in the event.  The current MAC Cardinals will have batting practice at 11:00 a.m. and the Alumni will take batting practice at 11:40 a.m.  There will be a pregame grill for all of the participants next to Hal Loughary Field prior to the game.  There will be a social that evening for the Alumni.  If you want more information concerning the Alumni game, you can reach Coach Blake Jones at (573)701-2503 or Chad Mills at (573)518-2134. 

(9/3/13)  Cardinals go undefeated down in Tennessee. The Mineral Area College baseball team traveled to Dyersburg, TN on Saturday, August 31st.  The Cardinals had a good trip, winning three games and tying one game.  MAC defeated Southwest Tennessee 4-2.  Mineral Area then played Dyersburg State, winning both games with scores of 9-6 and 4-3.  The Cards wrapped up their day by tying Southwestern Tennessee.  The MAC baseball team now has a record of 3-0 and 1 on the fall season. 

(7/23/13)  Cardinals place 9 on All-Conference Team.  The Mineral Area baseball team had 9 players placed on this year's MCCAC All-Conference Team.  The following is a list of those who received the honor:1st Team:
Hunter Leeper
Jeff King
Brad Matson
Connor DaVault
Victor Zuniga

Honorable Mention:

Carlos Vargas
Wayde Roth
Brad Ridings
Clayton Gibbons

Hunter Leeper was MAC's lone representative on the NJCAA All-Region team.  Hunter earned 1st team honors.

Stan Walden was named MCCAC Coach of the Year.  Coach Walden was very successful as the head coach of the program winning 29 and 33 games in his two years as Head Coach.  Coach Walden announced his resignation in May. 

(6/12/13)  Justin Murphy signs with MAC.  The MAC baseball team has announced the signing of Justin Murphy a right-handed pitcher from North Callaway High School.  The Cardinals are coming off a 33-23 season and will be lead this year by first-year Head Coach Blake Jones.

 Justin Murphy with his parents Mary and Tim Murphy. MAC pitching coach Garrett Wiggans back along with North Callaway coaches Coach Hamm and Coach O'neal.  

(5/28/13)  Camp Registration Form.  Click below to fill out the Camp Registration Form for the Mineral Area Baseball Clinic.Camp Registration Form

(5/28/13)  Open tryout set for June 5th.  New Head Coach Blake Jones and his staff will hold an open tryout for the 2013-2014 baseball team at Hal Loughary Field on June 5th at 4:00 PM. 

(5/23/13)  Camp information released.  This year's camp will take place at The Farmington Sports Complex. Mineral Area College Baseball Clinic:
When:  July 15-19
9:00 am- noon (daily)
Where: Farmington Sports Complex
Ages 5-15
Cost: $65
There will be more details and a clinic registration form on the MAC baseball website by May 30th.  You can also register the day of the clinic, (Early registration preferred).

 

(5/23/13)  Mineral Area College is proud to announce the hiring of Blake Jones as their new head baseball coach.  Coach Jones is replacing Coach Stan Walden, who announced his retirement at the end of the MAC baseball season.  Coach Jones served as Coach Walden’s assistant for two seasons, and worked as Jim Gerwitz’s assistant coach for two seasons prior to that.  Coach Jones began his collegiate coaching career at Lincoln University in 2009.

 Blake Jones played his high school career at nearby Valley of Caledonia High School, where he was a three time All-State athlete in baseball.  Jones then went on to pitch at Mineral Area College from 2004-2006.  He participated in the Region 16 All-Star game his sophomore season at MAC.  Blake then went on to finish up his baseball career at Lincoln University in Jefferson City.   “I’m excited about the opportunity to coach baseball at Mineral Area College,” stated Jones.  “I’m looking forward to the challenges of being a head coach in Region 16.  Having a played at MAC, it’s an honor to now be able to coach here.”

 

(5/13/13) MAC climbs back and finishes in 3rd in Region 16 Tournament.  The MAC baseball team was able to climb back into contention after a first round loss but was ultimately eliminated by the #1 seed Crowder Roughriders.  The Cardinals came back to defeat St. Charles, Jefferson and Three Rivers before falling 11-3 to Crowder. Crowder forced a winner take all game with Maple Woods but Maple Woods won that game to become the Region 16 Champions.The Cardinals finish their season at 33-23.

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(5/9/13)  Cardinals fall in first game of Region 16 Tournament.  #4 seed Mineral Area fell to #5 seed St. Louis by the score of 12-2 yesterday in the first round of the Region 16 Tournament.  MAC (30-22) now plays against #8 seed St. Charles today at 10:00 AM.

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(5/6/13)  Region 16 Tournament now set.  The MAC baseball team will play on Wednesday at 10:00 am against St. Louis Community College. The game will take place at Wilson Rozier Field in Farmington as a part of the 1st round of the Region 16 tournament.  Mineral Area is the #4 seed. 

Region XVI Tournament

(4/29/13)  MAC concludes regular season tomorrow.  MAC will play a home doubleheader tomorrow against Wabash Valley at 1:00 at Hal Loughary Field.  These are the last games scheduled for the Cardinals before the Region XVI Tournament.Mineral Area lost both games of the doubleheader with Jefferson yesterday by the scores of 4-3 and 15-3.

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(4/26/13)  Cardinals split home doubleheader with Jefferson College.  The MAC baseball team won one of two yesterday against MCCAC and Region XVI rival Jefferson College at Hal Loughary Field.  MAC won the first game 4-2 on a Hunter Leeper two-run home run in the bottom of the 7th inning.  The Cardinals got a complete game effort from Wayde Roth in game 1.  In game 2, Mineral Area fell in 14 innings 10-4 to the Vikings in game 2.  MAC (30-17) will play Jefferson again on Sunday now at Viking Field in Hillsboro starting at 1:00.  They will conclude their regular season with a home doubleheader against Wabash Valley on Tuesday.  Then, they will play in the Region XVI Tournament at Wilson Rozier Park in Farmington, beginning May 8th.

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(4/11/13)  Schedule change for baseball team.  The MAC baseball team will play Three Rivers tomorrow at home rather than today, due to inclement weather. 

MAC vs. Three Rivers- Friday, April 12th at Hal Loughary Field on the MAC campus.  Game 1  of the double header is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.

(4/8/13)  MAC splits weekend series with Maple Woods.  The Mineral Area College baseball team went 2-2 against the Maple Woods Monarchs over the weekend at Hal Loughary Field.  MAC is now 27-8 and they are 12-4 in the Region XVI.  Wayde Roth (Valle - St. Genevieve) threw a complete game shutout in game 2 for MAC.  The Cardinals will take on rival Three Rivers on Thursday at home at 1:00 before traveling to Poplar Bluff on Saturday, for a noon start, to finish the 4-game series.

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(4/1/13)  Cardinals take 3 out of 4 from STLCC.  MAC baseball continues to roll along defeating STLCC 3 out of 4 games to move to 22-5 on the season.  The Cardinals are 10-2 in the Region and 10-2 in the MCCAC.  Mineral Area will now travel to play two road doubleheaders against Rend Lake and Missouri Valley JV.

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(3/27/13)  MAC home games can be watched on IHigh TV.  Tomorrow and Friday MAC will televise their home games on IHigh TV.  Tomorrow, MAC will play against STLCC at noon.  On Friday, the double-header will begin at 1:00. You can go to IHigh.com and find our site, or you can find our IHigh site on the link above.

(3/25/13)  MAC signs outfielder from the state of Mississippi.  The Mineral Area baseball team has signed Charlie Palmer, an outfielder from South Haven, Mississippi. The Cardinals are off to a terrific start this year.  They are currently 19-4 and 7-1 in Region XVI, as well as 7-1 in the MCCAC.

(3/19/13)  Cardinals complete their spring break trip. The MAC baseball team

recently traveled on their southern spring break trip.  Before venturing south, the Cards defeated Southeastern Illinois twice, with scores of 6-1 and 4-3.  MAC then beat St. Charles twice, winning 8-0 and 8-1.  MAC played St. Charles in a second double header winning the first one 9-4 and losing the second game 3-2.  The first game of the spring trip MAC defeated Wallace-Dothan Community College 10-4.  Mineral Area then played Enterprise State, losing by the score of 12-10.  The Cards were defeated by Lurleen B. Wallace 11-9.  MAC finished their southern trip splitting with Andrew College.  The Cards lost the first game 9-2 and won the second game 5-3.  The MAC Cardinals now have a record of 15-4 on the season.

(3/8/13)  MAC wins two more, now 12-0 to start season.  The Cardinals continued their red-hot play by sweeping St. Charles Community College yesterday by the scores of 8-0 and 8-1.  Pitching was the story of the day as MAC got a complete game shutout from Carlos Vargas (Arlington, TX) in game one followed by an 8 inning 13 strikeout performance from Jeff King (Paris, TX) in game two.  Mineral Area is off to their best start in recent memory.  They have now out-scored their opponents by an impressive 82-18 margin on the year.  They will be back in action Saturday, at home at 1:00, to complete the last two games of their four game set with St. Charles.

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(3/5/13)  Cardinal baseball now 10-0 after sweep of SE Illinois.  MAC baseball is off to its best start in years thanks to 10 consecutive wins to begin the 2013 season.  Yesterday, MAC swept Southeastern Illinois by the scores of 6-1 and 4-3 to keep their undefeated streak alive.  The Cardinals will now start conference play when they travel to St. Charles on Saturday the 9th when they take on St. Charles Community College.  Today's game with Central Methodist JV is canceled due to weather.  No make up game has been announced.

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(2/26/13)  MAC runs win streak to six to start the season.  The MAC baseball team is 6-0 after their two victories yesterday over Williams Baptist JV.  The Cardinals won the first game by the score of 8-1 and the second 6-4.  They will play against Harding JV on Thursday at 1:00 pm in Searcy, Arkansas

.(2/15/13) Cardinals win first two game of the season.  Mineral Area won their first two games of the 2013 season defeating Hannibal Langrange JV by the score of 10-0 and 5-1.  MAC was solid both offensively and defensively in the home doubleheader.  Wayde Roth (St. Genevieve) won the first game for the Cardinals throwing 4 innings of 2 hit ball with 5 strike outs.  Devon Hampton (Potosi, MO) got the victory in the 2nd game going 6 innings with 7 strikeouts and no walks.  Mineral Area (2-0) now travels south to Millington, Tennesse to play Sunday against Connors State and Lakeland College. 

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(2/12/13)  Baseball opens up on Thursday.  The Mineral Area baseball team will officially start their season this week with a double-header against Hannibal Lagrange JV on Thursday at Hal Loughary Field.  The Cardinals are coming off a 29-24 season.

(2/4/13)  Dakota Glore signs with Mineral Area.  Local standout Dakota Glore has signed a letter of intent to play baseball next year at Mineral Area College. The Senior at Potosi High School is the younger brother of former MAC standout Tanner Glore.  Tanner was a two-time All-Region XVI player for the Cardinals. 

Pictured above at the signing are, seated from left, his mother Melissa Eye, Dakota and his father Jody Glore and standing, from left, Coaches Stan Walden and Mike Overman of MAC; Grandma Jane Reed, Grandpa Wayne Reed, Grandma Ruth Glore and P.H.S. Coach Brian Weible

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(9/24/12)  Cardinals participating in fall season. The MAC baseball team journeyed to Sauget, IL to play Lindenwood-Belleville on Thursday, September 20th.  The Cards split the double-header winning 9-6 and losing 5-4.  Mineral Area then traveled to St. Louis this past weekend and defeated the St. Louis Games, and lost to Olney Central.  MAC is now 4-4 in the fall season.

(8/6/12)  Cardinals to hold open tryouts.  The MAC baseball team will hold an open tryout for prospective athletes on Wednesday.  The tryout will take place on the MAC campus at Hal Loughary Field at 4:00 PM.  Please contact head coach Stan Walden at 518-2224 for further details.

(5/29/12)  Cardinals sign Jake Lowrimore LHP from  Montgomery, Texas.  The Cardinals added another pitcher for the 2012-2013 season.  They signed Jake Lowrimore from Montgomery High School in Montgomery, Texas.  Pictured below is Jake with his mom and staff from Montgomery High School.

(5/18/12) Three Cardinals named 1st team All-Region XVI.  Three members of the MAC baseball team received All-Region honors for the 2012 season.  The Cardinals receiving the honors were Jeff King, Tanner Glore, and Cody Garlington. 

(5/11/12)  Cardinals season ends in Region XVI Tournament.  The baseball team fell today to St. Louis Community College to end their season.  STLCC defeated MAC 10-0 to eliminate them from the Region XVI Tournament.  Mineral Area fell to Jefferson yesterday 8-1.Mineral Area ends its season 29-24.

(5/10/12)  MAC wins opening game of Region XVI Tournament.  The Mineral Area baseball team got its biggest win of the year knocking off the Three Rivers Raiders 12-10 on Wednesday in the opening round of the Region XVI Tournament.  MAC improves to 29-22 on the season.  All of the top 4 seeds (Jefferson, Crowder, Maple Woods, Mineral Area) won their games to advance to the next round in the double elimination tournament.  Next up for the Cardinals is a showdown with the top seed Jefferson College Vikings. Jefferson is currently the 8th ranked team in the nation in the latest NJCAA Division I junior college poll.

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(5/8/12)  Cardinals have successful weekend against Maple Woods.  The baseball team concluded its regular season this past weekend up in Kansas City against Maple Woods Community College.  MAC won three out of four to move to 28-22 on the season.  Mineral Area swept the Monarchs on Friday by the scores of 5-2 and 11-6.  On Saturday the two teams split a doubleheader with Maple Woods winning the first one 2-0 and Mineral Area coming back to take the second game 11-10.Now the Cardinals prepare for the Region XVI Tournament in Joplin, MO.  MAC is the #4 seed and play the #5 seed Three Rivers on Wednesday morning at 10 AM. 

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(4/30/12)  Cardinals win single game against North Central.  The MAC baseball team one their first of two scheduled games on Sunday against North Central 3-0.  Dylan McEwin (Paris, TX) shined for MAC going 7 innings allowing no earned runs on just 3 hits.  The second game was canceled due to rain.  The Cardinals improve to 25-20 overall.  They will play their final home games of the year tomorrow against Rend Lake beginning at 1:00

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(4/27/12)  MAC dominates doubleheader against St. Charles.  The Mineral Area baseball team had perhaps its best day yet this year on Thursday. With solid pitching backed by double digit run support in both games MAC defeated St. Charles 13-2 and 14-2. All that is left for the Cardinals is two more home doubleheaders with North Central and Rend Lake on Sunday and Tuesday followed by a weekend trip to Maple Woods.  MAC will then start post-season play in the Region XVI Tournament in Joplin, MO.

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(4/25/12) Baseball signs Austin Martin from Camdenton, MO.  The baseball team is continuing to prepare for the next season with another signing.  This time, the Cardinals stayed in state to sign one of the top players from the Ozark Conference.

In the photo in the bottom row are Pam Martin(Mom),  Austin Martin, Rich Martin (Dad)  Back row: Camdenton Baseball Coach Matt Moulder, Coach Walden & Camdenton Athletic Director Jeff Whitney.

(4/23/12)  Cardinals split with Crowder in home doubleheader.  The MAC baseball team went up against one of the better teams in the Region XVI on Sunday and took one of two at Hal Loughary Field.  Mineral Area rallied late to win the first game 5-4 before dropping the second game 6-3 to the Crowder Roughriders. Mineral Area (22-18) will be down in Poplar Bluff to take on rival Three Rivers Tuesday to play a doubleheader. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m.

 

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(4/18/12)  Tanner Glore signs with NCAA Division I Western Illinois.   Mineral Area third-baseman Tanner Glore (Potosi, MO) has agreed to play for Western Illinois next year.  Tanner was a NJCAA All-Region XVI and MCCAC All-Conference performer as a freshman for the Cardinals last year. The Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks are located in Macomb, Illinois and participate in the Summit League.

(4/18/12)  MAC loses two close games to #6 ranked Jefferson College.  The MAC baseball team gave Jeffco a good battle yesterday but fell short in both games by the scores of 5-3 and 6-4. Mineral Area will remain at home and play against St. Louis Community College tomorrow at 1:00 P.M.  Then, they will play against Crowder College at home on Sunday with a noon start

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(4/16/12)  Cardinals get rained out against Maple Woods.  The baseball team had both doubleheaders with Maple Woods canceled this past weekend because of rain.  They will make both of these doubleheaders up on May 4th and 5th in Kansas City.  MAC will now play against Jefferson College in a home doubleheader tomorrow at Hal Loughary Field at 1:00.  The Vikings are currently 32-7 and the 6th ranked team in the latest NJCAA national poll.

(4/13/12)  Cardinals get two more MCCAC victories against Shawnee.  The MAC baseball team has won 5 games in a row to improve to 20-14.  Mineral Area defeated the Shawnee Saints by the scores of 3-1 and 12-7.  The Cardinals now travel to Kansas City, MO for a 4 game series against Maple Woods.

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(4/11/12) Mineral Area bangs out 22 hits to complete sweep of St. Charles.The MAC baseball team got a very important MCCAC and Region XVI doubleheader sweep yesterday against the St. Charles Cougars. The Cardinals won the first game 3-2 and the second game 7-5 in 13 innings.  Coach Stan Walden is putting together a solid first season as head coach.  Mineral Area is 18-14 overall and is 7-5 in the Region and 6-4 in the MCCAC.  They will play a home doubleheader tomorrow against Shawnee at 1:00 pm

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(4/9/12)  Cardinals split pair with Three Rivers.  The baseball team was in action on Friday against rival Three Rivers.  MAC lost the first game 6-5 but rebounded to come back and win the second game by the score of 10-6.  The Cardinals are now 16-14 overall.  They will play against St. Charles Community College tomorrow up in St. Charles in a pair of Region XVI and MCCAC contests.  Then, MAC will play a 4-game series against Maple Woods in Kansas City, MO over the weekend.  Currently Mineral Area is 4-4 in the MCCAC and 5-5 in Region XVI.

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(4/4/12)  MAC claims two victories against St. Louis Community College.  The Mineral Area baseball team won two games over St. Louis Community College yesterday by the scores of 3-0 and 5-2.  Pitching was the story for the Cardinals in both games.  Jeff King had another superb performance throwing a complete game two-hitter with seven strikeouts and no walks.  In the second game Chris Ostrowski allowed only one hit while striking out seven.  MAC jumps back over the .500 mark to improve to 15-13.  They are 4-4 in Region XVI and 3-3 in the MCCAC.  They will play Three Rivers at home tomorrow at 1:00 pm.

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(3/30/12) Cardinals fall to Jefferson in Region XVI and MCCAC contests.  The MAC baseball team played against the Jefferson College Vikings yesterday in Hillsboro.  Mineral Area fell to the Vikings by the scores of 12-2 and 4-1 to drop to 13-13 on the season.  Mineral Area is now 1-3 in Region XVI play and 2-4 in the MCCAC. MAC will try and rebound on Tuesday against St. Louis Community College on Tuesday in St. Louis at 1:00

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(3/26/12)  MAC goes 2-2 over the weekend.  The baseball team played against Missouri Valley JV on Friday at home.  They won both ends of the the doubleheader by the 10-run rule.  They won the first game 11-1 and in the second game Jeff King (Paris, TX) threw a no-hitter. The Cardinals then traveled south to Neosho, Missouri to play against Crowder College.  MAC lost both games to the Roughriders 10-8 and 13-2. Mineral Area is now 12-10 on the season and will play against Shawnee College in Illinois on Tuesday at 1:00. 

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(3/21/12)  Cardinals schedule doubleheader with Missouri Valley on Friday.  The MAC baseball team will play Missouri Valley JV at home on Friday at 1:00.  This game takes place of the originally scheduled game with Northeast Oklahoma.

(3/21/12)  Games with Illinois Central and Northeast Oklahoma canceled.  The MAC men's baseball team had a scheduled game canceled by Illinois Central today.  No make-up date has been announced.  This Friday the Cardinals were scheduled to play a home doubleheader with Northeast Oklahoma at 1:00.  Northeast Oklahoma has canceled this doubleheader as well.Up next for MAC is a Region XVI matchup down in Neosho against Crowder College on Sunday, March 25th.  The Cardinals are currently 10-8 on the season.

(3/19/12)  Mineral Area returns home from spring trip.  The MAC Cardinals baseball team just returned from its annual spring trip where they played against some very good competition.  The Cardinals went 2-5 overall.  They defeated Faulkner State in the first game 11-9 before losing the second game 13-1.  Then, they played against Enterprise State winning the first game 2-1 before losing the second game 6-1.  They then played against Jefferson Davis losing both games 7-2, 3-1 before ending their trip at Meridian, Mississippi where they fell 13-1.  Up next for MAC (10-8) is a doubleheader against Illinois Central College up in Peoria, Illinois on Wednesday at 1:00 pm.  The Cardinals will then play against nationally ranked Northeast Oklahoma on Friday at home at 1:00.

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(3/9/12)  MAC reschedules game with Lindenwood.  Due to rain, the game with Lindenwood JV will not be played today.  The Cardinals will play against them tomorrow at 1:00 at Hal Loughary Field

.(3/5/12)  Cardinals start off 2-0 on Region XVI.  The Mineral Area baseball team is off to a very good start this season.  They are now 6-1 overall and 2-0 in the Region after two home wins against North Central College on Saturday.  MAC has two home doubleheaders this week before they head south for their spring trip.  The Cardinals will play Dyersburg State and Lindenwood University on Tuesday and Thursday at home.  Both of these doubleheaders start at 1:00.

(2/29/12)  MAC mounts late inning comeback to stay undefeated.  The baseball team played in St. Louis yesterday against Fontbonne JV.  MAC was down late in the game by the score of 7-6 before Brad Ridings (Pattonville) led off the ninth inning with a solo blast to tie the game up at seven.  The next hitter in the lineup was Tanner Glore (Potosi).  The All-Region 3rd baseman connected for a homer of his own to put the Cards up for good by the score of 8-7.  Chris Ostrowski (Canton, Michigan) came in to strike out the side to give Mineral Area their third win in three attempts this Spring.  The Cardinals hope to continue their winning streak tomorrow down in Searcy, Arkansas when they travel to play Harding University

.(2/24/12) Cardinals pitchers shine in home opener.  The MAC baseball team officially started its season yesterday at Hal Loughary Field against Central Methodist.  MAC got solid pitching winning the first game 6-0 and the second game 12-2.  Dylan McEwin (Paris, Texas) threw a complete game shutout in the first game going 6 innings. McEwin threw 82 pitches. It was a two hitter with no walks and 6 strikeouts.
Jeff King (Paris, Texas) threw five innings the second game. He gave up two hits, two walks and 2 unearned runs with 6 strikeouts.  Wayde Roth (Valle, St. Genevieve) threw the last inning and struck out two of the three he faced.The Cardinals (2-0) go up to St. Louis next week to play against Fontbonne on Tuesday at 1:00.

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(2/21/12)  Schedule change for home opener. The Mineral Area College baseball team will kick off their season this week.  There has been a schedule change for their season opener.  MAC will host Central Methodist on Thursday, February 23rd.  The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, February 25th.  The first game of the doubleheader is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Thursday.

(2/14/12) Cardinals sign Casey Willinbrink from Parkway South High School.  The Mineral Area coaching staff has announced the signing of Casey Willinbrink from Parkway South High School in St. Louis, MO.  Casey is a 6'1" 195 lb right-handed pitcher and infielder for the Patriots. "Casey is a big athletic kid. He has good upside and we expect him to continue to develop while at MAC." commented MAC assistant Mike Overman.  The Cardinals have now signed 10 players for the 2012-2013 season.Mineral Area will get its season underway on Saturday against Central Methodist JV at 1:00.

Top row left to right: Adam Janson, Coach Adam Stahl, Coach Walden, Coach Overman, Steve Willenbrink, Trainer Corey Lewis, and AD Steve Oldenburg


Bottom row left to right: Casey's Grandmother Toni, Casey, and Casey's Grandfather Don

(2/4/12)  MAC signs Hunter Leeper from South Callaway High School.  The MAC baseball program continues to work hard on the recruiting trail, this time signing a Missouri product.  Hunter Leeper a senior at South Callaway which is just outside of Columbia, Missouri has agreed to become a Cardinal for the 2012-2013 season.  Hunter is an infielder who batted .442 with a .520 on base percentage his junior year.  Mineral Area starts their season this year on Saturday, February 25th against Central Methodist at 1:00

Sitting:  Debbie Leeper, mother; Hunter Leeper, SCHS senior; Richard Leeper, father standing:  Coach Tim Rulo, football coach; Coach Walden; Coach Jared Wood, baseball coach

(1/17/12) Cardinals announce signing of 5 Texas high school standouts.  The Mineral Area baseball team has gained commitments from 5 players from the state of Texas in the early signing period.  Mauricio Junco, Victor Coronado, Christian Montes, Robert McArthur and Jerry White have all agreed to come play for MAC in the 2012-2013 season.  Junco, Montes and Coronado all play for North Shore High School in Houston, Texas.  McArthur is from Richmond, Texas and White from Spring, Texas.  "Mauricio will be expected to play a large role next year on the mound and behind the plate as well.  The second kid is Victor Coronado,  He will be expecting to come in and make an immediate impact up the middle for us.  Christian Montes is an outfielder that runs well and will be in the mix for a lot of playing time. McArthur is expected to be a rotation type guy for us.  White is a is a big strong first baseman who should be a middle of the order type of guy. we are excited to bring his bat to our lineup" commented assistant coach Blake Jones.  This is all a part of the NJCAA early signing period for baseball which went into effect January 15th. 

 

Robert McArthur, RHP from Foster High School in Richmond, Texas.  He is with his summer coach Pat Guillery and his mother Mary Jean McArthur.

Mauricio Junco pictured with head coach Lee Martinez and assistant Johnny Cruz. 

Victor Coronado pictured with head coach Lee Martinez and assistant Johnny Cruz. 

Christian Montes pictured with head coach Lee Martinez and assistant Johnny Cruz. 

Jerry White pictured with his family and head coach Stan Walden.

(10/3/11)  Cardinals baseball having very nice Fall season.  The Men's baseball team is putting together a very successful fall season in Stan Walden's first year as head coach.  MAC is 10-4 with a very deep and talented roster.  MAC will travel to Neosho this weekend to play in the NJCAA Region XVI Showcase on Saturday in Neosho

.(9/12/11)  Baseball splits doubleheader this weekend in Memphis.  The Mineral Area baseball team played Jackson State Tennessee this weekend and split a doubleheader at Fed Ex Field in Memphis, Tennessee.  They lost the second game 10-6 and won the second by the score of 8-7.  MAC is now 5-1 on the season.  Up next for the Cardinals is two games at GCS Ballpark, home of the Gateway Grizzlies in Sauget, IL on Thursday, September 15th at 3:00 p.m.  The Cardinals will take on Lindenwood -Belleville. MAC will then travel to Springfield, MO on Sunday the September 18th to play two games.  The Cardinals will play Drury University at 10:00 and Fort Scott Kansas Community College at 12:30.

(9/6/11)  Cardinals open up Fall season with four wins. The men's baseball team won four games over the weekend.  On Saturday, September 3rd, the Cardinals played the Mid Missouri Select team on the MAC campus.  Mineral Area won both games by scores of 8-4 and 14-4.  On Sunday, September the 4th the Cardinals hosted BC Academy, again winning both games, by the scores of 12-2 and 2-1.

(8/20/11)  2011-2012 baseball squad begins practice on Monday.  The Mineral Area baseball team will start its preparation for a run at a MCCAC conference and NJCAA Region XVI title on Monday.  Stan Walden enters his first year as head coach with the help of a strong returning class that includes MCCAC and Region XVI First-Team 3rd baseman Tanner Glore (Potosi). Coach Walden has put together an impressive Fall schedule that includes Jackson State College, Fort Scott Community College out of Kanas as well as the NJCAA Showcase on September 25th.  MAC gets underway on September 3rd against the Mid Missouri Selects at home at Hal Loughary Field starting at 1:00.

(8/15/11)  Meet the Cardinals scheduled for September 8th at Engler Park. 

Mineral Area College is inviting the community to come out and spend a few minutes meeting the athletes of all of our fine sports teams for the upcoming year.  Bring the kids out to meet the 2011-2012 Cardinals on Thursday evening, September 8, from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Hall Pavilion in Farmington’s Engler Park.  Coaches and athletes from men’s and women’s basketball, men’s baseball, women’s softball, men’s golf, women’s volleyball, and the MAC cheerleaders will be on hand.   The coaches will be grilling up hotdogs and serving soft drinks while athletes will host a variety of activities and games for the kids to play.Come out and enjoy the evening with the Cardinals!

Food and soft drinks will be provided while they last.

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(7/15/11)  Mineral Area names Stan Walden head baseball coach.  Mineral Area assistant Stan Walden has been promoted to head coach for the baseball team.  Coach Walden has been instrumental in the team's success the past 4 seasons as recruiting coordinator and working with the Cardinals offense and defense. Mineral Area enjoyed one of their finest seasons this past year posting an impressive 31-18 record."I am very excited and honored to be the next head coach at Mineral Area College.  I would like to thank the school administration for the opportunity.  I look forward to the opportunity of bringing Mineral Area a MCCAC championship as well as a Region XVI title."  -- Stan Walden Stan has a long history in the game including 30 years of coaching baseball at all levels.  As a high school coach (at Caruthersville and Farmington ) from 1981 to 2004, his teams had an overall record of 335 wins and 192 losses; winning 10 district championships and appearing in 4 Missouri High School state quarterfinals.  Walden has also been part of the coaching staff of Team Missouri, participating in the Junior Sunbelt series; and also the MSHBCA Senior All-Star series.  In addition to high school coaching, Walden spent three summers coaching in a collegiate wood bat league, winning a KITTY League championship in 2005 with a record of 42-8 with the Farmington Firebirds.  He has also run numerous instructional baseball camps and clinics for players and coaches of all ages.  Walden also served as an Associate Scout with the Kansas City Royals.  He was inducted into the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association "Hall of Fame" in 2001. Press Release

(7/18/11)  Twelve Cardinals named Academic All-Conference.  The MAC baseball team was successful in the classroom as well as on the field this season as twelve of its members were named to the MCCAC Academic All-Conference team.  Bubba BradshawDustin BroaddusTyler BungeTanner GloreDylan MaysDylan McEwinBlake SmithColby StackJordan ThompsonDavid TullosTim Vonder HaarBrandon Weir

(7/12/11) Nine Cardinals move on to four-year universities.  The Mineral Area baseball team had one of their best seasons in recent memory. Powered by a strong sophomore class the Cardinals finished the season with an impressive 31-18 overall record.  MAC has had nine of their sophomores sign to continue to play baseball at four-year universities.  They are the following:Tim Vonder Haar- Murray State
Beau Harris- UMSL
Bubba Bradshaw - William Woods
Jordan Thompson - William Woods
Ty Van Schoyck - Arkansas Tech
Sean Embry - Kentucky Wesleyan
Drew Tullos - Williams Baptist
Colby Stack - Central Methodist
Cody Huff - Lincoln University

(6/6/11)  Former Cardinal helps lead team to NCAA Division II Championship.  Korey Domenick (Festus), who was a member of the 2009-2010 MAC Cardinal baseball team, helped lead West Florida to the NCAA Division II Championship this past weekend.  Korey played mostly first base for the Argos batting .274 and started 43 games.  West Florida had a dominant season.  They were 52-9 overall with a 34-2 record at home.  They play in the very tough Gulf South Conference and won the regular season title with a 17-3 record. 

(5/15/11)  Jim Gerwitz resigns as Head Baseball Coach.  The athletic department at Mineral Area College has announced the resignation of long time head baseball coach Jim Gerwitz. Coach Gerwitz was an All-Region XVI player while a member of the Cardinals in 1995.  Jim came back and served 5 years as an assistant coach before taking over in 2003-2004 as head coach.  He was the 2008 MCCAC Coach of the Year.  He just completed his 8th year as head coach and served a total of 13 years as a MAC coach.  The Cardinals are coming off one of their best seasons finishing as MCCAC runner-up.  MAC was 17-9 in Region XVI play and 31-18 overall.  Coach Gerwitz plans on staying on as an instructor in the Criminal Justice department at MAC. Press Release

(5/12/11)  Two Cardinals named to All-Region Team.  Tanner Glore and Beau Harris were named to the 2011 NJCAA All-Region XVI Team. 

Tanner is a Freshman from Potosi, Missouri who had an outstanding offensive season while playing third base.  Beau is from Lebanon, Missouri and the Cardinals starting shortstop this season.

(5/12/11)  Baseball season ends in Region XVI Tournament.  The MAC baseball team fell to Three Rivers today 10-2 ending the Cardinals season.  Last night they fell to St. Charles 6-1.  MAC finishes their season 31-18.

(5/10/11)  Cardinals tryout date is set.  The MAC baseball program will have open tryouts for prospective athletes on June 10th 9:00 A.M. at Hal Loughary Field.  Please contact Jim Gerwitz at 573-518-2224.

(5/9/11) MAC earns #2 seed in upcoming Region XVI Tournament.  Baseball concluded its regular season by earning a road split at Meramec.  The Cardinals won the first game 9-4 before dropping the final game 4-3.  They finish their regular season with a 31-16 overall record.  They finished the MCCAC with a 13-7 record.  Thanks to its impressive 17-9 Region XVI record Mineral Area has earned the #2 seed in the 8 team tournament.  They will play the night game on Wednesday against #7 St. Charles at 7:00. Region XVI Tournament

(5/5/11) Jim Gerwitz releases summer camp information.  The MAC baseball team will host its annual summer baseball camp July 11th-15th.  The camp will go from 9:30-12:00 and will cost $65. Any questions should be directed to Jim Gerwitz head baseball coach at 573-518-2224.

(5/5/11)  Cardinals use good pitching to defeat Maple Woods.  MAC baseball won two more Region XVI games yesterday at Hal Loughary Field defeating the Maple Woods Monarchs 4-3 in the first game and 3-0 in the second.  The Cardinals improve to 15-7 in the Region XVI regular season.  Mineral Area now plays 6 consecutive conference games in the next four days.  MAC is in the race for the MCCAC regular season championship.  They play in order; Three Rivers today at home at 12:30; Shawnee tomorrow in Ulin, Illinois; and close out with Meramec in St. Louis on Monday which could possibly determine the conference champion.

(5/3/11)  Maple Woods game rescheduled to tomorrow.  The baseball team will play against Maple Woods tomorrow at 2:00 at home in a Region XVI contest.  The Shawnee game that was scheduled for tomorrow has been rescheduled to Friday in Ulin, Illinois at 1:00.

(5/2/11)  Cardinals pitchers dominate North Central.  The Mineral Area baseball team played a doubleheader at home on Saturday, defeating North Central 2-1, and 4-0 in two Region XVI games.  MAC got great pitching performances out of starters Dylan McEwin and Tim Vonder Haar.  McEwin threw a 2 hit shut-out in game 2 following Vonder Haar's 3 hitter in game 1.    MAC is now 26-13 and will play Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday doubleheaders starting with Maple Woods tomorrow at home at 1:00. 

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(4/18/11)  MAC wins two more against #23 Crowder, runs win streak to six. The Mineral Area baseball team is on quite a roll winning 9 of 10 after defeating Crowder twice yesterday. The Cardinals scored their two biggest wins of the year, winning the first game 6-4 and the second game 4-3.  Crowder was 15-3 in the Region XVI this year and 31-12 overall before dropping two to MAC.  They also made a trip to the NJCAA World Series last year.  Mineral Area has two conference doubleheaders this week against St. Charles, at home on Tuesday at 1:00, the second on the road at Shawnee on Thursday also a 1:00 start.MAC is 22-11 overall, 9-5 in the Region XVI and 8-4 in the MCCAC. 

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(4/15/11)  Cardinals pick up a pair of wins over Three Rivers.  The Mineral Area baseball team got two important Region wins down in Poplar Bluff yesterday.  The Cardinals are on a roll, winning 7 out of 8.  They are now 20-11 overall, 8-4 in the MCCAC and 7-5 in the Region XVI.  They play this Sunday at noon, against Crowder, at Hal Loughary Field. 

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(4/11/11)  Cardinals scheduled to play CMU JV tomorrow.  The MAC Cardinals will try and play a makeup game against Central Methodist tomorrow at Hal Loughary Field.  MAC is currently 16-11 on the season.

(4/12/11) Update: Today's game will now be played at Wilson Rozier in Farmington at 1:00.

(4/8/11)  Cardinals get two big wins over Jefferson College.  The MAC baseball team got two significant home wins yesterday over one of their biggest rivals, the Jefferson College Vikings.  The Cards won the first game 6-3 and the second game 5-4 in 8 innings.  MAC (16-10) got a strong pitching performance in game 1 from righthander Bubba Bradshaw (Oakville).  Tim Vonder Haar (Rockwood Summit) and Dylan McEwin (Paris, TX) combined on the 2nd game victory.  Kyle Poynter (Houston, MO) got the game winning hit to complete the sweep of Jeffco (24-10).  Mineral Area is on the road this weekend against Southeastern Illinois.  The Saturday game is scheduled for a 1:00 start

.(4/4/11)  Mineral Area splits doubleheader with visiting Meramec.  The baseball team played a home doubleheader on Saturday against the Meramec Magic.  Mineral Area won the first game 5-4 before falling in the second game 5-2.  In the first game Tim Vonder Haar (Rockwood Summit) got the win. Beau Harris (Lebanon) hit a home run in the 2nd game.The Cardinals are scheduled to play a pair of home doubleheaders this week against Shawnee and Jefferson. 

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(3/29/11)  Game postponed against Three Rivers.  MAC will reschedule their game with Three Rivers for Saturday, April 22nd at home at 2:00.  Mineral Area is scheduled to play St. Charles on Thursday in St. Charles.

(3/25/11) Game postoponed against Meramec.  Mineral Area will reschedule their game with Meramec for May 7th at noon.  MAC's game with the Magic has been canceled due to the wet conditions.

(3/25/11)  MAC gains road split against North Central.  The Mineral Area men's baseball team went on the road yesterday traveling to Trenton, Missouri gaining a split with Region XVI rival the North Central Pirates.  MAC lost the first game 3-0 before bouncing back to win 7-1.  The Cardinals next 8 games are against both Region XVI and MCCAC teams starting with Meramec tomorrow on the road at noon.

(3/24/11)  Cardinals record biggest win of the season against Iowa Western.  The MAC baseball team played their first home game yesterday against one of nation's strongest programs.  Thanks in large part to a grand slam by Beau Harris (Lebanon) and two home runs by Dylan Mayes (Sedalia) MAC defeated the defending champs 11-10.  Tim Vonder Haar (Rockwood Summit) was the starter and Colby Stack (Bourbon) finished up with the game and earned the win.MAC (9-7) plays on the road today against North Central at 1:00.

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(3/23/11)  MAC plays defending National Champion Iowa Western today The MAC Cardinals baseball team plays a home game against the defending NJCAA Champions Iowa Western Reivers (14-12) today at Hal Loughary Field at 2:00. MAC lost two games yesterday to Jefferson College (17-7) up in Hillsboro.  Jeffco won the first game 15-5, and the second game 9-8. 

(3/21/11) Cardinals return home from successful spring trip.  The MAC baseball team had one of their best spring trips in recent memory going 5-2 including two wins against Faulkner State who went to the NJCAA World Series last year.  Mineral Area will play two important MCCAC and NJCAA Region XVI games tomorrow against Jefferson College in Hillsboro.  Jeffco is the 23rd ranked team in the latest NJCAA Poll.

(3/15/11) MAC off to solid start on spring trip.  The Mineral Area men's baseball team won their first 3 games on their spring trip.  The Cardinals scored two big wins on Sunday against Faulkner State, before defeating Alabama Southern yesterday.  Faulkner State (8-12) made it to the NJCAA World Series last season.  MAC won game one by the score of 7-6 and won the second game 6-3. Yesterday, they defeated Alabama Southern (11-7) in a high scoring game 18-15.The Cardinals are off today before playing a pair with Bishop State out of Alabama tomorrow.

(3/11/11)  Cardinals split a pair with Williams Baptist.  The baseball team got two games in yesterday down in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas against Williams Baptist JV.  In the first game the Cardinals lost 13-12 but came back to win 5-3.  MAC leaves tonight for their annual spring trip.  They will play Faulkner State on Sunday the 13th at 1:00 in Bay Minette, Alabama.  Faulkner State qualified for the NJCAA world series last year in Grand Junction, Colorado.

(3/9/11) Mineral Area will play Williams Baptist JV tomorrow.  The Mineral Area baseball team will travel to Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to play against Williams Baptist Junior Varsity tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.   The game scheduled for March 10th with Illinois Central was canceled. 

(3/7/11)  Make up dates for North Central released.  The baseball team had two doubleheaders canceled with North Central on Saturday and this upcoming Tuesday.  MAC will make up those games March 24th at North Central and April 30th at home.  The Cardinals are scheduled to play this Thursday at Illinois Central.

(3/2/11)  Cardinals gain split with John A. Logan Volunteers.  The baseball team played their second doubleheader on back-to-back days against a very good John A. Logan team out of Carterville, Illinois. MAC won the first game 6-3 behind a good pitching performance from Bubba Bradshaw (St. Louis, MO, Oakville).  The Cardinals dropped the second game 7-2 despite a solid effort from freshman pitcher Dylan McEwin (Paris, TX, Paris).  MAC (2-2) now plays the next four games against Region XVI North Central Missouri.  Both are doubleheaders and 1:00 starts on Saturday and Tuesday.  The Saturday game will be the home debut for the 2011 season.

(3/1/11) MAC pitchers have strong debut for 2011 season.  The Mineral Area baseball team officially started their season yesterday down in Searcy, Arkansas.  The Cardinals split a doubleheader with Harding University JV losing the first game 3-2 before bouncing back and winning a 9-0 decision in the nightcap.  Pitching was the story of the day for MAC.  Tyler Carter took the loss giving up three runs in four innings while striking out 8 and giving up two hits.

In game two Drew Greiwe, Ryan Brown, and Drew Tullos combined for a no- hitter. Greiwe threw five innings to get the win while striking out nine. Brown threw the 6th and Tullos the 7th. MAC is back in action today at John A. Logan in Carterville, Illinois.

(2/24/11)  Cardinals opener rained out.  The MAC baseball team had their game canceled today to start the season due to the rain.  They are also canceled on Saturday vs CMU.  There has not been a make up date announced for either day yet. 

(2/15/11)  Baseball season starts on the 24th of February.  The Mineral Area men's baseball team will officially get started on the road next Thursday against Kaskaskia college with 1:00 start.  The Cardinals will have two noon starts on Saturday and Monday against Central Methodist at home and Harding on the road.  The Saturday game is part of the college's annual Homecoming activities.

(12/7/10)  Jim Gerwitz announces 2011 schedule.  MAC Head Baseball Coach Jim Gerwitz has released the Spring 2011 schedule.  The Cardinals will once again travel south to Pensacola, Florida for their spring trip.  Some of the feature games this year include a single 9 inning home game against defending National Champion Iowa Western on March 23rd.  They play Faulkner State, who made it to the NJCAA World Series last season, on March 13th in Bay Minette, Alabama.  They play the defending Region XVI Champions Crowder Roughriders at home, on April 17th.  They play the defending MCCAC Conference Champion Jefferson College Vikings at home on April 7th. 

(10/18/10)  Chad Mills hired as new Athletic Director.  Mineral Area has named former MAC basketball player and assistant coach Chad Mills as the new Athletic Director effective July 1, 2011. 

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(10/11/10)  Men's fall season coming to a close. 

Men’s baseball is finishing the fall season strong by going 2-1-1 against strong Region 16 opponents over the weekend.  They defeated Three Rivers and North Central, tied with Meramec, and lost 2-1 to a highly ranked Jefferson team.  They will be in action on Saturday the 16th against B.C. Academy at home at 1:00.

(9/21/10)  Two chances to see Cardinals in action this week.  The Mineral Area baseball team will play two home games this week at Hal Loughary Field.  On Thursday, MAC will take on conference rival Meramec at 1:00 in a scrimmage game.  On Saturday, the Cardinals will play 21 innings against NCAA Division II Missouri S&T out Rolla, starting at 10:00 A.M.9/22/10  The HOME Baseball game that was scheduled for today has been canceled due to the wet field.

(9/14/10)  MAC plays Jefferson tomorrow in Hillsboro.The Cardinals will travel for their second set of games tomorrow when they face the Jefferson College Vikings.  The Cardinals got the 2010-11 campaign off to a good start down in Memphis last weekend.  Tomorrow's game time is set for 3:00 P.M.

(8/23/10)  Meet the Cardinals at Engler Park scheduled for September 9th.

Mineral Area College is inviting the community to come out and spend a few minutes meeting the athletes of all of our fine sports teams for the upcoming year.  Bring the kids out to meet the 2010-2011 Cardinals on Thursday evening, September 9, from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Knight Pavilion in Engler Park, Farmington.  Coaches and athletes from men’s and women’s basketball, men’s baseball, women’s softball, men’s golf,  women’s volleyball, and the MAC Cheerleaders will be on hand.  The Coaches will be grilling up hotdogs and serving soft drinks while the athletes will host a variety of activities and games for the kids to play. 

(7/13/10)  Three more Cardinals move on to play at NCAA schools.  The Mineral Area baseball team has had three of their players from last year's team sign letters of inent at four year schools.  Local product Adam Blum (Farmington) will continue his career at Lincoln University in Jefferson City.  Joining him will be Clint Cashen (Corbin, KY).  The third signee is Mike Bigogno (Eureka, MO).  Bigogno has agreed to play for Drury University out of Springfield, MO which competes in the Great Lakes ValleyConference.  Drury has had a baseball program for four years, achieving a winning record in each of those years. They were the 2007 GLVC Tournament Champions in their inaugural season.

(6/2/10)  Two MAC Sophomores sign to play at NCAA Division II schools.  Two MAC Cardinals have signed letter of intents to continue their careers next year.  Korey Domenick a sophomore from Festus, Missouri will play for the West Florida Argos out of Pensacola, Florida.  West Florida competes in the very competitive NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference.  They were 36-20 this past season.  Nick Cox will continue his career in his home state at Southern Arkansas University.  Southern Arkansas is also in the Gulf South Conference and were conference champions this spring with an impressive 47-10 mark.  The Muleriders had their fifth consecutive 40-plus win season, earning their second regional championship game appearance. SAU has advanced to five NCAA regional tournaments, including three consecutive.

    

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