DICKINSON, N.D. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels experienced little difficulty securing a victory in its first game at the Midwest Plains Regional in Dickinson, N.D., Thursday afternoon. Charleston calculated at least one...
Familiar regional next step for determined Squirrels
By Brent Shipman - Standard Democrat ~ 07/23/14
Getting to the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament has never been a problem for the Charleston Fighting Squirrels. Taking that next step to the Senior Babe Ruth World Series, however, is a feat they've only managed twice during that run.
Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH
By DAVID CRARY - AP National Writer ~ 07/23/14
NEW YORK (AP) -- Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey...
Charleston Fighting Squirrels open play at Midwest Plains Regional Thursday
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 07/22/14
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels baseball program begins its quest for a second straight World Series birth Thursday at the Midwest Plains Regional in Dickinson, N.D. The eight-team tournament is slated for July 23-27 at Astoria Field at Southside Ballpark. Pool play takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday with bracket play scheduled for Sunday...
Relaxed Fighting Squirrels edge Boonville 3-1 for seventh state title in eight years
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 07/17/14
CHARLESTON, Mo. - After enjoying his first shave in several months following a 9-3 loss to Boonville in Game 26 of the double-elimination Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Tuesday night Charleston Fighting Squirrels coach Michael Minner put serious thought into who should pitch Wednesday night's winner-take-all state championship...
Squirrels claim seventh state championship after 3-1 win over Boonville
By Brent Shipman - Standard Democrat ~ 07/17/14
The Charleston Fighting Squirrels rally behind Cody Payne's one-hit gem to bring home it's seventh Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State championship in eight seasons on Wednesday.
Boonville eliminates Leopold, hands Charleston first loss to force winner-take-all championship Wednesday
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 07/16/14
The stage is set for a winner-take-all championship at the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. Boonville edged the SEMO Pirates of Leopold 4-1 in Game 25 of the state tournament and followed by handing Charleston a 9-3 loss in Game 26 Tuesday night...
Charleston offense avoids panic attack, rallies to beat Leopold 6-5 at SBR state tournament
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 07/14/14
CHARLESTON , Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels avoided a panic attack at the plate after falling behind four runs against the SEMO Pirates of Leopold Sunday afternoon in the winner's bracket championship of the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament at Hillhouse Park...
Power surge propels Charleston past Boonville 9-5 at SBR state tournament
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 07/13/14
CHARLESTON, Mo. - Charleston Fighting Squirrels standout slugger Ryan Fortner never grew concerned his team might be shutout after falling behind Boonville 1-0 Saturday night at the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament. "It was just a matter of time," Fortner said. "We knew we were going to hit. We came out a little flat, but Potts kept it close and we knew we would get at least one run."...
Charleston, Piedmont & Leopold advance to championship semifinals of SBR state tournament
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 07/12/14
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels continued to experience offensive success without hitting the ball out of the ballpark Friday afternoon at the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament. The Fighting Squirrels had five hitters bunt in the first three innings...
Charleston hangs tough to down Portageville 7-3, stays in winner's bracket
By Brent Shipman - Standard Democrat ~ 07/12/14
email@example.com CHARLESTON -- Despite staying on Charleston's heels all night long, the Portageville Bulldogs never quite got the big hit needed to up-end the defending state champion Fighting Squirrels. Working out of jam after jam, Charleston held off the Bulldogs for a 7-3 win the keeps them in the winner's bracket of the Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State Tournament at Hillhouse Park in Charleston...
Latest updated Rib City Shootout Schedule (July 11-12)
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 07/11/14
The schedule has been released for the final Rib City boys basketball tournament this summer. The event is slated for Friday and Saturday at Dexter. Games will be played at the Bearcat Event Center, Dexter Middle School Gymnasium, Dexter High School Gymnasium and Southwest Elementary Gymnasium...
Updated Senior Babe Ruth state tournament schedule
By DUSTIN WARD - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 07/11/14
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The defending state champion Charleston Fighting Squirrels cruised past the Arch City Sidewinders 13-3 in its first game at the Senior Babe Ruth State late Thursday night at Charleston. Both teams scored its first run on an infield error in the second inning...
2014 All-Standard Democrat Baseball Team
FIRST TEAM Pitcher: Doug Still, Sr., Sikeston Catcher: Cody Payne, Sr., Chaffee Infield: Austin Godwin, Sr., NMCC Infield: Colton Black, Sr., Sikeston Infield: Gavin O'Brien, Sr., Sikeston Infield: Devon Yahn, Sr., Chaffee Outfield: Palmer Campbell, Fr., NMCC...
Schedule set for Senior Babe Ruth state tournament
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 07/02/14
The schedule is set for the highly anticipated Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state baseball tournament. The 14-team double-elimination event will take place July 10-15 at Hillhouse Park in Charleston, Mo. Three of the 27 tournament games will also be played at Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau, Mo...