Thank you to all the Senior Parents for their help this weekend at the Firecracker Classic.
To John and Karen Bevenue no words can express our gratitude in all that you do in organinzing the concession stand for the tournament and the entire season!
And a huge thank you to Tyler Rybicki, Corey Muendlein and Zach Rakowski who worked Friday and Saturday preparing the field for each game. Also, special thanks to Derek Hoppe, Randy Hoelscher, Matty Kloesterman, Ben Hankammer and Andrew Konya for their help preparing the field.
All of the above efforts combined is why the Whitey Herzog Site is the BEST place to play!
Bellevile To Host 2014 Junior State Tournament
The defending state champion Hilgards will be the 2014 State Tournament hosts.
As the host Belleville gets an automatic bid to the state tournament.
SEASON WRAP UP
The Hilgards have completed another very successful summer of American Legion Baseball. The three teams posted a combined record of 84-36-2.
Compiling a record of 31-14, the Senior team won the District 22 South regular season crown, won the District 22 South Tournament, and finished 3rd at the Fifth Division Tournament. During the regular season, the Seniors defeated teams from 6 states including both the Illinois and Indiana state champions as well as the Arkansas state runner up.
Hot from start to finish, Junior 1 put together a fantastic season going 37-6-1. The team won the District 22 regular season, the District 22 Tournament, the Fifth Division Tournament, and the State Tournament. During the regular season, Jr 1 beat teams from 4 states. The team's impressive playoff run featured a perfect 11-0 record.
Improving all summer long, Junior 2 engineered a strong campaign finishing with a 16-16-1 record. Riding a strong finish to the regular season winning 7 of their last 10, Junior 2 continued this play in the playoffs and finished 3rd in the District 22 Tournament. This team comprised of nearly all freshmen competed with teams composed of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.
To have such successful seasons requires talented players, dedicated coaches, and supportive parents. Eight of the nine volunteer coaches this past summer were Hilgard players. A special thanks goes out to each of our coaches who spent countless hours to make each team's season a success. We would also like to thank the parents for their continual support of their own child, his teammates, and all the program's volunteers.
As is the case year in and year out, each of the Hilgard teams enjoyed enormous fan support. We would like to thank the parents, grandparents, siblings, extended relatives, friends, former players, and fans of American Legion Baseball who attended the games this past summer. A special thanks also goes out to the Left Field Lunatics who brought energy, showmanship, and smiles to many of our faces.
The 71st season of Hilgard baseball featured strong performance on the field and enjoyed tremendous community support. We are thankful for both and hope the 72nd season in 2014 features more of the same.
State Championship Photos
JR 1 photos are now in the photo gallery. More will be added.
STATE CHAMPS! JR 1 WINS IT ALL
The Hilgards JR 1 Team led by manager Corey Muendlein won the programs first junior state title with a 10-0 white washing of Moline. After suffering a heartbreaking loss in the championship game last year the world is right again!
Read details of the game on BND in Sportswriter Norm Sanders article.
Paris Beacon News
FIFTH DIVISION CHAMPIONS
JR 1 PHOTO GALLERY
Photos from the JR ! Hilgard's Fifth Division action are in Photo Gallery.
More pictures added from Sunday's game.
2013 JR 1 TEAM PICTURE
2013 JR 2 TEAM PICTURE
Thanks to all the golfers who participated in this years golf tournament.
We appreciate all your support and hope you enjoyed yourself.
Please plan on playing again next year!
Navigating Your Team SiteIt's simple to navigate your team site. Juniors click on the Junior tab. From the drop down pick your team. Click on team page. This will take you to your Pointstreak team page. This page has schedule, roster, stats and much more. Please share our website with family and friends.
Post 58 offers several sponsorship opportunities to support Hilgard baseball this summer. These opportunities include:
1. Hole sponsorship at our annual golf tournament
2. Advertisement in our yearly Ad book - The Ad book options allows advertisement opportunities for business and service professionals as well as individuals wanting to support Hilgard baseball. Spaces in the book range from 1/8 page to a whole page. The Ad books are distributed at Hilgard home games.
3. Advertisement on our website - This is a new opportunity to support Hilgard baseball. The web advertisement lasts one year and costs $50. This is option is flexible in terms of what the advertisement can include. Any web advertisement will provide a link to your website. Please contact Kevin Muendlein at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in advertising on the website.
Special pricing is available for advertising both in the Ad book and at the golf tournament. Please see the attachment for details. If you have any questions or comments, please use the comment field on this website or use any of the contact information provided.
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2013 Hilgard Wear Limited Supplies!!
New Fan Cap
Hilgards Beat Fairview to Stay Undefeated in Playoffs
Finally getting a beautiful night to play the Hilgards started slow against Smithton but pulled out a 5-3 win at Whitey.
The Hilgards offense was in full swing on Wednesday night at Fletcher Field in Collinsville.
Behind the complete game pitching of lefty Bryce Richter (3-1) the Higards defeated Aviston 2-0 Richter's strong effort halted Post 58's two game losing skid. He struck out three and didn't walk a batter.
Brendan Saak making his first start of the season went 5-1/3 strong innings against West O'fallon, MO in a 5-3 victory.
In what is sure to be the first of several battles this season between the two clubs Post 58 headed over to Fairview Heights for the first of their District 22 contests. And as usual the game was a nail bitter.
Hitting the road for the first time this year Post 58 traveled to Smithton to renew their District 22 rivalry
It was a beautiful lazy Saturday morning and early afternoon at Whitey for the Hilgards doubleheader. Unfortunately the Hilgards
Spencer Piquard throws no hitter for Belleville Jr 1 in 9-0 win over Alton.
Matty Klosterman continued his dominance on the mound on Monday night against Fairview Heights in a 9-2 victory.
It was a rainy night at spacious Whitey Herzog Field as Parker Beine (1-0) made his first Senior start for the Hilgards
The Junior 1 Hilgards are becoming used to batting in the top half of the inning as they traveled to Bethalto for their 7th game away from Whitey in 8 total games.
After a long layoff due to the persistent rain the Hilgards finally were back on the field at Whitey. Bryce Richter (2-0) turned in another sterling effort in the 4-1 victory. His two hit performance was enough to overcome a sluggish effort by Post 58.
Josh Davinroy led the Hilgards to 4-0 win over Fish for the second time in as many nights.
The JR 1 Hilgard's hit the road to Festus, MO and ran over the Missouri powerhouse recording a 14-5 win. The 'Boys dropped a dozen first inning runs on 3 hits
Marty Klosterman decided that he would take over in all phases of the game Sunday afternoon. Klosterman threw a complete game (6 innings) shut out against Ozarks Missouri while going 2-2 with 2 base hits and 2 walks. Klosterman struck out 7 and walked three and only surrendering three hits
Bryce Richter(1-0) threw 6-2/3 innings of scoreless ball before a bloop single into rightfield ended his shutout bid. However, his pitching was magnificent in leading the Hilgard's to a 7-2 win in the openning game of Sunday's doubleheadrer against House Springs, MO.
Rosters were announced for PNC Bank High School Baseball Showcase.
The 2012 Hilgard Award winners were announced at the Annual Whitey Herzog Field Project Dinner and Auction. A crowd of over 250 welcomed the award winners and new Hall of Fame Inductees.
Past Team Pictures
If you have any pictures of past years teams and would like to share them we would like to have them. Your pictures will be added to the Past Teams Page.
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