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Archers Make Postseason Run, Come Up Short in Region XVI Semifinal

May 14, 2012

Andrew Reidt  
Andrew Reidt was part of an Archers' sophomore staff that
accounted for more than three-quarters of the innings
logged this season. The Archers concluded their season
at 30-31.

A valiant effort to surge to the Region XVI title came up just short Saturday, when the Archers were defeated by Crowder College in the tournament’s semifinal round.

After dropping their tournament opener to third-seeded Maple Woods Community College, few could have faulted the sixth-seeded Archers if they had come up short again in their first elimination game, against a St. Charles Community College team that had won two of the last three meetings between the two teams.

However, STLCC’s response was exactly the opposite, as the Archers climbed their way back into the tournament with wins over St. Charles, Mineral Area College and a 10-9 win in a rematch with Maple Woods. All three victories came in elimination games.

The wins put the Archers one victory away from a berth in the Region XVI championship game. The Archers’ regional title hopes ended Saturday, however, with a 4-3 loss to second-seeded Crowder. Crowder was defeated by top-seeded Jefferson College in the Region XVI title game.

STLCC completed its first year of districtwide baseball with a record of 30-31.

The Archers will have plenty to replace on the mound next year, as the team graduates sophomores Mike Krumm (Lutheran South), Andrew Reidt (Pacific), Eric Tiefenthaler (Troy, Mo.), Brian Schwabe (Vianney), Cody Kennedy (Patton, Mo.), Tim Eason (DeSmet) and Ian Miller (Ellisville, Mo.). That sophomore staff accounted for 308 2/3 innings this spring, more than three-quarters of the team’s 401 2/3 innings logged.

The Archers do, however, have a significant amount of their offensive punch returning for 2013.

Freshmen Mike Ehrhard (CBC) and Matt Weiss (Parkway South), the Archers’ top two run producers, are both slated to return for next year. Ehrhard was one of the most dangerous offensive players in the Midwest this spring, finishing the year with a .369 average, along with eight home runs and 47 RBI in 176 at-bats. The Archers will also look to more production from the catching tandem of Alex Stoll (Valle), who batted .284 in 27 games, and Dalton Bray (Oakville), who batted .290 over 38 games.

In addition to increased offensive production, the Archers also hope 2013 will include a bit more stability. Due to renovations at Meramec, the team made its home at Heine Meine Field in Lemay, in addition to brief appearances at St. Mary’s High School and Aviation Field in Forest Park.

Wherever they play their home games, head coach Tony Dattoli and the Archers will be eager to bounce back with a winning season and another Region XVI title run.