Tag «baseball»

Former Lakers Baseball Player Edges Closer to Majors

In the world of baseball, Lee Stoppelman is a fast learner. MCC-Longview Lakers Baseball Coach Clint Culbertson easily places this former player in that category. Culbertson said Stoppelman, a professional in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system, continues to show quick strides, recently advancing from AA to AAA in quick succession. Culbertson said Stoppelman …

Lakers, Monarchs headed to district championships

                                    The MCC-Longview Lakers and the MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs baseball teams both were crowned regional champions over the weekend and are heading this week to district tournaments. Read more on MCC Newsroom. Congratulations to both teams, and good luck this weekend!

Monarchs’ regular seasons draw to a close

Despite the crazy early spring weather, the Monarchs softball and baseball teams have completed their regular seasons, taking away wins, losses and lessons for the upcoming year. The softball team ended their season with a record of 7-33. A new class of sophomores stepped up to lead the young team, which will return next year …

Former Monarch Albert Pujols inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame

Albert Pujols, one-time Monarch and current Angel, was recently inducted into the National Junior College Athletics Association Hall of Fame. Pujols played for the MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs in 1999, his only college season before being drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals and moving on to win a World Series, among other honors. Pujols joins Pete …

MCC-Maple Woods Athlete Spotlight: Beau Stoker

This month’s athlete spotlight focuses on Beau Stoker. Stoker plays third base and bats third for the Monarchs. He’s a left handed hitter with a lot of power and is very knowledgeable of the game. Stoker has very good baseball instincts on the field. Stoker attended Bishop Ward High School in Kansas City, KS where …

First recipients of Matt Mason Memorial Scholarship selected

In honor of former Monarch and U.S. Navy SEAL Matt Mason, MCC-Maple Woods awards a scholarship each year to two baseball players currently with the team. The first recipients of the award are sophomore outfielders, roommates, and Missouri locals Ryan Cooper and Will Carter. The award is presented to players who not only exhibit athletic …

Last Negro Leagues umpire speaks at MCC-Maple Woods

It turns out that there are many things you can do after shooting your big toe off in the beach trenches of World War II, and becoming a pioneering umpire in the Negro Baseball Leagues is one of them. After being discharged from the military, Byron Motley spent his life loving baseball and proudly filling …

Youth sports take up residence at MCC-Maple Woods

MCC-Maple Woods is home to some pretty good athletics teams – the baseball team is an annual tournament contender with many regional and district championships behind its name, and the men’s and women’s soccer teams are becoming seasonal powerhouses as well, with the men’s team earning regional championship honors last year and the women going …

Royals host tryouts at MCC-Maple Woods

On one of the coolest days of the summer, the Kansas City Royals headed to the MCC-Maple Woods baseball field to host rising players from around the metro area looking for a way into the team’s system. Players as young as 15 lined up at their positions and showed their talents to Royals personnel, who …