Brown was presented the award on April 18 at the Hall-of-Fame Banquet held at the Westport Sheraton Chalet Hotel.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Griffins third baseman Matt Brown and catcher Jack Klages will be playing college baseball next year in the SEC.
Two Vianney baseball players will take their talents to the SEC next spring where they will cotinue their atheltic careers in college. Griffins third baseman Matt Brown and catcher Jack Klages signed National Letters of Intent Wednesday morning in the Leadership Center at St. John Vianney High School. Brown, a four-year varsity starter who spent his first year at CBC as the third baseman for the school's state championship team, signed with the University of Arkansas. Klages, a three-year varsity starter, signed with the University of Missouri. Want to share high school athletic news with neighbors? Post an Accomplishment Announcement. Got high school sports photos sitting on your desktop or camera? Upload them to our Pics&Clips gallery. …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Jake Walters was named a Rising Stars finalist at this year's 39th annual St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame inductions.
It might have felt like the Sheraton Westport Chalet was something like a field of dreams Thursday night in Maryland Heights. For one night, people of all ages came together to honor the past, present and baseball future during ceremonies for the 39th annual St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame inductions, which also included the presentation of the first Jack Buck Media Award, the Bob Broeg Award and the Bob Burnes Award. Also honored were local finalists for the Hall's Future Stars Award. Among those honored was Vianney High School's Jake Walters who was named a Rising Stars finalist. Walters is a leader of the top-ranked club and will play at Austin Peay in college. Also honored was Robert White who led the Meramec Community Collge …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Vianney first baseman Ryan Barnes and outfielder Ryan Snyder are part of the High School Baseball Showcase.
As the area’s top baseball players stepped onto the field at Busch Stadium for the High School Baseball Showcase, plenty of boyhood dreams came true. For Brett Graves Monday afternoon's game was also a taste of what could be an everyday occurrence. The recent Francis Howell graduate who was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals. “It’s fun to think about playing at Busch someday,” Graves said. “Even if I wasn’t drafted by the Cardinals, I would still be really happy to be here. But the fact that I could be back here in a few years makes it that much more special. I’ve been to a million games since I was a little kid, and this is definitely a dream come true.” Graves and the Missouri All-Stars defeated the Illinois All-Stars, 8-3, in front of a…
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Vianney seniors Ryan Snyder and Ryan Barnes will play in the High School Baseball Showcase at Busch Stadium.
Fifty of the top senior baseball players in the metropolitan area will get a chance of a lifetime on Monday as they will get to compete at Busch Stadium during the Second Annual PNC Bank High School Baseball Showcase. The event, which will pit the Missouri All Stars against the Illinois All Stars, will be played at 1:15 p.m. The game will be preceded by a home-run hitting contest and a skills competition at 10 a.m. Former Cardinals players Mike Matheny and John Mabry will once again manage the teams. "Last year's event was a huge success and I'm excited to bring the High School Showcase back to Busch Stadium for the second year," said Matheny, whose son Tate was a key member of the Class 3 state champion Westminster Christian Academy team…
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Vianney has to settle for a third-place finish in the Class 4 state semifinals at Meador Park in Springfield, Mo.
Even though its mighty offense was spectacular in two games, Vianney had to settle for a third-place finish in the Class 4 state semifinals this weekend at Meador Park in Springfield, Mo. The Golden Griffins will not soon forget the events from Friday night as Vianney tangled with Francis Howell in an instant prep classic featuring a relentless string of clutch hits—and runs. In the Class 4 semifinal matchup, Francis Howell outslugged Vianney, 14-13. The Vikings (32-3) went on to claim the state crown on Saturday evening with a 10-5 victory over Liberty. The Griffins, who had won 12 of their past 13 games before Friday’s defeat, managed to collect themselves and snare the third-place trophy with an 11-8 victory over Ozark (22-7) on …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
First-year coach Scott Brown has led Vianney to a 25-8 mark, including 12 wins in its past 13 games.
If Vianney brings home a state championship this weekend, it will likely be a result of the Golden Griffins overwhelming their opponents with offense. First-year coach Scott Brown has led Vianney to a 25-8 mark, including 12 wins in its past 13 games. The Griffins will play Francis Howell (30-3) at 10 a.m. on Friday at Meador Park in Springfield, Mo. in the Class 4 state semifinals. Vianney is returning to the final four for the first time since its 2006 title season. The Griffins are averaging a robust nine runs per game. Pacing the attack is senior center fielder Ryan Snyder and his team-leading .520 batting average and 51 hits, including eight home runs. Snyder has 40 RBI, second only to senior first baseman Ryan Barnes’ 41. Barnes is …
Friday, May 13, 2011
CBC is the defending Class 4 state baseball champion, while Parkway South may be the 2011 favorite.
The thrilling baseball postseason kicks off this weekend, and Vianney is hoping that it can ride its late-season momentum to a district championship. District 3 features Vianney and Lindbergh as the top two teams in the bracket. Vianney (20-8, 4-4) turned it up a notch after an April 28 loss to DeSmet, which was their fifth straight defeat. The Griffins put together a seven-game winning streak before losing to undefeated SLUH, 4-3, in the final game of the regular season. “We’ve got to learn from this game because now we’re getting down to do or die,” coach Scott Brown said after losing to SLUH. “You can’t be sitting there after the game thinking that we should have done something different, because now you’re going to go home for the …
Vianney loses to Saint Louis University High, 4-3, in a high-powered Metro Catholic Conference matchup.
If there was one game that the Vianney Golden Griffins wanted to win this season, it was Wednesday night’s Metro Catholic Conference game against undefeated Saint Louis University High. The Golden Griffins (20-8, 4-4 MCC) gave the Jr. Billikens (20-0, 6-0 MCC) everything they could handle as SLUH stayed unbeaten with a 4-3 win at Vianney. “I thought that SLUH had more quality at-bats than we did today,” Vianney head coach Scott Brown said. “We had 16 balls that were either strikeouts or they were hit up into the air. So, really, only five of their outs they really had to work on. But I thought that SLUH worked the count and really battled to get the job done.” SLUH starting pitcher Mitch Klug was solid in seven innings pitched as he gave …