Saturday, March 23, 2013
Rams beat Hancock 10-0 and McCluer 11-1 to start the season.
Editors' note: Meant to say Lex Kaplan, not Lex Drum. Mental lapse. There was a Lex Drum who played basketball at Mizzou many moons ago. The Ladue Rams are off to a 2-0 start to the season. Friday, Rob Ewald pitched a perfect gem, a five inning no hitter over Hancock 10-0 .The Rams went on a third inning five-run rampage, and added four more in the fifth to polish off the Tigers in a rule abbreviated game. The Rams host McCluer North today, weather permitting. On Sunday, you can come back and hear from the coaches and Ewald on Patch. On Thursday, the Rams brought out the heavy lumber to open the season. They beat the McCluer Comets, 11-1 in the home-opener. Rob Garrett’s Rams were rebuilding last year, and the 2013 model wants to build …
Monday, February 18, 2013
The 17-year teaching veteran addresses issues of getting ready for the upcoming season.
Rob Garrett, coach of the Ladue Rams baseball team, addresses how to prepare for the season, and how to get ready when the weather outside is frightful. Prep baseball will get underway with games the last week of March. We encourage our Patch readers to both suggest coaches they would like to see be interviewed, and to offer questions they would like answered.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Coaches Rob Garrett and Don Goble teach the fundamentals of the game.
Ladue's varsity baseball coach Rob Garrett had some news to announce. He was motivating three dozen youngsters at the Future Ram Basebsall camp at Jim Wolfe Field at Ladue High. "Guys, I've got news for you. William Piwina-Worms, one of our former stars just signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals." And further, "he was one of those guys who ran everywhere. He was always the first one out of the dugout." The kids wanted to know what was going on? One asked, "coach, how many of your players are playing professionally" "Three," Garrett said proudly, rattling off the other names. Then, it was back to work. That meant fundamental drills in throwing and catching a baseball; running the bases, making the plays in the field, …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Coaches Rob Garrett and Don Goble are experienced hands at teaching the game right.
Attention future Ladue High baseball prospects. This is your chance to learn from the best and to become the best at two Future Ram Baseball camps. The camp will be held exclusively on Jim Wolfe Field at Horton Watkins High School. The first camp is June 18-22, 9 a.m. to noon for students entering grades 3-5. The older campers, those entering grades 6-8 will have their session June 25-29, 9 a.m. to noon. The emphasis is on improving baseball skills while just having fun. Each camper will leave with a t-shirt marking the event. Registration is due immediately. The camp flyer is posted on this page.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Jason Sandler pitched a complete game in the 6-2 Ram victory Wednesday at John Burroughs.
Ladue pitcher Jason Sandler lost his shutout but not the game Wednesday afternoon at John Burroughs. The senior southpaw blanked the Bombers through 6 2/3 innings. Ladue, which had played brilliant defense, had a couple of miscues which resulted in a pair of Bomber runs. It was too little and too late as Ladue snapped a two-game losing streak in the 6-2 victory. "Sure, I would have liked the shutout," Sandler said. "But I am definitely satisfied with the win." The Rams scored a pair of runs in the second inning on a bases loaded walk and an infield hit. They added three in the third as Rob Ewald, who had drawn the bases loaded walk in the second, found himself at the plate in a similar situation. This time there was no chance of a walk as …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Gannon recorded 13 strike outs against 15 batters in 20-0 win.
Hands down, this was the No. 1 story in Ladue this past week. Fifteen batters went to the plate and Ladue hurler Greg Gannon did not allow one single batter to reach first base. One more time: History was made Wednesday afternoon on the West Campus home-field of the Ladue Rams baseball team. Greg Gannon, rangy right-hander threw the first perfect game in 58-year history of Ladue baseball. “Ladue has had a lot of no hitters, but this is the first recorded perfect game,” said Rams coach Rob Garrett. Gannon was spectacular on the mound, whiffing 13 of 15 Jennings batters in a train-wreck 20-0 victory. The Rams improved to 6-2 and host Priory Thursday. Gannon faced the limit of 15 batters over 5 innings. Only 2 of 15 Jennings batters even got …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Rams knock Junior Billikens from the unbeaten ranks.
Ladue had just beaten St. Louis U. High in baseball again, but most everybody around the new West Campus field (former grounds of Westminster Christian Academy) couldn’t remember when. It probably happened in the Jim Wolfe era who was in attendance, taking in the game. The Rams opened up the 2012 season with a narrow 7-6 win in the opening round of the Ritenour tournament Saturday. The lush diamond was splashed with glorious sunlight, and a large group of fans on both sides pulled up lawn chairs and took in the action. The Rams did not disappoint. This team is loaded with talented juniors and seniors who figure to be a playoff bound team this May. Get the Ladue-Frontenac Patch in your email every morning. Moments after John Cline grabbed a…
Monday, May 9, 2011
The Rams score four runs in the fifth inning in a 7-6 victory.
Ladue baseball coach Rob Garrett gathered his team in front of the dugout before the start of the bottom of the fifth inning Monday. The Rams trailed University City 4-3 at the time. The words must have worked as Ladue scored four in the fifth and held on for a 7-6 victory. "I didn't feel like we were playing our game," Garrett said. "We seemed to be sluggish and lackadaisical. I told them to show some pride." Ladue did just that as it came out aggressively in the fifth inning with their first three of five hits coming on the first pitch off Lion southpaw Will Evans. "Coach told us that it looked like they really wanted the game and that we had to step it up," Ladue center fielder Lex Kaplan said. Kaplan was the one player who had stepped …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Ronald Almost Stole the Show. Ladue Shutouts Rival Clayton 5-0
Last week, Ladue shut out the Clayton Greyhounds 5-0 in high school baseball. This day was sponsored by the Ladue-Frontenac Patch and the Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch. Ronald McDonald himself threw out the first pitch and almost stole the show. The day turned out to be glorious weather wise with rain before and after the game. The game was in part a benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities. Noodles & Co. came and grilled their sample products and the samples were mostly tasted by students who made generous donations to the charity. Everyone went home a winner. Katelyn Garrett, five-year-old daughter of the Ladue coach Rob Garrett was the proud winner of a child's bike in a random drawing. Patch and RMDH charities had other get drawing…
The Rams pound out seven extra base hits in a 7-3 victory Thursday.
The Ladue-Westminster Christian baseball game Thursday featured two teams with only four combined losses. It also included some rain, a lightning delay, more rain, a rainbow and quite a power display by the Rams. Ladue had seven extra base hits in a 7-3 victory. "This is what I expect from my guys," Ladue coach Rob Garrett said. "The guys were really anxious to finally play a game. They were tired of being indoors." Ladue had not played in eight days because of the weather and it appeared at times that the Rams would not get in Thursday's game, especially with the 20-minute lightning delay in the top of third inning. Westminster, on the strength of two unearned runs in the first inning, led 2-1 at the time and had Tate Matheny on second …