Kirkwood Legion Baseball

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Starting up for a GREAT 2022: Updates from the Kirkwood Legion Baseball Director - Stu Vincent

We will be having our Winter Session this month:

- Our 2 Varsity teams will workout Saturday's in January and February from 2-4p at PowerPlex!

- Freshman and JV teams  will workout Monday's in January and February from 8-10p at PowerPlex!


Our sessions are designed to prepare all of our Kirkwood Legion players for their High School tryouts the first week of March!  We have sessions separated between our Varsity level teams and our JV & Freshman teams to maximize skill teaching and better coach to player ratios and maximizing workouts.


We will add Sundays from 12:30-2:30p the 3 weeks leading into HS tryouts to ensure our players are ready to roll!


Our Fall program was incredibly successful!

  • Varsity Tournament wins!
  • Varsity Fall League Champs!
  • JV Tournament wins!
  • JV Fall League Champs!
  • Freshman Tournament wins!
  • Freshman First place finish Fall League
  • Proud Partners with South Western Illinois College Head Coach Dave Garcia and Pitching and Catching Coach Jacob and fielding coach JB!
  • Weekly practices out of Kirkwood Athletic Association ... thanks Eric, Matt and all of KAA!


Our Fall 2021 and Summer 2022 tryouts have been extremely productive and we have many new, skilled players joining our organization.  We are excited to have you.  Please watch for our next tryouts this spring!  Contact Legion Director Stu Vincent with any questions ... 314-960-0397 or StuVincent22@gmail.com. 


While we anticipate an extremely high % of returning players, we will have limited roster spots for Summer 2022, so if interested in scheduling a tryout, please contact Legion Director Stu Vincent with interest ... please send your email to StuVincent22@gmail.com.


What a year 2021 has been.  A Varsity Legion League Championship, A Varsity trip to Missouri Legion Zone competition, a Freshman League championship and successful trip to the Legion Missouri state semi-finals and a JV 2nd place League and District Tournament finishes.  I am so proud of all of our teams, players and families for their patience, sportsmanship and commitment to our demanding schedule.  We conducted ourselves with strong adherence to Covid guidelines and our sportsmanship is exemplary ... all the while being extremely successful against very strong competition.  We continue to grow as an organization even during these challenging times.


It is time to switch our focus to this Winter!  

1) Winter Workouts starting Saturday January 8, 2022

2) Indoor Hitting with Coach Hack!

3) Indoor Fielding with Coach Dave!

4) Pitching Instruction with Coach Tim!

5) Catching Instruction with Coach Tom!


Thanks to all who helped the Kirkwood Legion Baseball Organization with an incredibly successful 2021 and another record setting 2020.  Special thanks to our Hitting Instructor, Steve Hacker, and our Pitching and Conditioning instructor Tim Brown and Jake!


While we began the summer re-conditioning, and competing with a GAME HEAVY schedule this summer, due to our recent COVID scare (with all tested Kirkwood players testing NEGATIVE), and had an AWESOME FALL!!!


Some of our changes:

  • Restricting players to only competing for OUR Kirkwood baseball organization
  • We will ask the opposing coach if any of his players have symptoms or have been in close contact with someone having the virus.
  • Social distancing in the dugout will be enforced as best possible.  Players will be asked to sit behind the dugout in the event we cannot adequately separate in the dugout.


Thanks to all for your continued adherence to these rules moving forward!


Best,


Stu

2019 Wrap-Up

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on the Kirkwood Legion Baseball Organization on winning THREE of the 6 possible District 10 plaques for the Summer 2019 season!

1)Freshman District 1o Regular Season (and undefeated!) Champions 

2) Freshman District 10 District Tournament Finalist 

3) JV  District 10 District Tournament Finalist and 2019 American Legion Zone qualifier!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE KIRKWOOD LEGION VARSITY TEAM for a great season and long run to the SEMI-Finals before bowing out to the eventual District Playoff Champs!


And additional congratulations to the Kirkwood Legion JV team as they qualified for the American Legion ZONE tournament this week at Yanks Field in Ste Genevieve ... with an unlucky draw, eventually lost to the Zone Tournament Finalists and Champions.


HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to the Kirkwood Freshman team on a PERFECT DISTRICT SEASON!


Fall Ball session updates:

Due to overwhelming response and interest, we had 3 teams participating in Fall teams:

- TWO 15/16u teams

- ONE 17/18u team ... CONGRATULATIONS ON WINNING THE FALL 2019 SESSION!!!


Final 2019 Summer results:


Varsity - 5th place District 10 finish but made the District Semi-Finals

Junior Varsity - 3rd place Summer 2019 District 10 finish and qualified for Zones!

Freshman - 1st place and undefeated Summer 2019 District 10 finish