Lumberjacks Miss the World Series by One Game

Jul 29th, 2015

After winning three pool-play games and the semi-final match in Lyons, Kansas, the Wayne County Lumberjacks, Missouri State Champs, fell short in the championship game vs Hopkins, Minnesota in the Midwest Plains Regional. Hopkins went on to Klamath Falls, Oregon, to represent the Midwest Plains in the Sr Babe World Series.  

Planet Baseball Falls to Czech Republic in First Game

Jun 23rd, 2015

The first game of the trip was cold, windy and rainy.It rained heavily during batting practice for over 20 minutes and several times there was a light rain during the game. By the 3th inning the rain was gone, but the wind and chill remained. The Czech Republic baseball team took the field with Martin Schneider on the mound. Snyder had recently pitched his team to…

Bears Take District Champ Honors – Roll To 22-1

May 22nd, 2015

It’s the second time in four years and only the second time in 29 years that the Greenville Bears have won their district title. Seniors Devon Duncan and Jacob Withrow have held that trophy both times. After a week of wet weather, the Bears’ players could be seen Wednesday evening and Thursday morning with leaf blowers, fans, shopvacs, rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows working hard to…

Ben Becker’s Latest Song: If You Love Me

May 21st, 2015

Written, performed and co-produced by Ben Becker. This song was recorded in The Walker Brother’s studio in Southeast Missouri with engineer and co-producer Coty Walker. The song is available on iTunes, gPlay, Amazon, as well as Spotify & Rhapsody. Support artists by buying music!

Bears Finish Regular Season 20-1

May 19th, 2015

2015 has been a great season, so far, for the Greenville Bears. Going into the district tournament with a 20-1 record is something no one would have predicted. The Bears sole loss was a 4-2 game against Class 4 Dexter Bearcats. The final regular season coaches poll was just released and the Bears remain at #2 in the state. Now the records go away and “state…

Bears Keep Winning – Bumped To #2 In The State

Apr 20th, 2015

The mid-April Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association rankings were released today (4/19) and Greenville Bears moved up two spots to the #2 rank in Class 2 baseball. Many will claim “rankings don’t mean anything” but those that do are usually not on the list. Rankings do mean something; with rankings come school pride, team excitement, bragging rights and a target on the back of…

Bears Continue To Dominate Their Opponents with 9-0 Record

Apr 12th, 2015

At the halfway point of April, the weather has kept the Bears off the field four games, but each of the other games have seen Bear victories. Remarkable pitching and strong bats continue to keep the Bears in the unbeaten column.  Two Bear pitchers, sophomore Trey McDaniel and junior Blakeney Kearbey, had their fastball clocked at 86 MPH this weekend by a PBR scout during…

Greenville Wins Season Opener Double Header

Mar 22nd, 2015

With Trey McDaniel taking the mound in game 1 against Mt View – Liberty, the state-ranked #4 Greenville Bears were in good hands in their season opener. McDaniel pitched a no-hitter striking out 14 batters and giving up 2 walks to take game 1 with a score of 4-0. Grant Miller doubled in 3 of the four runs in the 3rd inning when he came…

Prep Baseball Report – Greenville Bears at #4 Preseason

Mar 10th, 2015

On Saturday, PBR released their spring report on the state-ranked #4 Greenville Bears. From PBR: The Greenville Bears will open as the #4 team in the MHSBCA ranking, led by sophomore RHP Trey McDaniel.  McDaniel, at 5-foot-11 175-pound, has a max fastball velocity of 82 mph, but features nasty swing-and-miss slider.  In 2014, he earned All-State Honorable Mention awards along with senior OF/RHP Devin Duncan. …

Ben Selected for MVP Baseball Team for Triple Crown U.S. Championships

Mar 10th, 2015

Ben received an invitation earlier this month to play 1B/3B for MVP Baseball’s Team at the Triple Crown U.S. Championship in Glen Allen, Virginia, in late July 2015. Shortly after signing on with MVP Baseball, Ben received a call from Chad Kreuter. Coach Kreuter was head coach at USC for four years after a 16-year major league career. Coach K is now Director of Player Development…