May 4, 2016

Spartans Roll Over STM, Parker Tops Career Record

Purdue baseball recruit Dalton Parker
With the intensity of Zeus in his eyes, Dalton Parker prepares unleash a bolt of leather lightning over the plate during St. Joseph-Ogden's home baseball game against St. Thomas More. The Spartans clenched the Okaw Valley Conference title and won their Senior Day contest with a 11-0 victory after five innings over STM. Parker, bound for the Purdue University baseball program in August, struck out 12 batters in a four-hit shutout to leap to the SJO baseball program’s all-time leader in pitching wins at 21.

Aaron Schluter
Senior Aaron Schluter looks the ball into his glove while playing first base for the Spartans. See more photos from the game and the pre-game Senior Day recognition festivities here: SJO vs STM baseball gallery.

Nick Freuhling
St. Thomas More's Nick Freuhling, who would eventually be left stranded on base, puts the ball in play for the Sabers.

STM junior David Taylor
David Taylor concentrates on throwing a hard pitch at a Spartan batter.

The best hug of the day
While his father looks on, senior Aaron Schluter hugs his mother during the pre-game Senior Day introductions of players and parents.

See more photos in the PhotoNews archives here.

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