March 30, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Spartans take on the Hilltoppers at Busch Stadium

With lot of game cancellations due to persistent rain showers in the forecast and soggy fields everywhere, it leaves plenty of time to take a moment to look back in the PhotoNews archive and add some new images to our online gallery.

A little more than nine years ago, St. Joseph-Ogden and Schlarman Academy scheduled a regular season baseball game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis where players could enjoy the experience of playing in a Major League setting. While the athletes and fans were enjoying a beautiful April day making memories, the PhotoNews was the making images to relive on days like today.

With more than 160 images in the gallery re-posted today in the PhotoNews Stacks, below is are ten of the editor's favorite pics from the day. Follow this link to see the complete gallery here: St. Joseph-Ogden at Busch Stadium.

Brad Allen and Schlarman Jason Woodworth share a lighthearted moment before their game.

SJO head coach Brad Allen and Schlarman head coach Jason Woodworth share a light moment in the tunnels of Busch Stadium before taking the field against each in their regular season baseball game.


Schlarman pitcher Matt Chamberlain

Schlarman pitcher Matt Chamberlain fires a heater from the MLB mound of Busch Stadium at a St. Joseph-Ogden batter waiting at the plate. The Hilltoppers defeated the Spartans in exciting 19-11 battle on April 5, 2008.


Tyler Johnson puts the ball in play

St. Joseph-Ogden slugger Tyler Johnson puts the ball in play in SJO's non-conference baseball game against Schlarman Academy.


The bus ride there

SJO fans heading to watch the Spartans and the Hilltoppers baseball game at Busch Stadium watch movies on the way down to Busch Stadium.


Cameron Welch sends the ball deep

Cameron Welch sends the ball deep on a shot that put him on base for the Spartans early in the game against Schlarman. See more photos here . . .



While watching the Cardinals play on the field below SJO's Dana Pyburn enjoys a ballpark favorite, Cracker Jacks. Pyburn and his St. Joseph-Ogden teammates later took the field squaring off against the Hilltoppers of Schlarman Academy.



Spartan three-sport athlete Zach Becker displays perfect pitching form while hurling smoke over the plate at Hilltoppers batters.


Spartans' Kyle Swisher puts a no-glare strips

Spartans' Kyle Swisher puts a no-glare strips under the eyes of teammate Drew Artega. The two JV players were getting ready for St. Joseph-Ogden's baseball game against Schlarman Academy.


Hannah Hogan and Morgan Davis share a couple of great smiles

SJO track athletes and cheerleaders Hannah Hogan and Morgan Davis share a couple of great smiles in the warm sunlight pouring into the stands at the stadium.



Spartans' Eli Marlow holds a runner on first base, ready to make a throw to second if needed in SJO's game against the Hilltoppers. St. Joseph-Ogden fell to Schlarman 19-11 at their game Saturday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo.. See more photos here . . .



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