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Baseball Kahoks land four on All-Conference teams

By   /  July 11, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

Four Collinsville High School baseball players earned a spot in five positions on the 2014 Southwestern Conference All-Conference teams. Toronto Blue Jays draftee and Mizzou recruit Tanner Houck was the lone first-teamer, earning the honor as a pitcher. The 6-foot-5 right-hander was named third-team All-Conference as a first baseman. Shortstop Grant Bauer was named to […]

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Metro Independent Athlete of the Week: Tanner Houck, Toronto Blue Jays draftee

By   /  June 7, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Tanner Houck / Photo by Roger Starkey

By John Layton and Roger Starkey What a way to celebrate a graduation party. Tanner Houck, the 17-year-old ace of the Collinsville High School pitching staff was celebrating his high school graduation party when he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday. Getting drafted fulfilled a dream he’s had since before he was even […]

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Houck to get another crack at Busch Stadium mound

By   /  June 2, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Tanner Houck / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville ace and University of Missouri recruit Tanner Houck will get at least one more opportunity to pitch from the mound he hopes to one day visit regularly as a Major League player. He and 52 other high school all-stars will take part in the fifth annual PNC Bank High School Baseball Showcase, to be held […]

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Kahoks’ season ends with 2-1 Regional loss to Belleville East in 11 innings

By   /  May 29, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Grant Bauer tagged out at the plate / Photo by John Layton

Sometimes, one can be a big number. It is the number of runs the Collinsville High School baseball team lost by in its first-round Regional game against Belleville East Thursday evening. It is the number of runs the Kahoks scored in the 11-inning 2-1 loss. It is the number of runs they led by from […]

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Baseball Preview: Kahoks v. Lancers; winner to face West, which shocked O’Fallon

By   /  May 29, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Grant Bauer slides home safely, as Kyle Reeves notes / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville High School baseball team will play Belleville East in the first game of the 2014 Regional Thursday, May 29, at 4 p.m. at Belleville East High School. The Kahoks, who finished the regular season 19-15 overall and 8-6 in the Southwestern Conference, split two games with the Lancers this year. Each team on its own field. Collinsville won […]

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Kahoks baseball loses regular season finale

By   /  May 24, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

The Kahoks started their regular season finale with a bang, but fell 10-4 to Jersey Community High School. In the top of the first inning, Zach Mathes hit a two-run home run, scoring Grant Bauer, who had singled. Jerseyville scored a run in the bottom of the inning to make the score 2-1 CHS (19-15) […]

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Houck tosses no hitter, collects three hits in Kahoks victory

By   /  May 23, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Houck delivers against Carbondale / photo by John Layton

Collinsville’s senior ace Tanner Houck threw a no-hitter against Carbondale Thursday afternoon, and the Kahoks beat the Terriers 3-2. Houck was 3-for-3 at the plate, drove in two runs and scored the game-winning run. He threw a complete game, struck out seven, walked two and hit two others. The senior right hander is now 6-3 on […]

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Baseball Kahoks drop second straight conference game, lose 5-2 to Edwardsville

By   /  May 21, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville High School baseball team (18-14 overall, 8-6 Southwestern Conference) fell 5-2 to Edwardsville Tuesday afternoon. The Tigers (27-6 overall, 11-3 SWC) started the scoring early as the second batter, Austin Werner, hit a double that drove in Collin Clayton from first base. Brock Weimer flew out to right for the first out of […]

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Baseball Kahoks lose 4-3 in extras to Belleville East

By   /  May 19, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

In a preview of a Regional match-up scheduled just over a week away, the Collinsville and Belleville East high school baseball teams played their final regular season matchup. The game went to extra innings before Collinsville (18-13 overall, 8-5 Southwestern Conference) lost 4-3 in the eighth inning in Belleville. The Kahoks’ runs came not with […]

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Baseball Kahoks defeat Peoria Richwoods 8-7 at Busch Stadium

By   /  May 19, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Matthew Cook takes the field at Busch Stadium / Photo by John Layton

The game between the Collinsville High School baseball team and Peoria Richwoods Sunday, May 18, was notable because the Kahoks had a chance to win their third game in a row. But, perhaps most notably, the game was played at Busch Stadium. Under the lights at the home of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Kahoks […]

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Reeves and Peskar a winning combination for a fifth time

By   /  May 16, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Aaron Peskar / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville defeated Granite City 7-2 Thursday in Southwestern Conference baseball action at Granite City. Zach Mathes started on the bump for the Kahoks (17-12, 8-4 SWC) and pitched four innings, before yielding to Kyle Reeves, who finished the game and earned his fifth win. Reeves (5-2) is now tied with Tanner Houck (5-3) for the […]

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Regional match-up for Kahoks baseball announced

By   /  May 14, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville High School baseball team, the No. 2 seed in the Belleville East regional, will play No. 3 seed Belleville East at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 29. In the regular season, the Kahoks beat Belleville East 5-4 on April 17. The two teams are scheduled to play again Monday, May 19, at 4:30 p.m. in Belleville.

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Houck and the Kahoks roll over Nashville

By   /  May 13, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  1 Comment

Tanner Houck pitches against Nashville / Photo by John Layton

Tanner Houck pitched his third consecutive complete game for Collinsville Monday afternoon at Fletcher Field, but this time he gave up more than just one hit. Houck worked his way out of his only major jam to lead the Kahoks (16-12) to a 7-1 non-conference victory over Nashville. Collinsville Head Coach Pete Trapp said Houck […]

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Baseball Kahoks have three-game win streak snapped

By   /  May 11, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Aaron Peskar / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville’s modest three-game win streak ended Saturday afternoon at the hands of Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin, one of the better teams in the state. The Kahoks (15-12) lost both ends of the double header to the Cyclones (25-2). Game one went to the home team 3-2 and the second game 9-4. Collinsville starter Kyle Reeves held […]

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Baseball Kahoks feast on East St. Louis pitching

By   /  May 9, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

Hungry to generate offense, Collinsville found a perfect partner in the East St. Louis pitching staff Thursday afternoon in East St. Louis. After averaging 2.33 runs over their previous 12 games, the Kahoks (15-10, 7-4 Southwestern Conference) put 20 on the board against the Flyers (2-11, 0-11 SWC), including eight in the first inning. Collinsville […]

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Mathes gets game winner, again, for Kahoks, Houck cruises, again

By   /  May 8, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Tanner Houck / Photo by Roger Starkey

Zack Mathes drove in the deciding run for the second straight day as the Kahoks defeated Piasa Southwestern 3-0 Wednesday in non-conference play. Mathes’ sixth-inning, two-out single to score Aaron Peskar was all the run support Collinsville ace Tanner Houck needed. In front of five professional scouts, Houck threw a complete game one-hitter, striking out […]

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Baseball Kahoks get another final inning victory over Alton

By   /  May 7, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Kyle Reeves scores the winning run against Alton on May 6, 2014 / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville has faced Alton ace Bryan Hudson twice this season. They have scored zero earned runs against the lanky lefty in 14 innings, struck out 19 times and have beaten him twice. A two-out, seventh inning rally Tuesday afternoon gave the Kahoks (13-10, 6-4 Southwestern Conference) a 2-1 victory over Alton (16-12, 3-7 SWC). It […]

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Baseball Kahoks lose a pair at home to Highland

By   /  May 4, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Jacob Grzywacz / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville High School baseball team’s struggles against non-conference opponents continued Saturday when they lost both ends of a double header to Highland at Arthur Fletcher Field. The Kahoks raced out of the gate to a 6-0 record in 2014, all against non-conference opponents. However, since the Southwestern Conference season began, Collinsville has limped to […]

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Four-run fifth dooms baseball Kahoks

By   /  May 2, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Kyle Reeves pitches to Dylan McEwen while an O'Fallon player prepares to bunt / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville High School pitcher Kyle Reeves was having another fine outing Thursday, until consecutive fifth inning errors were committed behind him. The errors opened the floodgate to a four-run inning that led to O’Fallon’s 5-0 Southwestern Conference victory. The Panthers (8-1, 20-2 SWC conference) reached base in the fifth on a one-out walk. After runners […]

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Houck dominates, Kahoks shut out West in consecutive games

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Tanner Houck / Photo by Roger Starkey

Tanner Houck faced one batter over the minimum Tuesday afternoon, firing only 78 pitches in a complete game, 7-0 shutout of Belleville West in Southwestern Conference play at Fletcher Field. Houck struck out nine Maroons, walked one and surrendered only one hit. He was backed by errorless defense and a diving catch by Aaron Peskar […]

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