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J.D. Mundt earns First Team All-State Honors

JD Mundt 1st team ALL STATE

J.D. Mundt has been named to the All-State First Team by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association.

Mundt had a great season at the plate hitting .312 and putting up a .452 on-base percentage. He was a nightmare for pitchers, but Mundt really shined on the mound himself. J.D. finished the season with a 7-0 record in 9 games pitched. He had 35 strikeouts while only allowing 34 hits, posting an ERA of 0.98 and a team-best WHIP of 0.74.

Mundt will continue his baseball career at the University of Louisville, next year where he will join 2014 First Team All-State selection and Former Tiger Austin Clemons.

Austin Clemons Out For Season

Austin Clemons is committed to the University of Louisville to play next year | WSTX Sports File Photo

Austin Clemons is committed to the University of Louisville to play next year | WSTX Sports File Photo

Despite the Tigers defeating Eastern 5-3 in an important mid-season game, the Tiger Baseball team got word afterwards that will drastically change how they approach the season.  Clemons has been the heart and soul of the Tigers’ team this season and most of last as well.  He has contributed both on and off the field as a true leader and will be missed by every member of the Tiger Sports family the rest of the season.  Sources have reported that he hurt it during warm-ups on Sunday, but played through it until it was known that it was a torn ACL. LouisvilleCatholicSports.com spoke with Coach Porta about the huge loss to the team last night:

“Its official now, Austin has a torn ACL,” St. X head coach Andy Porta said. “His career at St. X is over. He’s going to have surgery Thursday, and that’s what I just got done telling the kids. It’s tough, but we aren’t finished. This is the deepest team that we have had since I’ve been coaching. I truly mean that, and while we wish Austin was healthy, it’s time for everybody to step up and play for the name on the front of our jerseys and play for Austin and for each other.”

The Tigers get back in action here shortly against the DeSales Colts without Clemons.  It will be tough for the team and the coaches, but like Coach Porta said, They aren’t finished yet!

Win For Austin!

Tiger Baseball Primed for another Stellar Season

This year's Baseball Tigers are ready to head back to Lexington. Photo by Jacob Hayslip

This year’s Baseball Tigers are ready to head back to Lexington | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

Saint Xavier Baseball finished an outstanding 2012-2013 season with a school record 34 victories and a second consecutive regional championship.  Its season ended with a loss to eventual state champion Pleasure Ridge Park, but the Tigers are once again chomping at the bit to begin another run bound for Lexington. Read the rest of this entry

Prep Baseball Report 2014 Player Rankings

Austin Clemons is committed to the University of Louisville to play next year | WSTX Sports File Photo

Austin Clemons is committed to the University of Louisville to play next year | WSTX Sports File Photo

Tiger Baseball standout Austin Clemons was ranked the No. 6 best player in the state of Kentucky by Prep Baseball Report in their 2014 Player Rankings that were released yesterday.  The 6’2″ 200 lbs. utility player has moved around and played different positions during his time with Tiger Baseball and was listed by PBR as a Third Basemen, but Austin will also play some Catcher and Second Base during parts of this season.  The entire 2014 Player Rankings can be found here.

Opening Day for Austin and Tiger Baseball is March 14th vs. Bethlehem High School at Mueller Field.

[Updated 2014 Player Rankings]

Tiger Sports’ Top 5 Moments of 2013: Austin Clemons and Tiger Baseball’s Walk Off State Tournament Victory over Logan County takes Number 5

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It was an exciting season for Saint Xavier Baseball this past season, and for WSTX Sports’ top five moments of Tiger Sports in 2013, we are winding back the clock. Coming in at number five: The Tigers’ thrilling victory over the Logan County Cougars in the 2012-2013 KHSAA Baseball State Tournament.

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