Parks Brothers Join Sliders for 2019 Season!
Ready for this? The Sliders have signed two pitchers, the Parks Brothers from St. Louis, MO. Rob and Michael both played at St. Mary’s High and now play for Lindenwood and Evansville University’s. Rob is a Junior and Michael is a Freshman and both are over 6’4”. During Michael’s Senior year, he went 3-0 with a 1.87 ERA in three playoff starts, including a complete game victory in the State Semifinals. Also, he was Archdiocesan Athletics Association, large-schools division, 2018 all-conference baseball: Player of the Year. This year Rob has more innings under his belt and has a 5.37 ERA with 3 wins. The more experience the better he keeps getting. The Sliders look forward to putting this Duo on the mound to help bring a championship this season.
UIS Tyler Horvath will play for Springfield Sliders this summer!
6 Foot 200 lb Pitcher Tyler Horvath from University of Springfield IL will be playing for the Sliders this summer. This Freshman is from Romeoville, IL. and attended Roveoville High School where he was an all-area and all-conference player. During his Junior year he struck out 63 batters, earned a 2.35 ERA and had a 1.23 WHIP in 48 innings. As a hitter he even had a .312 BA, 29 hits, 16 runs, 21 RBI's, and 3 Home Runs in 30 games. Also, during his Junior year he received All-Southwest Prairie Conference Team and Joliet Herald All-Third Team. During the summer he played club baseball with ESP Black. He will add another option for the Sliders from the Left side of the mound this summer and should help with the pitching rotation. This year with UIS he has a 3.78 ERA and helping the Prairie Stars continue moving forward in the DII Midwest Regional tournament, closing against Drury College for the win and moving on to play against the winner from the Midwest Regional tourney #1. They will be battling against either Ashland or Tiffin University. The Sliders look forward to having him throw for them this summer!
7 Footer Jared Beck from Heartland CC signs w/ Springfield Sliders
Another Heartland CC Freshman Jared Beck will be joining the Sliders this summer. Beck is a 7’0” 200 lb left handed pitcher from Davenport, Iowa where he attended Davenport North High School. With a couple of Championships under his belt, in 2017 he earned Preseason Underclass All-American Honorable Mention and 2018 earned Preseason All-American. His senior year he earned All-Conference First Team as a utility player and he played club baseball with the Iowa Select Royal. Perfect Game ranked him as #4 left handed pitcher in the State of Iowa. With his size hitters are not going to be able to see the ball until it is almost at the plate. The Springfield Sliders are excited for his dominant presence to be on the mound this summer.
PLTV Packages Announced
In advance of its 10th season, the Prospect League unveiled the logo for its newest way for fans to watch games and stay in touch with their favorite teams, Prospect League TV (PLTV).