MRH baseball coach Jonathan Webb with pitcher Zech Biship.

MRH pitcher closes at Busch Stadium in all-star game

Maplewood Richmond Heights senior pitcher, Zech Biship capped off a district-winning season, pitching the last innings for his team in the Delta Dental High School All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on June 25. MRH coach, Jonathan Webb, said Biship was scheduled to pitch the last three innings of the nine-inning game, and ended up going into the tenth. He said it was a great honor for Biship and well-deserved. “He certainly performed, I would say, better than any other pitcher for either team that day,” Webb said. “He got stretched out a little bit, going nearly four innings.

First team all-stars Zech Bishop, Chris Tronicek and Dan Williams (left to right) after the district game.

All-conference for MRH baseball players

Maplewood Richmond Heights baseball won the Class 3 District 4 baseball championship for the second year in a row this year, beating Brentwood in the final both years. Now six Blue Devils have been named to all-conference teams, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Suburban Central, American division, 2015 all-conference baseball:

First Team

Pitcher, Zech Biship, sr., 3.03 ERA, record: 2-3
Catcher, Dan Williams, sr., .522 ave. Short stop, Chris Tronicek, jr. .420 ave.

MRH pitcher being recruited, named athlete of the week

Maplewood Richmond Heights senior pitcher Zech Biship has been awarded an extra honor for his pitching performance in the district final against Brentwood on Saturday. Biship threw a no-hitter to win the Class 3 District 4 championship over rival Brentwood 4-1, and has been named a St. Louis Post-Dispatch Athlete of the Week for the effort. Biship struck out 10, walked three and threw only 64 pitches in the first six innings. He retired 16 Brentwood batters in a row between the first and sixth inning.

MRH’s Biship no-hits Brentwood; Blue Devils win districts second year running

For the second year in a row, Maplewood Richmond Heights beat Brentwood for the Class 3 District 4 baseball championship. Last year’s championship was the first for MRH since 1963, now Coach Jonathan Webb will have returning players who have done it twice. Senior Zech Biship, who relieved in last year’s district final, pitched a complete game Saturday afternoon at Heine Meine Field in Lemay, dominating the Eagles with a no-hit, 10-strikeout performance, and a 4-1 win. See also: MRH baseball takes Districts over Brentwood: been a while

“He’s been everything we hoped he could be today,” Webb said. “It takes a lot for a kid to face your rival in a district title game like this—and throw a no-hitter?

Eagles’ Bradley Jones featured, Districts next week

Brentwood senior infielder/pitcher, Bradley Jones led the Eagles to a 4-0 week in the beginning of the month, going 6-for-12 with a home run, two doubles, five RBI and eight runs scored, earning the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Athlete of the Week award. He also pitched 6 1-3 innings, allowing just two hits and one earned run, while striking out 12, improving his record to 5-0, according to the Post-Dispatch. See the full article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

MRH junior is named Athlete of the Week

In three wins last week, Maplewood Richmond Heights junior Chris Tronicek, went 7-for-11 with two home runs, 10 RBI and seven runs scored, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and was named the paper’s Athlete of the Week. Tronicek was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI against Berkeley. He also struck out 12 batters in five innings on the mound and got the win. He went big against University City, going 2-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI in an 11-9 MRH win.