Rock-A-Chaws Finish Second in Class 3A
The Rocks ended their season with a 22-14 overall record after losing to the Amory Panthers in the Class 3-A state championship series two games to one. As a result, the Rocks finished second in the state. The Rock-A-Chaws finished with a 22-14 overall record including an 8-2 district record.
Rock-A-Chaws Win South State Title
The Rock-A-Chaws swept a pair of games against the Clarkdale Bulldogs to claim the South State championship and earn a berth in the Class 3A state championship series at Trustmark Park in Pearl. The sweep put the Rocks in the state finals on the diamond for the third time since 2010.
Four Rock-A-Chaws Sign National Letters of Intent
This season, the Rock-A-Chaws were led by Senior outfielder Seth Farni, who has committed to Ole Miss. Additionally, seniors Hill Gainey and Hugh LeMasters committed to East Mississippi Community College, while Kyle Stegall committed to Pearl River Community College.
Seth Farni Wins Power Showcase Home Run Derby
Saint Stanislaus Junior Seth Farni won the Power Showcase Amateur Home Run Derby in Miami, Florida with 27 home runs. His 27 home runs also broke the previous record of 25 home runs in a round. The Power Showcase is an opportunity for top amateur power hitters from 27 countries around the world to showcase their skill-sets in front of the best baseball evaluators in a major league stadium. Baseball stars Kris Bryant and Bryce Harper have previously competed in the derby.
Brandon Rhodes, senior pitcher and first baseman, signs National Letter of Intent to play baseball for Jones County Junior College
Cole Fletcher, senior pitcher and shortstop, signs National Letter of Intent to play for Pearl River Community College
Saint Stanislaus captures the Division 4A Title
The title is the sixth one since 2010.
Jacob Lindgren (SSC ’11) is drafted in the second round of the MLB draft by the New York Yankees.
Lindgren made his MLB debut on May 25, 2015 with the Yankees. On December 4, 2016, Lindgren signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves. He missed the 2017 and 2018 seasons while recovering from Tommy John surgery. On January 5, 2019, Lindgren signed a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox.
Saint Stanislaus captures the Class 4A State Championship
Saint Stanislaus wins the class 4A State Championship
Jay Atrigues Sets Single-Season Batting Average of .535
Saint Stanislaus Sends Two Players to Major Leagues
Eddie Moore graduated from Saint Stanislaus and played with the 1925 championship Pittsburgh team and Zeke Bonura (1934-1940) played with Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators, and the New York Giants.
Baseball Team WinS Championship of South
Saint Stanislaus Athletic Teams Become Known as the Rock-A-Chaws
Credit for coining the title belongs to Brother Macarius Pierce, SSC principal, who organized a Rooters Club in 1916 to cheer for the team. With a few years, the name Rock-A-Chaws was used for all SSC athletes, and the Rock-A-Chaw became the school mascot.
Rock-A-Chaw comes from an old Choctaw word meaning devil grass, and it refers to the pesky little sand burrs that abounded on campus before the lawns were cultivated. For years students consistently removed the cockleburs from their playing fields, where the prolific prickly weeds sprung up naturally in the sandy soil that was ideal for them.
Saint Stanislaus Changes School Colors to Red and Black
As organized school sports developed, team players began wearing uniforms depicting the school colors. The former colors of pink and grey were not considered manly, and the school changed its colors to red and black.
Forster Commagere Hired as First Full-Time Coach
A local paper reported, “No prep-school has ever compiled in these parts what Saint Stanislaus did in 1915-1916. This was SSC’s first year in athletics, and they won hands down the South Championship in baseball and basketball and defeated with ease every school in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama”.
Baseball Grandstands Opened – Seats 1,000 Fans
Brother Isidore Balmadier arranged with some local groups in 1914 to construct grandstands in Saint Stanislaus’s College Park to seat 1,000 spectators in exchange for letting the local clubs use the field upon request.
Saint Stanislaus Baseball Champions
The Saint Stanislaus baseball team was the undefeated champion of the prep schools of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
Interscholastic Baseball Competition Begins
Student athletes organized the Saint Stanislaus Athletic Association in order to play baseball against outside teams. They chose as their colors pink and green. There were no organized leagues, so games were played by challenge and invitation. Players also invited their lady friends to view the games and to wear the special team colors, which were chosen with them in mind. Saint Stanislaus fans wore pink and green.
In the1890s, as the faculty and student body grew in numbers, student activities started to develop. Baseball quickly became a favorite among the students, and the school organized its first baseball team in 1896.