Executive Director / Baseball Commissioner
Mark Hinsen, Director of Finance
Director of Fields & Facilities
Director of Rules & Officiating
Don "Gonzo" Gonzalez
Board Of Directors
President: Ric Lessmann
The St. Louis Metro Collegiate Instructional Baseball League consists of players between the ages of 19-22. We are proud that at least 90% of our players are attending college on athletic or academic scholarships.
In order to sharpen the skills of our players, provide better context for their performance and give ourselves a professional look, the Metro League exclusively uses wooden bats. We are a franchise of the NABF and will be sending a team to post-season play through the NABF.
The Metro Collegians Instructional League was formed by ex-professional baseball players, Major League Scouts, and area college and high school coaches with the intent to instruct boys at all age levels in the fundamentals of baseball. The League conducts baseball clinics throughout the year for coaches, boys, and girls in all age groups up to the age of 22.
If you are interested in playing in the St. Louis Metro Collegiate Instructional Baseball League, please contact any of the coaches directly. Many of the phone numbers are pagers or voicemail, so please leave a message and they will return your call!
1980 Metro League Champions, St. Charles Travelers. 1980 was the first year for a St. Charles team in the league. Red Jerseys, caps and stirrups with white pants. This photo was taken down the 3rd base line at C&H Ballpark, our home field.
That year the St. Charles Travelers'
record was 25 wins, 0 losses. They were pretty stacked with talent, and even had 4 players drafted from that team.
The Roster Line-up included:
Standing left to right: Mark Garret, Tim Ruesch, Gerry Pollard, Dave Schneider, Chuck Mueller, Dan Boxell, Steve Garrow, Kevin Schaefer, Jimmy Coons
Kneeling left to right: Steve Dunnahue, Kent Keiser, Phil Barringer, Steve Boland, Deron Thomas, Randy Tiefenthaler, Paul Rosburg, Chris Wilmes, Walter Ruesch (Manager)
Not pictured: Kevin Speckhals, Randy Meyer, Scott Eicholz, Mel Preiss, Norb Hemsath (Coach)
In 1980 there were 9 teams including, St. Charles Travelers, St. Louis Browns, West County Royals, North County Dodgers, South County Indians, St. Louis Cubs, Brentwood Yankees, Alton Optimists, and a team that was based in Braggadocio, MO at Don Kessinger’s baseball facilities. Every St. Louis area team would make one weekend trip to Braggacocio to play 3 games, the first of which counted for league play.
2013 St. Louis Dodgers win NABF National Championship!
Registration for the St. Louis Metro Collegiate Baseball League is by
invitation only. If you've been recruited to play for one of our teams,
please proceed and make certain that you are registering for the team/coach
that recruited you. If you're interested in playing with us, but have not
been invited, please feel free to directly contact our coaching staff.
Another St. Louis Metro Collegiate
makes it to the BIG LEAGUES.
Full Name: Thomas Kevin Layne
Born: November 2, 1984 in St. Louis, MO
Height: 6' 2''
College: Mount Olive
MLB Debut: August 14, 2012
Kyle Stanton and Chris Razo were awarded Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week honors, as announced Monday by the Valley offices in St. Louis, Mo. The honor is the second this season for Razo and the first for Stanton.
"We are very excited for Chris and Kyle to win these awards," head coach Mark Kingston said. "They are performing very well, and this recognition is much deserved."
Razo earned MVC Pitcher of the Week honors after firing his fourth complete-game of the season Friday night at Duffy Bass Field, as Illinois State defeated Creighton 9-2. The senior right-hander from Chillicothe, Ill., limited the Bluejays to two runs, one earned, on just two hits with eight strike outs. The complete-game gem, which was his third complete-game versus Valley opponents this season, improved Razo to 6-0 on the season and lowered his ERA to 1.21. With defeats this season over Missouri State and Indiana State, Razo has emerged as one of the premiere starting pitchers in the Valley.