Hoots Name Bailey Vuylsteke Manager for 2023 Season

New Hoots bench boss previously held same position with Quincy Gems in 2021 O’FALLON, Mo. – The O’Fallon Hoots, proud members of the Prospect League, announced the hiring of Bailey Vuylsteke as the team’s Manager for the 2023 summer season. Vuylsteke comes to O’Fallon after holding the same position for the Prospect League’s Quincy Gems…

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Niznik and Hoots Dominate in Home Finale

In front of a crowd of 2,329, Noah Niznik (SEMO) dominated on the mound and the Hoots (27-31) offense scored 10 runs en route to a 10-3 win over the Cape Catfish (26-32) at CarShield Field.  Niznik was filthy on the mound in O’Fallon’s final home game of the 2022 season. The lefty scattered four…

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Subbert Strikes Out Four in Hoots Defeat

The O’Fallon Hoots (26-30) entered play on Wednesday searching for back-to-back wins on home turf, following a thrilling 9-8 win over the Cape Catfish on Tuesday. With the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes in town for the final time, it was an opportunity for the Hoots to stay alive in the postseason race.  The game started well…

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Hoots Walk It Off to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

As the 2022 Prospect season comes to an end, the second playoff spot in the Prairie Land Division remains up for grabs. The O’Fallon Hoots (26-29) kept themselves in the conversation for that spot with a 9-8 walk-off win over the Cape Catfish (24-31). O’Fallon got the scoring started with a Logan Mantz (UMSL) sacrifice…

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Hoots Mercy Rule River Dragons in Eight

The O’Fallon Hoots (25-28) hosted Country Night at CarShield Field on Saturday evening. Sleeveless jerseys, country music, and a big crowd enjoyed the evening entertainment that featured one of the most impressive offensive performances the Hoots have seen this season.  The Hoots didn’t wait long to provide that offense. In the first inning, the Hoots…

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Two Hits for Clohisy and McCutcheon in Loss

Patrick Clohisy (SLU) had two hits including a home run, and Jake McCutcheon (Missouri State) added two hits of his own in 13-4 loss for the O’Fallon Hoots (23-28) Clohisy’s team-leading 10th home run went over the bullpen in the fourth inning. McCutcheon’s two hits were both hits, including a run-scoring single in the fifth. …

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Russo Providing Spark for Hoots Lineup

Every offense needs a spark plug to give it energy. For the Hoots, that spark plug in the second half has been Lindenwood product Ambrose Russo.  Russo played his first game for the Hoots on June 29, going 1-3 against the Quincy Gems. The California-native started his career at LA Harbor Community College, but found…

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Subbert Throws Three Perfect in Relief, Hoots Fall to REX Baseball

The O’Fallon Hoots (22-26) returned home on Monday evening for the first time in nine days. After the long road trip, the home crowd enjoyed Christmas in July night at the ballpark. With Santa Hats, Holiday Trivia, and REX Baseball on the menu, the Hoots looked to build on a comeback victory over the Quincy…

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St. Louis Native Niznik Settling In Nicely With Hoots

The opening day roster is rarely the roster a team ends the season with. Every summer, additions are made in an attempt to improve the team. For the Hoots, left-hander Noah Niznik was brought in mid-July and has found success as a starter.  When the SEMO product learned of an opening, he was excited to…

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Mantz Thriving Under Pressure As Pitcher and Hitter

Hitting a baseball is one of the hardest things to do in sports. Pitching is one of the hardest things to do in sports. Doing both at the same time? Very few can do that successfully. However, UMSL product Logan Mantz has found success both at the plate and the dish this season for the…

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