About the Patriots.......

The St. Louis Patriots Home School Baseball team was founded in 2006 by two fathers: Mike Petzoldt and Tom McKnight. They recognized that high school level baseball wasn't readily available to homeschool students during the spring.  A desire to give these students the opportunity to play competitive spring baseball, lead them to the founding of the Patriots.  During that inaugural season, they played just two games, but the following year, they were able to increase their schedule to 10 games.  Today, that team has grown into an organization that includes varsity, junior varsity, freshmen, 8th grade and 7th grade homeschool teams, along with multiple summer teams.

 

In 2013, the Patriots became an affiliated home school program with MSHSAA,  which gave us the ability to compete against local private and public schools in regular season games. 

 

In 2017, the Patriots started a summer baseball program.  We recognized the need for Christ-centered summer teams, not just for homeschool students, but for all Christian families. 

 

Our program's mission is to honor Christ while playing competitive baseball.  We play for Christ first, teammates second, and me last.  Our hope is to not only develop good baseball players but Godly young men.  We hope the relationships that they develop with their other brothers in Christ will last a lifetime.  

Patriots Homeschool

Varsity Team History

2006 St. Louis Patriots Inaugural Team

2008--------------------------------------------------

National Home School Baseball Tournament Champions (Fort Wayne, IN)

 

Final record 13-3-1

 

Season Highlights:  Inaugural trip to the National Home School Baseball Championships in Fort Wayne, IN

2009--------------------------------------------------

St. Louis Christian High School Tournament Champions

 

Final record 12-4

2010--------------------------------------------------

National Home School Baseball Tournament 2nd place (Fort Wayne, IN)

 

St. Louis Christian High School Tournament Champions

 

Final Record 28-4

 

Season Highlights:  Marked the first year of having junior varsity and freshmen teams.

2011--------------------------------------------------

Home School World Series, Division I Fourth Place (Auburndale, FL)

 

National Home School Baseball Tournament Champions (Fort Wayne, IN)

 

Final record 21-3

 

Season Highlights:  Inaugural trip to the HWSA in Auburndale, FL.  Junior varsity also competed at the National Home School Baseball Tournament in Fort Wayne, IN and finished 5th.

2012--------------------------------------------------

Home School World Series, Division II Third Place (Auburndale, FL)

 

Kansas City Independent & Charter School Invitational Tournament Champions

 

Final record 30-2

 

Season Highlights:   Started annual series with the Waukesha Saints, the winner gets to possess the traveling Governors' Trophy for a year.  We won this series by sweeping the Saints, three games to none.  Junior varsity team finished 2nd at the National Home School Baseball tournament in Fort Wayne, IN.

2013--------------------------------------------------

Division II Home School World Series Champions (Auburndale, FL)

 

First Annual Gateway Classic Champions

 

Final record 26-4-1

 

Season Highlights: Hosted our first home school tournament, the Gateway Classic.  Teams from Waukesha, WI, Columbia, MO, Fort Wayne, IN and Memphis, TN competed.  Marked the first year that we were allowed to compete against MSHSAA member schools, with our first game being against Christian High School on April 3.  Retained Governors' Trophy in annual series with Waukesha Saints. 

2014--------------------------------------------------

Home School World Series, Division I Fifth Place (Auburndale, FL)

 

3rd Place Old Settlement Tournament

 

2nd Place Potosi Tournament

 

2nd Place Gateway Classic

 

4th Place O'Fallon/Triad Classic

 

Final record 22-10

 

Season Highlights:   Marked the first year that our schedule was predominately MSHSAA/IHSA member schools, our record against those schools was 13-7.  Retained Governors' Trophy in annual series with Waukesha Saints.  Junior Varsity finished 21-3-2.

 

2015--------------------------------------------------

Division II Home School World Series Champions (Auburndale, FL)

 

3rd Place Old Settlement Tournament

 

3rd Place Music City Tournament

 

3rd Place O'Fallon/Triad Classic

 

Final record 23-12

 

Season Highlights:  Marked the first time that our varsity team was ranked in the STLhighschoolsports.com small school poll, #10 in the April 14, 2015 ranking.  Marked the first year of having an 8th grade team.  Retained Governors' Trophy in annual series with Waukesha Saints. 

2016--------------------------------------------------

Home School World Series, DII 5th Place (Auburndale, FL)

 

5th Place Old Settlement Tournament

 

2nd Place Music City Tournament

 

5th Place Potosi Tournament

 

3rd Place O'Fallon/Triad Classic

 

Final record 22-17-1

 

Season Highlights:  Retained Governors' Trophy in annual series with Waukesha Saints. 

2017--------------------------------------------------

Home School World Series, 6th Place (Auburndale, FL)

 

Old Settlement Tournament Silver Bracket Champions

 

Potosi Tournament Champions

 

Final record 19-12

 

Season Highlights:  Played games at Busch Stadium and GCS Stadium.  Marked the first time in our history that we won a tournament with all MSHSAA member schools. Marked the first year of having a 7th grade team.  Retained Governors' Trophy in annual series with Waukesha Saints.

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Patriots' Single Season Records
Patriots Single Season Records.xlsx
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Patriots' Career Records
Patriots Career Records.xlsx
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