Our newest BeepBall initiative is assembling a team of players who are blind or have low vision to compete on the national level. We are proud to be a “homegrown” team. ALL of our players are from the St. Louis Metro Area. Meet your 2020 Gateway Archers!

Kim Blumenthal in her Home Archer Jersey

Kim Blumenthal – #19

Short Middle

How did you get involved with BeepBall?

“I think the very first time I played was with Lighthouse for the Blind – St. Louis at a MindsEye tournament and liked the competitive nature of it and then went on to play in the Beep Baseball World Series for 5 years.”

Mari Blumenthal in her Home Archer Jersey

Mari Blumenthal – #91

Pitcher/Catcher/Spotter

How did you get involved with BeepBall?

“My mom (Kim Blumenthal) got me involved when she started playing more. I was 7 when I started to help her. I’ve been playing since then and have been growing my game.”

Jonathan Clemons in his Home Archer Jersey

Jonathan Clemons – #37

1st Base

How did you get involved with BeepBall?

“I first heard about it from a few people at Lighthouse for the Blind – St. Louis when I started working there. I got invited to practice and play for the Lighthouse team at the MindsEye tournaments. I found out I was pretty good at it and I loved playing again. I won the MVP of that tournament in 2013.”

Chad Dillon in his Home Archer Jersey

Chad Dillon – #5

Deep Middle

How did you get involved with BeepBall?

“When I was 16, when I still had good vision, I was presented with and Eagle Scout project in which we made 24 sets of BeepBall bases that then got shipped to 5 different continents. Over the years my vision worsened. I didn’t actually get a chance to play or hear about BeepBall again until I moved to St. Louis and was invited to play at a MindsEye tournament in 2017.”

Anthony Easley in his Home Archer Jersey

Anthony Easley – #0

3rd Base

How did you get involved with BeepBall?

“A friend from Lighthouse for the Blind – St. Louis invited me to practice one time when I told him how much I missed playing baseball. I was so excited to be back in the dugout. I was good enough to win MVP in the MindsEye tournaments in 2015 and 2018.”

Liam McCoy in his Home Archers Jersey

Liam McCoy – #10

Deep Left Field

How did you get involved with BeepBall?

“I went to a Paralympic activities day at Missouri School for the Blind and heard about BeepBall there. I tried it out and I really enjoyed playing.”

Kasondra McDaniel in her Home Archer Jersey

Kasondra McDaniel – #99

Spotter

How did you get involved with BeepBall?

“My sister (Kim Blumenthal). I helped her last year driving them to the Beep Baseball World Series. Events unfolded and I ended up being a spotter in some of those games. She hooked me in!”

Ashley Rench in her Home Archer Jersey

Ashley Rench – #3

Pitcher/Catcher/Spotter

How did you get involved with BeepBall?

“I was a pitcher/player for a few slo-pitch softball teams. I was asked to participate in a MindsEye tournament by a teammate. I played well in both tournaments and then was asked to join the Archers.”

Casey Scott in his Home Archer Jersey

Casey Scott – #2

Utility

How did you get involved with BeepBall?

“I first heard about it from Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments 4 or 5 years ago. Then I started playing in the Affton pick up games. I got invited to play in some of the MindsEye tournaments the past few years. I like to play as often as I can.”

Josh Sisson in his Home Archer Jersey

Josh Sisson – #15

Deep Right Field

How did you get involved with BeepBall?

“I knew of BeepBall in High School, but never really played. I had a friend who ran the Wichita Sonics Beep Baseball team and I was invited to play for them in 2012 and 2013. I would travel from Kansas City to attend weekend practices and compete in tournaments. I moved to St. Louis in 2016 and wanted to play again.”

Cory Sturdevant in his Home Archer Jersey

Cory Sturdevant – #30

Spotter

How did you get involved with BeepBall?

“My friend Jason (Frazier) asked me to help at some of the MindsEye BeepBall tournaments as an umpire in 2012 and I have been helping every year since.”

Andy Hannigan

Andy Hannigan – #18

Assistant

How did you get involved with BeepBall?

“I was first exposed to BeepBall when Jason (Frazier) sent me a Facebook Message asking if I could play in a blindfolded softball tournament for charity. He had a team that was short several players and needed people to fill in. I almost got ran over by St. Louis Rams player, DeMarco Farr in the first inning of my very first game. 8 seasons later and I have to say I am hooked!”

Team Roster: Kim Blumenthal, Mari Blumenthal, Jonathan Clemons, Chad Dillon, Anthony Easley, Liam McCoy, Kasondra McDaniel, Ashley Rench, Casey Scott, and Josh Sisson

General Manager: Jason Frazier

Head Coach: Mike Curtis

Assistant: Andy Hannigan

Head Trainer: Ryan Hune

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Mike Curtis

Mike Curtis

mcurtis@mindseyeradio.org618-394-6150

Contact Mike for questions or more information about the Gateway Archers.