2016 Pioneer Player: Mark Pastrovich

Mark Pastrovich

Mark, nicknamed “Ralph” participated with the Shamrocks from 1970 thru 1984. The first baseman swatted numerous homeruns, while posting an outstanding .650 career batting average.

He was a key member of one of the finest softball teams ever to play the game in southern Illinois. The Shamrocks were a very unselfish team that didn’t keep statistics and only kept a scorebook when required to do so.

Mark was a huge part of the Shamrock team that was instrumental in bringing USSSA to Red Bud so many years ago.  He recalls that the team’s participation in the USSSA was the best and we always competed very well, while having a terrific time playing together.