Sladen Mohl was a kind, humble, well-rounded, well-loved, hardworking, and talented young man who grew up in the small town of Girdwood, Alaska. Sladen was an avid skier and snowboarder and he also loved to skateboard. But, at just eight years old, Sladen found his love for baseball. He spent his childhood summers playing baseball at the idyllic Girdwood baseball field with the Abbott O’ Rabbit Little League Giants. Later he played for South Anchorage High School, Alaska Gamers Baseball, and the Anchorage Bucs of the Alaska Baseball League.
After high school, Sladen went on to play baseball in California for El Camino College where he was the team's starting catcher. In the midst of the 2019 college baseball season, Sladen was tragically killed by a young impaired driver. His future was so bright and we know he would have accomplished and contributed so much more.
Sladen made a lasting impact on everyone who knew him. He was not only a star baseball player, he was an all-around outstanding young man. Sladen is remembered for his kindness, for being gentle and humble. for his strong faith, and for his love of family and community. When faced with challenges, he demonstrated a fierce work ethic and determination. He led by example and was revered by his teammates. Not only was Sladen an exemplary teammate, and he was also a role model to young baseball players. He loved coaching and the players he coached loved and looked up to him.
The South Anchorage Baseball Booster Club (SABBC) honors his memory by assisting a student who exemplifies the same outstanding character, academic, and athletic qualities as Sladen.