Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mizzou Baseball Recruit: Scott Sommerfild, 1B, OF, C

Manchester, MO
Parkway South HS
6'1", 185 lb, R/R

■ 2009 stats (as of 5/27): .545 BA, .624 OB%, 1.091 Slg%, 96 PA, 77 AB, 34 R, 42 H, 6 2B, 3 3B, 10 HR, 43 RBI, 84 TB, 0.054 Ks/PA, 12 BB, 5 K, 4 HBP, 8-8 SB, 3 SAC

Parkway South's Sommrefeld to join Tigers, not Illini (

“It’s kind of a hard switch,” Sommerfeld said. “I had to go in with an open mind and find what was best for me in the future both academically and athletically. It was tough.”

Sommerfeld had earlier committed to join the Illinois baseball team as a recruited walk-on, with the opportunity to receive scholarship aid after his freshman season.
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The Parkway South standout, who was batting .619 with seven home runs and 29 RBIs going into Monday’s game against Chaminade, said he was being recruited by the Tigers as an outfielder, but could also see time at first base next season and possibly at catcher down the road. He will receive a partial scholarship from Missouri.

He is looking forward to continuing his career in Columbia next season along with several of his teammates with the Rawlings Prospects summerteam: Edwardsville outfielder Dane Opel, St. Charles West outfielder Brannon Champagne and St. Charles West pitcher Andy Heifner.
Big Ten Network had a profile of Sommerfeld when he originally committed to Illinois:

• Named a first-team All-State outfielder by the Missouri High School Baseball
Coaches Association in 2008, one of only three juniors named to the 18-man squad

• 2008 Suburban West Conference Player of the Year runner-up

• Named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro second team as an outfielder ... All-Suburban West first team outfielder in 2008 and first baseman in 2007

• Honorable mention All-Metro first baseman in 2007

• Led Parkway South to a district championship and a berth in the state quarterfinals in 2008

• Hit .475 in 2008 and .420 in 2007

• Six-time varsity letterman, earning three letters in football and two in baseball

• Named to the Post-Dispatch's 2008 All-Metro football team as a punter.
■ Sommerfeld also was the Quarterback for the Parkway South football team

■ Comments from

mizzouinthestl13: Heck of a bat and a good utility athlete that can play all positions on the field. His swing has a few odd quirks that may need to be adjusted for him to experience the same success at the college level. He is a RH hitter. I have not heard anything about him committing at this time but I do know that his HS teammate, Kevin Pohle is a 2010 recruit that Mizzou is very high on and has already offered. He is already being clocked between 89-91 mph.

Mizzou415: One of only two juniors to make 1st-Team All-State Coaches' team last year.

1 comment:

  1. Sommerfeld is the hardest working player I have ever met and will succeed in the Tigers organization. He is playing in the Northwoods League in Minnesota for the Duluth Tigers. HE is the youngest player and is playing with all college and future professional players, and not to mention sommerfeld is starting everyday up there. He is a phenom and a future professional player.