Friday, June 26, 2009

Mizzou Baseball Quotes: Summer Ball & Goofballs

Jonah Schmidt is playing this summer for Wildwood in the Metro Collegiate League in St. Louis. Click HERE for a story about a recent game, including a photo of Jonah successfully stealing second base.

Pump Jacks pound McKinney, 12-1 (Longview News Journal)
Russell LaFleur led the 13-hit Pump Jack output with a big game as a set-up man. A sophomore center fielder from the University of Missouri, LaFleur was 3-for-4 with a double and four runs scored.
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2nd inning: With one out in the bottom of the second, Ben Woodchick walked and Petello followed with a single to left. Woodchick scored on a James Stanfield single to

LaFleur loaded the bases with a walk and Petello came home on a walk by Fontenot. Daniel Gonzalez brought Stanfield home with a bases-loaded walk, then LaFleur scored on a Brett Nicholas sacrifice fly to center.
2009 All-Fitt Team (Baseball America)
SP: Kyle Gibson, Missouri

Mizzou coach Tim Jamieson says that Gibson could run for mayor of Columbia, because everyone feels like they’re best friends with him. Baylor’s Kendal Volz calls him a "goofball." Gibson has a winning personality and winning stuff.

■ Speaking of "goofballs", Gary Wendt and company still want the people of Columbia to see them as potential minor league baseball moguls just waiting to bring their wisdom and expertise back to town: Columbia still waiting on Mavericks' pitch (Columbia Tribune):
The legal problems are a separate issue, Gary Wendt said, and shouldn’t affect the company’s plans in Columbia. Wendt declined to go into detail about his current plans for the Mavericks and wouldn’t discuss the pending lawsuits in Texas.

“There are a couple things that are happening right now,” Wendt said in a telephone interview yesterday. “I can’t give you any information right now that’s of value. … In a couple weeks, there may be something of real substance that’s newsworthy.”

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