Monday, August 24, 2009

Mizzou Baseball Recruits Update

Here is an update of Mizzou's new recruits for the 09-10 season.

Ryan Crowley (LHP/1B; Morton, IL) had signed with Mizzou, but is not on campus . My guess is that he has switched to a Junior college somewhere.

This is an unofficial list, compiled with the generous help of many readers and followers of Mizzou Baseball.

Eric Anderson, RHP/IF; Highlands Ranch, CO (Mountain Vista HS) profile
• Anderson was drafted in June, by the Houston Astros organization, but is reportedly fully committed to Mizzou
• Report from Anderson's high school coach
Google News link to Eric Anderson stories
Kenny Burton, LHP; Putnam City North HS (OK) profile
Brief profile and photo in

Aaron Blunt, LHP/1B; Desloge, MO (Mineral Area College) profile
Google News link to Aaron Blunt stories
Blake Brown, OF/P; Bloomington, IL (Normal West HS) profile feature on Brown
• Brown was drafted in June by the Pirates organization, but has not signed with them.
Google News links to Blake Brown stories
Brannon Champagne, OF/C; St. Charles West, MO profile
Warriors get 1 more taste of Champagne (St. Charles Journal)
• 2009 All-State
Google News link to Brannon Champagne stories
Jack Dudenhoeffer, 3B/RHP, Pembroke Hill HS, Kansas City profile
Google News link to Jack Dudenhoeffer stories

Kale Gaden, C/OF; Stillwater, OK profile
Stillwater News-Press on Gaden's signing
Google News link to Kale Gaden stories
Eric Garcia, SS; Pflugerville, TX (Hendrickson HS) profile
The Austin on Garcia's commitment
Google News link to Eric Garcia stories

Zach Hardoin, LHP, Blinn College, Branham, TX (Klein Collins HS, Spring, TX) profile
• Brenham Banner profile: Southpaw Hardoin perfect for Bucs in '09
Blinn Collin Baseball news updates and 2009 stats
Google News link for Zach Hardoin stories

Andy Heifner, 3B/RHP; St. Charles West HS, MO profile
St. Charles Journal article about Heifner and fellow recruit Brannon
Google News link to Andy Heifner stories (will also bring up stories about his
father, who is a coach on the same baseball team)

Cody King, RHP/SS; Kirksville, MO profile
Cody King story with video
Google News link to Cody King stories

Kevin Mahler, LHP; St. Louis Community College-Meramec profile
Brett Nicholas, C; Gonzaga U (07-08); Scottsdale Community College (08-09) profile
College Baseball Blog on Nicholas
Google News link to Brett Nicholas stories

Dane Opel, OF; Edwardsville, IL profile has frequent stories on Dane Opel
• Opel was drafted by the Washington Nationals organization in June, but is not expected to sign to go pro.
Google News link to Dane Opel stories

Jesse Santo, SS; Eastern Oklahoma State College profile
Google link to Jesse Santo stories

Jeff Scardino, OF/RHP; Eastern Oklahoma State College profile
Google link to Jeff Scardino stories

Scott Sommerfeld, OF, 1B, C; Manchester, MO; Parkway South HS profile
•Sommerfeld was drafted in June by the Cleveland Indians organization, but is not expected to sign and go pro
Google link to Scott Sommersfeld stories
Jake Walsh, P; Plano West HS (TX); Plano West HS (TX) profile

If you know of other recruits not listed, or if you have information about these recruits, please contact me at

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