Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mizzou Baseball Quotes & Notes

■ A fan sent me stats for new MU Tiger Kevin Mahler, a transfer from St. Louis Community College-Meramec:

3-2, 4.931 ERA, 10 G, 38-1/3 IP, 25 R, 21 ER, 40 H, 32 SO, 16 BB
Matt Hobbs joins baseball staff as pitching coach (
Matt Hobbs (00-02) has accepted the open pitching coach position at the University of San Francisco, as announced by head coach Nino Giarratano today. Hobbs comes to the Hilltop from UC San Diego, where he held an associate head coaching position for three years.

"We are extremely excited to have Matt Hobbs as a pitching Coach/ recruiting coordinator at the University of San Francisco," said Giarratano. "Matt brings great success, knowledge, and great work habits to our program. Matt will continue to help the program rise."

"I feel really lucky to have the opportunity to come to the University of San Francisco and be a part of such a wonderful program and be around such a great coaching staff and student-athletes," Hobbs said. "I'm excited to be here and feel really grateful that Coach Giarratano thought I would be a good fit for the program."
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Hobbs played Division I baseball at the University of Missouri, where he tallied 13 career victories and finished his career as the Big 12 record holder for consecutive strikeouts. He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in 2001 and the Kansas City Royals in 2002.

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