DuBourg senior righthander Matt Linderer never met Darryl Kile, but the former Cardinals pitcher who died in 2002 played an important role in the development of the Cavaliers’ ace.
When he takes the mound at 10 a.m. today at Meador Park in Springfield, Mo., for DuBourg’s Class 3 semifinal against Logan-Rogersville, Linderer will do so wearing Kile’s No. 57 on the back of his jersey.
“Watching him pitch made me want to be a pitcher,” Linderer said. “He’s the reason I started pitching. … He’s always been an inspiration for me.”
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Linderer went 5-3 with a 2.23 ERA as a freshman, 1-5 with a 3.76 ERA as a sophomore and 5-3 with two saves and a 1.51 ERA as a junior.
The righthander is 7-1 with two saves and a 1.33 ERA in 63 1/3 innings over nine starts (seven complete games) and 12 appearances this spring. He has struck out 80, walked 22 and opponents are batting .209 against him.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Mizzou Baseball Recruits
■ Linderer leads Debourg to state (STLhighschoolsports.com)