Monday, October 11, 2010

Mizzou Baseball Coaching

New coaches putting a stamp on MU Baseball (Columbia Tribune)

As a former pitching coach, Jackson said he knows the benefit of playing a pressure offense and how putting runners — especially speedy runners — on base can influence what happens on the mound.
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“Now that the bats have changed that aspect — they’re going to be a little bit deadened — now that even more feeds into the idea of getting baseball players, guys that understand what it means to bunt, small-game, understand how important defense is, understand how important it is to throw strikes,” said Jackson, who got ringing endorsements from former Missouri pitchers Danny Hill, Aaron Crow and Kyle Gibson, all of whom he had coached in the Cape Cod League, “because, ultimately, that’s going to lead to success.”

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