“I think we’re just coming together,” McCormick said. “At first it seemed like two different squads between the pitchers and the hitters, but I think we’ve conglomerated into a much better team. I think we’re starting to hit a roll, and I’m pretty excited about it.”
They’ll need to keep rolling to have success in the Big 12 season, which kicks off Friday night with a home game against Oklahoma. Before the season, the Big 12 Preseason Coaches’ Poll predicted the Tigers to finish dead last in the conference, and Missouri’s players and coaches have taken notice.
■ Big 12 impact freshmen (collegebaseballdaily.com)
P Rob Zastryzny – Missouri: While Zastryzny isn’t on any league leader lists, his is a name that most people should learn to pronounce (ZAZ-tris-knee). A former teammate of OU’s Jordan John at Calallen High School . . .