■ Jeff Cline, RHP
R/R, 6'3", 195 lb
Maple Woods Community College (KC)
Platte County HS (KC)
■ 2011 Stats: 6-3. 2.38 ERA, 9 GS, 0 Sv, 53 IP, 37 H, 20 BB, 58 K
■ Perfect Game Profile (perfectgame.org)
■ Lakers drop home opener to Maple Woods (The Current)
A 91-mph heater from Maple Woods pitcher Jeff Cline retired Egge on a foul tip strikeout. Cline was brilliant, keeping Laker hitters off-balance all day with ferocious velocity and a nasty slider. He picked up the win, throwing six innings and allowing no runs on just three hits.
■ Bombers ace shuts out raiders (Lawrence Journal World, 6/28/2009)
Jeff Cline may not be the next Nolan Ryan. Or Walter Johnson. Or Tom Seaver.
But Cline looked like a future Hall of Famer Saturday night as the 6-foot-2 right-hander mowed down the Legion Raiders in the Al Ice Woodbat Classic.
Cline allowed just one hit and fanned 16 during a seven-inning route-going performance in the Kansas City Bombers’ 5-0 victory at Hoglund Ballpark.