Saturday, July 30, 2011

Mizzou Baseball Quotes & Notes

Proving there is no off-season for college baseball, lots of news and notes today:

■ MU Recruit Brandon Platts and the Mason City Mohawks are headed to the Iowa State Championship game, according to the Des Moines Register. Game time is 8 PM tonight.
“It’s crazy,” Mason City senior Brandon Platts said. “Ever since we were kids, we said we were going to make it to the state championship game and we’re going to win a state championship game.”

■ Mizzou Catcher Ben Turner's brother, Jacob Turner, is being called up today to the Detroit Tigers, according to the Detroit Free Press. I'm sure he'll get a warm welcome as a teammate by former Tiger Max Scherzer, both from the St. Louis area.
Congratulations to @Jacob_Turner22 making his big league debut today against the #angels couldn't be more proud of my lil brother. #Tigers (@B_Turner18 on Twitter)
Jarred Cosart, a Mizzou signee who jumped to the pros ant the 11th hour, was traded to his home town Houston Astros (
Wow, @jarredcosart was the main piece in the #Pence trade. Imagine how good we could have been if that guy came to school! 550k, seriously?! (@CoachPietro on Twitter)

■ In Summer Ball, Designated hitter Dane Opel went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two RBI and three runs scored last night for the Danbury Westerners (Greenwich Time) and Sal Belfonte hit a home run in his game for the SLO Blues (

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