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"It's a great day for a ballgame; Let's play two!"
♦ Due to inclement weather, the Mizzou baseball game at Auburn on Saturday was postponed. The Tigers will play a doubleheader Sunday at Plainsman Park beginning at 11 AM. Pre-game show on KTGR AM 1580 (ktgr.com) begins at 10:30 AM
♦ SEC Notebook (sebaseball.com)
Pitcher of the Night: Auburn right-hander Derek Varnadore turned in a solid performance in his 2012 debut ... He limited Missouri to one run on five hits in seven innings, with 11 strikeouts and one walk.♦ Derek Varnadore's Friday night performance is listed in the top 10 of February 17 Top Pitchers (College Baseball Splits)
♦ Season opens with a bang (Perfect Game)
There were plenty of under-the-radar games that had results that piqued my interest. First and foremost, Auburn taking a 5-2 decision over Missouri was a solid win from my point of view. But even more impressive was the 11-strikeout performance AU veteran Derek Varnadore put together. The Tigers are in business if he can put together outings like that most weekends♦ Missouri baseball channels lasting memories for one more swing (The Maneater)
“Mentally, I think about it when I’m working out, and if I’m tired on the last lap, I think about the Big 12 Tournament and how we lost by one run,” Zastryzny said. “Maybe 10 more reps in the weight room, we would have won or something.”♦ MCC-Maple Woods alum named starting pitcher for Mizzou (MCC Insider)
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“Go out big,” Brown listed as his goal for a final season in the Big 12. “Try to leave them with a sour taste in their mouth. Try to win that championship and make sure they can’t take that away from us.”
Jeff Cline, a native of Platte City, Mo. who pitched for MCC-Maple Woods for two years, has transferred to the University of Missouri and will enter the starting pitcher rotation this season.
While at Maple Woods, Cline had a 6-3 record and a 2.3 ERA, recording 58 strikeouts. He also excelled academically as a member of Phi Theta Kappa (honor society for two year institutions) and demonstrated Superior Academic Excellence according to the NJCAA.