Friday, May 25, 2012

HI NOTES: The Last Grudge Match. Again.


♦ Kansas beat the Aggies, 5-3, on Friday night, . That sets up a 12:30 Saturday game between MU and KU. IF KU were to win that game, the two teams would have to play another had-to-head match-up later Saturday, since it is a double-elimination tournament and the Tigers are 2-0 going into Saturday's action. The winner will play in Sunday's Tournament Championship game against the winner of Saturday's match-up between Oklahoma and Baylor.

Rest pays off for Holovach (Columbia Tribune)
Blake Brown unleashed a ball into the alley behind the left field bleachers in the fourth inning to put the Tigers up 2-1.

While being asked about it in post game interviews, shortstop Eric Garcia intervened.

"Can I just say something really quick?" Garcia said. "He wouldn't have got that at-bat if I didn't get caught stealing the last inning. I'm just saying."


Junior College World Series Preview (Baseball America)
Few teams have three quality arms like Jefferson College. Lefthander Dalton Friend missed last season due to shoulder surgery but bounced back this year to win 11 games and strike out 13 batters per nine innings. Fellow lefthander Dane Gronewald, a Missouri commit, is an intimidating presence on the mound at 6-foot-6, 235 pounds. The Missouri native attacks hitters with a high-80s sinker that can exceed 90 mph. Gronewald was a 47th-round pick of the Braves last year and has a 1.13 ERA this season but has battled command issues.

The New Nameless Twitter Mailbag Blog (Dave Matter, Columbia Tribune)
@bknight9: What are the plans for baseball? We look bad in an average big12. No chance in SEC

Tim Jamieson needs a bigger budget to compete in the SEC. But does Alden open the checkbook for a program that’s been middling along in the Big 12 last few years? As the northern outpost in the SEC, Missouri could get buried in the warm-weather SEC, especially if the program continues to languish behind in funding. It's by far Missouri's sport that faces the biggest challenge in the SEC.

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