♦ Dodgers win second straight Metro Collegiates crown (St. Louis Post Dispatch)
Scott Sommerfeld has been on a pretty good run the past couple of months.
The Parkway South graduate helped the Mizzou baseball team win the Big 12 postseason tournament and earn an NCAA Tournament bid in May.
On Monday, he went 4-for-4 at the plate and had the game-winning RBI as the Dodgers beat the Knights 4-3 to claim their second consecutive St. Louis Metro Collegiate Baseball League title. The Dodgers swept the best-of-five series in three games.
“It was pretty exciting to win the Big 12 this year and, then, winning this, was kind of surreal as far as winning two in the same year,” Sommerfeld said. . .
♦ Gems walk off with win, inch closer to first-place Terre Haute (Quincy Herald Whig)
"It's a game late in the season, and we have to gain ground on Terre Haute," Nick Moore said.
Moore, with an assist from Aaron Priestes, sparked Quincy to a 13-12 walk-off win over the Sliders. Moore went 4 for 5 with two home runs and four RBI, and Priestes singled home the winning run with no outs and the bases loaded in the ninth.
MISSOURI BASEBALL IN THE MINORS
♦ Ryan Lollis has moved up from the High-A San Jose giants to the AAA Fresno Grizzlies. He is hitting .295 in 12 games there.
MISSOURI BASEBALL IN THE MAJORS
♦ Tigers' Max Scherzer collects himself, earns 10th win of season (Detroit Free Press)
So he fired a 97 m.p.h. fastball for a strike. And another.
And then Scherzer reached back for a 99 m.p.h. heater that caught the corner and left Hafner tossing his bat in frustration.
“I’ve always done that,” he said about keeping some speed in reserve. “My best fastball can come at any time.”
And it came, Hafner went and Scherzer retired the Indians in order in the seventh for good measure.
♦ Alec Rash prepares to head to Missouri (Des Moines Register)
The entire season, the hard-throwing pitcher from ADM has dealt with attention on and off the field.
Rash, a second round draft choice by the Philadelphia Phillies, was the talk of the sport after he turned down an offer from the Phillies in July.
Rash, who has been clocked in the mid 90s, has committed to play baseball at Missouri where he’ll head on August 15.
“He’s grown leaps and bounces from where he was younger,” ADM coach Mitch Krumwiede said. “He’s progressed like h should.” . . .