Saturday, August 18, 2012

Mizzou Baseball Diaspora: Mense Mentality

Mense looking toward next career (
The sports psychologist with whom Mense talked was Richard McGuire. A professor at the University of Missouri who spent more than 25 years as the track coach there, McGuire is now in charge of the school’s sports psychology program. After visiting with McGuire, Mense played well for the remainder of that season. Perhaps more importantly, after the visit he decided he wanted to get a degree in sports psychology. Appreciative of the time McGuire spent helping him, Mense wants to have a similar impact going forward.
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Though he is still a player at the moment, Mense’s future lies in being a coach. Before the end of the season, he will return to the University of Missouri as a graduate assistant to the baseball team while he works on getting his master’s degree in sports psychology.

Houston Christian HS grad Ryan Lollis roars for Grizzlies (
Houston Christian High School graduate Ryan Lollis helped the Fresno Grizzlies defeat the New Orleans Zephyrs in a Triple-A Pacific Coast League game Aug. 13.

Lollis went 1-for-2, with two walks and a run scored in the Grizzlies' victory. Fresno is the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. On the season for Fresno, Lollis is batting .327 with two home runs and 15 RBIs.

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