Wednesday, November 21, 2012

2013 Mizzou Recruit: RHP Silas Bohannan

LeviPayton on Twitter: It's official. Neosho's Silas Bohannan signed today to pitch at Mizzou. Bohannan is 6'4 and has topped at 98. #Tigers

6'4", 250 lb, R/R
North Central Missouri College (Trenton, MO)/Neosho, MO

2011 Pitching: 1-1; 0.90 ERA; 1 SV; 20 IP; 29 APP; 7 R, 2 ER, 17 SO, 8 BB
2011 Offense: .295 BA; 6 2B; 14 RBI; 1 HR

Bohannan signs with Mizzou (Kirksville Daily Express)
The 6-foot-4, 255-pound right handed pitcher, who split time at first base and designated hitter for Donnie Hillerman’s North Central Missouri College Pirates, signed a National Letter of Intent on Sunday to further his baseball career at the University of Missouri where he’ll put away the bat and pitch for Tim Jamieson’s Tigers.

Bohannan, who recently had his story featured in the Daily News, has turned heads this winter after getting his fastball into the upper-90’s, recently touching 98 m.p.h. during the NCMC alumni game. Also known as “Sibo,” Bohannan has since agreed with a draft advisor and quickly began gaining interest from multiple top Division-I baseball programs before quickly selecting the Tigers.
98 mph fastball gets Bohannan noticed (Greenfield Vedette)
But Bohannan trudged on with the same will and determination that consumed him in high school. He worked harder than ever during the offseason, and that hard work was magnified when he returned to the mound this fall and began to set the radar gun ablaze.

First, he reached 94. Then, at the NCMCC alumni game two weeks ago, Bohannan turned the buzz into a full-fledged frenzy. When his work was completed, Bohannan asked for the radar gun readings: 95, 96, 96, 96 … 98.
Catching Up With Silas Bohannon (
There’s been some draft buzz around you lately, how are you preparing for the draft?

It’s really exciting, but I still have to go out and work hard and make sure I get better everyday. I have made changes where I can now throw my change up and cutter for strikes. I’m no longer just a fastball pitcher.

If you could attend one event in history, what would it be and why? If you could take 3 people with you, who would they be and why?

I would attend Felix Hernandez’s perfect game with my dad, mom, and my grandpa. King Felix has been my favorite pitcher since he came up at such a young age and a perfect game is a rare feat.

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