Thursday, March 14, 2013

HI NOTES: Rash Up, Anderson Down, MU Recruits Up

Offense explodes as Tigers beat Truman State 14-4 (The Maneater)
Freshman right-hander Griffin Goodrich earned his first win as a pitcher for the Tigers. Goodrich pitched four innings, giving up three hits and no runs.

Now the Tigers will face their first series in the Southeastern Conference, playing the Gamecocks in a three game series beginning on Friday. Coach Tim Jamieson could not confirm the entire lineup, but the starting pitching rotation will by junior Rob Zastryzny on Friday and sophomore Brett Graves on Saturday....
Long-tossing Missouri pitcher Alec Rash wins in first start (Columbia Missourian)
Rash started this season at Missouri coming out of the bullpen, a role he embraced but wasn’t all that comfortable in. For his whole career, he had been a starter. In his first save attempt, Rash walked three Eastern Michigan batters, almost costing Missouri the game before Jamieson pulled him out.

Now, with Missouri’s Sunday starter Eric Anderson out of the lineup with elbow soreness, Jamieson is considering Rash as a possible replacement this weekend against South Carolina. He started Rash on Tuesday against a nonconference opponent as a dress rehearsal. In four innings of work, Rash allowed only one hit and struck out seven.

Rash said he felt far more comfortable back in his natural role as a starter. When asked why, he mentioned the luxury of pregame preparation like jogging, extra time in the bullpen and, of course, some long-toss...

Rash Embraces the College Game (Columbia Tribune)
"We know his future's bright," Jamieson said. "His stuff is dynamic. He just needs to be in the strike zone a little bit more frequently. South Carolina's not going to swing at as many pitches as Jackson State did."

So, there's work to be done — for Rash and his teammates.
"I have no idea," Rash said when asked about his role. "It changes every day it seems like. Last week, I was going to be our closer, and now with" starter Eric Anderson "going down, I might be picking up a few more innings. Whatever they need me to do...

Tigers beat down Jackson State 9-3 (The Maneater)
“We played well in the beginning and then faded off," junior catcher Dylan Kelly said. "I’m not too happy with the way the game ended. We didn’t play our best, and unfortunately they didn’t play too well, either.”...
♦ Check out some good photos from the Jackson State game at KBIA Sports Extra.



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