Friday, April 5, 2013

HI NOTES: UGA's Dawg House, TJ's Dog House, Tep's Bloomers

Missouri baseball benches last season's top performers (Columbia Missourian)
...Sommerfeld isn’t the only key contributor from 2012 riding the pine this season.

Senior outfielder Brannon Champagne, the Tigers’ main leadoff man in 2012, didn’t record his first hit of the season until Tuesday in the team’s 24th game of the season. Of his 13 appearances this season, only four have been starts, amounting to a total of only 19 at-bats. Jamieson said Champagne, who started 52 games last season, is “mainly a defensive replacement at this point in time.”...


Tepesch taking advantage of major opportunity (Fox Sports Midwest)
Missouri baseball coach Tim Jamieson had no doubt Tepesch could get here. The hard part was convincing the kid from Blue Springs High School to see it, too. Tepesch was a 6-foot-4, right-handed pitcher who wanted to get better. But he struggled to realize he was already pretty good.

"He was always very physically blessed, along the lines of the other guys that have made it for us," Jamieson said recently. "They all had the same work ethic and passion, the things that are necessary to grow. But he was just a little bit of a late bloomer. It took him a little longer to start pitching with confidence."...

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