TERRY BECKNER HIGHLIGHTS, THAT'S WHAT.
It appears to be officially official now.
Beckner news is a tad diff. from what we and others reported over last few weeks. That was being cleared by Mizzou. Now NCAA has given OK.— Pete Scantlebury (@PeteScantlebury) June 2, 2015
As for 2016...
PowerMizzou: Tiger targets throughout Rivals250
Of the in-state prospects, Mizzou fans should be the most interested in number 143 ranked A.J. Taylor. He has Mizzou in his group of top schools with Wisconsin, Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska and Kansas. He will be announcing his college decision on August 1st and at this time Mizzou appears to be in good shape with the talented four-star athlete.
And here are some highlights for Mr. Jenkins...
Pssh, Earleywine probably cheated to get her, right?
Two-time All-Sun Belt honoree Chloe Rathburn is transferring from the South Alabama softball program and will attend and play softball at the University of Missouri, as announced today by Mizzou Head Softball Coach Ehren Earleywine.
Rathburn, a 5-foot-8 catcher/infielder from Mission Viejo, Calif. (Capistrano Valley High School), was a first-team All-Sun Belt selection at designated player in 2015 after she led South Alabama with a .371 batting average, and a school-record 53 runs batted in. ... Rathburn started all 53 games for South Alabama in 2015, including 27 at DP, to go with 26 starts at catcher. The right-handed batter added 15 doubles and four home runs to her ledger last season, while she had a solid 27-to-17 walks-to-strikeouts ratio and a .461 on-base percentage.
She had 15 doubles and 17 strikeouts. Nice.
Just confirmed, Rathburn will be eligible to compete for MU in 2016, because of NCAA's one-time transfer exception rule.— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) June 2, 2015
If you're not a close follower of softball, South Alabama is a legit program. 4 straight NCAA tourney appearances— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) June 2, 2015
Rathburn will be a junior next season. I look for her to be in the mix for the 1B opening and if she doesn't wind up there to play DP— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) June 2, 2015
@DavidCMorrison Cannot confirm her affinity for sunflower seeds— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) June 2, 2015
Chloe Rathburn will give MU softball 5 players on the roster from California next season. She and Amanda Sanchez played on same travel team— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) June 2, 2015
Rooting against draftees
Now comes that awkward time of the year where we root against Mizzou baseball signees! "You're pretty good, kid. Hope you're very disappointed with where you're drafted and how much you're offered!"
Standing atop a 10-inch pitcher’s mound, 6-foot-8 Bryan Hudson is an imposing sight for high school hitters, even before he begins his motion and his hand releases a baseball from roughly nine feet above ground level.
And if Hudson is throwing his nasty curveball, it is apt to drop to a hitter’s ankles, a phenomenon that helped the Alton High senior accumulate more than 300 career strikeouts. [...]
Hudson is listed at No. 71 on mlb.com‘s list of the top draft prospects, and he is No. 100 as rated by Baseball America. And it’s that curve that gets talked about everywhere.
"The only thing promised to me right now is going to Mizzou," Hudson said. "Me and my adviser have talked about it and have a set (dollar) number. It’s not a matter of what round. If it’s not what I want, I’m going to Mizzou."
Today in out-of-context Wes Clark tweets
Plz stop faking it for twitter— Wes Clark (@Im_back_15) June 2, 2015
We crossed $5,000, a.k.a. 50% of our Tremendous Stubble fundraising goal, yesterday. If you haven't donated, every little bit helps. If you have, thank you so much. Tell your friends!