Missouri Future Games Recap: Day 2



Shon Plack
Missouri Scouting Director

Illinois jumped out to an early 4-2 lead after two innings, Missouri responded with four runs in the fourth inning and added four more in the six to claim a 10-5 win. 

Max Hunter (Clayton) turned the tide for Missouri, working a masterful third and fourth inning, striking out the side in fourth. Hunter worked at 81-84 mph with his fastball and kept Illinois hitters off balance with a 64-65 mph change-up.  Fellow southpaw, Jack Riney (Lafayette) was impressive as well, striking out three in two innings.  Nick Wohlbold (Rock Bridge) worked a quick seventh inning, with one strikeout.  He touched 83 mph and showed a curveball with depth at 71 mph.  Starter, Zach Gibbs (Holt) was 85-87 mph with a sharp, downward breaking ball at 74-76 mph. 

There were plenty of offensive highlights for Missouri in the win, led by Mark Vierling (CBC) and Davis Ernsdoff (St. James Academy, Kansas), who each had a two-hit game.  Jess Davis (Kearney) was 1-for-3 with a single to center, two RBI and two runs scored. DJ Stewart also drove in two runs with a single in the fifth. In all, Missouri collected 10 runs on 10 hits. 

Missouri will take on Select and Wisconsin in the final day of the Future Games.

CLICK HERE, to see a spreadsheet of times and velos from Thursday's Showcase. 

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