Morning Sports Report - April 22, 2014

Published 04/22 2014 06:05AM

Updated 04/22 2014 06:09AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo--It wasn't too long ago that Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel flew a helicopter into Springfield to recruit Hillcrest's Dorial Green-Beckham.
Pinkel was back in Springfield Monday night, for the first time since he dismissed Green-Beckham from the team.

The tiger football boss was part of Missouri's Annual Coaches Caravan that visits different parts of the show-me state each spring.

Pinkel talked about last weekend's black and gold football game, and his recent contract extension. But also addressed Green-Beckham's dismissal.

"Dorial, you know I love the guy, and now he has a chance to get some help and get a fresh start. That's what I want him to do and I hope he does and I think he will. We had to do what we had to do.  I don't want to keep talking about it," said Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel. 


FORSYTH, Mo-- Down in Forsyth Missouri, baseball is big.  The Panthers have just added football and needed to have a multipurpose stadium.
And Monday, Forsyth unveiled it's new Collier Field.

And a little rain wasn't going to spoil the fun. In fact a little rain could not spoil anything at the new field.
The facility will be the home to not only Panther baseball and football, but also be the site for the school's PE classes as well.

All these events on a new artificial turf field which will take the rainy Ozarks spring weather out of the equation.

"It's going to be our first game that we actually have played on it," says Forsyth coach Neale Richardson.  "It's playable now, it's not done with the dressed up that we hope it would be with the top cap and the windscreen.  Our baseball team has played on the road all fall and all spring."

"As of right now it's slightly slower that real grass," notes shortstop Jay Kaufmann.  "But I've heard that it's suppose to quicken up.  But it's really nice, it's always true hops.  I haven't had a bad hop yet."

Forsyth broke in the new field by hosting Springfield Catholic.
This is a battle between the number one ranked Irish against number two Forsyth in the class three rankings.
And nice play by the Forsyth third baseman, no problems with the turf.
Springfield Catholic gets on the board in the first, Eric Atwell muscles up and takes this deep to right, over the fence and gone a solo shot it's 1-0 Irish.
It was 3-0 in the second when Ryan Haller singles to left, Issac Gray scores from second, and it's 4-0.
The Irish get more, Ben Bowman singles to right, Tyler Ast scores it's 5-0.
And, Springfield Catholic beats Forsyth 19-3.


The Springfield Cardinals opened an eight game road trip at northwest Arkansas last night.
And the Cards owned a 5-2 seventh inning lead.

In the bigs, former Springfield Cardinal Tyler Lyons made his big league debut but the Mets ruin it, 2-0.
And Cleveland handed Kansas City it's second straight loss.  Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley both with two run homers as The Tribe wins, 4-3.

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