Morning Sports Report - June 14, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mo--Major League Baseball staged rounds 3 through 10 Tuesday in day two of the 2017 draft.

And another Missouri State Bear heard his name called at the very end of the tenth round.

The Washington Nationals drafted right handed pitcher Trey Turner.

Turner is a Neosho native who played two years at Crowder Junior College before coming to Missouri State.

After pitching seven games in relief, Turner tore his ulnar collateral ligament.

Turner underwent Tommy John surgery in April.

Turner struck out 22 batters in 13 innings of work.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo--There are 29 more rounds, yes 29 Wednesday in the MLB draft.

It's a certainty more Missouri State Bears will hear their name called.

Monday night, the Chicago White Sox picked Bears slugger Jake Burger in the first round, as the 11th pick overall.

Burger's from St. Louis, but grew up a Chicago White Sox fan.

Burger should cash in as well, in line for a $4.2 million signing bonus.

The Sox feel Burger has the best right handed power in the country.

"I think we both came to the agreement that I can stay at third base.  I will work as hard as I can.  It doesn't matter to me as long as I am hitting they'll find a spot for me.  That's that.  Third base is my position, but whatever the organization needs I'll be happy to do," said Burger.

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Here's a quick look at the St. Louis Cardinals draft so far:            
The Cards surrendered their top pick to sign Dexter Fowler and then MLB took two more because of the Astros hacking scandle.
St. Louis' first pick was in Tuesday's third round and the Cards went with Cal State Fullerton center fielder Scott Hurst.

The Kansas City Royals had three picks before the third round.
KC going with a California high school first baseman Nick Pratto with their first pick.
The Royals drafted five left handed pitchers.

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In MLB play Tuesday night:

St. Louis split a double header with the Brewers.  Cards take game one 6-0, but lose the nightcap 8-5.

Kansas City started a quick two game set in San Francisco Tuesday and came away with an 8-1 win.

And Springfield's Cardinals lose to Tulsa 8-1 -  Springfield has now lost seven straight games.


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