Morning Sports Report - June 15, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mo--Major League Baseball wrapped up its 2017 draft Wednesday with 29 rounds.  

And four more Missouri State Bears heard their name called.

Left handed pitcher Doug Still was the first Wednesday.

The San Francisco Giants picked still in the 11th round.

Still came to Missouri State after two years at Jefferson Junior college.

The junior was 8-3 with a 2.88 earned run average and was named the Valley's Newcomer of the Year.

The southpaw had 89 strikeouts in 103 innings of work.

The Atlanta Braves drafted him in 2014 and 2015.

Other Bears drafted Wednesday include:

Right handed pitcher Anthony Herron picked by the White Sox in the 19th round.

Detroit drafted Jordan Knutson in the 24th round.

Washington drafted Drury's Nic Perkins in the 28th round.

And San Diego grabbed Justin Paulsen in the 39th round.  

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo--The Springfield Cardinals returned home to Hammons Field Wednesday night to open a long 12 day, 13 game homestand.

It starts with a double header against Arkansas.

Springfield's Oscar Mercado, Alex Mejia, Dakota Hudson, Matt Pearce and Jack Flaherty were named to the Texas League All-Star game.

In the opening game, Springfield had the bases loaded with one out in the first but Anthony Garcia lines out to second, over to short for a double play to end the inning.

Springfield's Austin Gomber throwing b-b's early he strikes out Tyler Marlette to end the fourth.

Arkansas strikes in the fifth, Adam Law singles to left, that scores Keury de la Cruz and Kyle Petty and it's 2-nothing Travs.

Next batter is Ian Miller and he takes this deep to right center, over the boards and gone a two run shot, it's 4-nothing Travs.

And Arkansas wins game one 9-nothing.

In the nightcap Arkansas wins 5-3, Springfield has lost nine in a row.

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In The Bigs Wednesday, St. Louis yesterday, St. Louis trailed Milwaukee, 7-4 in the 8th, rallied to score two more, but loses 7-6.

And Kansas City won its fourth straight with a 7-2 over the Giants.  Jorge Bonifacio and Lorenzo Cain hit back to back homers in the third for the Royals.


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