Their Double AA franchise shares a stadium with the Bears, and Mike Matheny's son plays for Missouri State.
In our Bear Nation report, another Bear has become a Cardinal Thursday.
The St. Louis Cardinals reached contract terms with right handed pitcher Cody Schumacher.
Schumacher becomes the 129th Bear to sign a professional contract.
He's following in the footsteps of Nick Petree.
Like the former Bear, Schumacher will report to the Cardinals short season single a team in State College Pennsylvania.
The senior led the Bears with a 6-2 record with a 2.45 earned run average.
Schumacher won this years Dave Dickensheet award at Missouri State as the team's most outstanding pitcher.
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