One of seven players who could potentially start from the hill for the Wildcats... Originally from Columbia, Mo., but spent his senior year in Las Vegas in order to improve his game... Very similar to fellow freshman Jared Bunn, just lacks the physical stature... A very intelligent player with strong character... The type of player you want to build a program around... Has four pitches... Should see significant time as either a starter or middle relief role.
during fall drills
Made one start for the victorious White Sox during the Fall Ball World Series... Posted a 0-0 record and 10.38 ERA in 4.1 innings pitched, allowing five runs (all earned) on six hits with four strikeouts and three walks.
at cimmeron-memorial high school
A one-year starter and letterman at Cimmeron-Memorial High School in Las Vegas, Nev. ... Father transferred to a new job from Columbia, Mo. prior to senior season... Had a solid offensive season, tallying a .407 batting average and four home runs... Was bothered by tendinitis in his throwing arm which hurt his pitching numbers... Compiled a 2-1 mark before resting his arm for a month... Was a three-year starter and letterman at Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Mo., prior to the move ... Tied for the school record in career wins with 13, while he ranked third in career strikeouts with 130... Selected to the All-North Central Missouri Conference and all-district teams as a sophomore and junior... Named to the Columbia Tribune's All-Area team as a third baseman in 2001... Posted a 5-2 record and 2.49 ERA from the mound as a junior, while batting .413 with 15 RBIs... Helped the Bruins to a 16-7 record and the semifinals of the Class 4A playoffs... Tallied a 3.43 ERA in 60 innings pitched as a sophomore with 60 strikeouts... Earned honorable mention all-conference accolades as a freshman... Also lettered four years in football, earning starts the last three years at running back... High school football coach at Rock Bridge was Dan Devine, Jr., the son of the legendary Missouri and Notre Dame head coach... Chose K-State over Missouri, Saint Louis and Southwest Missouri State... Coached by Terry Whitney.
(Full name: Allan R. Woodward) was born Sept. 20, 1983, in Columbia, Mo. ... He is the son of Kenyon Woodward and Lori Brown... Has a brother, Nathan (13)... Recalls his greatest sporting thrills as being on the national runner-up team in the National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF) World Series in 2001... Is planning a major in business administration.