Baseball Season Preview: Part 3 - The Outfielders

MUTIGERS.COM Junior Jonah Schmidt
Junior Jonah Schmidt

Feb. 17, 2010

The following is the second part in a four-part series previewing the 2010 Mizzou Baseball season.

The Mizzou outfield will have a different look to it as Senior Aaron Senne is the only returner from the starting outfielders of 2009. Senne split time between right field (40 starts in 2009) and left field (22 starts in 2009) last year.This season, Senne is expected to split time between the outfield and first base.

Juniors Jonah Schmidt has played in 34 games as a Tiger. He has power, which he displayed in his freshman season when he hit three home runs.

Ryan Gebhart will be a sophomore in 2010. He saw action in 29 games last year and is looking to return from ankle injury he suffered in the fall.

Russell LaFleur redshirted the 2009 season after playing in seven games during his freshman campaign, while Andre Rodriguez redshirted last year and will look for his first collegiate action in 2010.

The Tigers have a talent group of freshmen outfielders made up of Blake Brown, Brannon Champagne, Kale Gaden, Dane Opel and Scott Sommerfeld joining the squad this year.

Despite being only freshmen, Brown and Opel are expected to make immediate impacts for the Tigers this season.



2010 Season Preview
Monday, Feb. 15 -- PART 1 - The 2010 Schedule
Tuesday, Feb. 16 -- PART 2 - The Infielders and Catchers
Wednesday, Feb. 17 -- PART 3 - The Outfielders
Thursday, Feb. 18 -- PART 4 - The Pitching Staff
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