Former Missouri QB Lock signs with Broncos
Former Missouri quarterback Drew Lock finally signed a contract with the Denver Broncos Thursday. Lock signed a four year contract with workout bonuses in the last two years. Second round picks don’t normally get those workout bonuses. He did not however get the quarterback premium. He told his agents to get a deal completed before the first camp practice.
Sporting Kansas City signs Cameron Duke
In Thursday Sporting announced the signing of Blue Valley West 18-year old midfielder Cameron Duke to a Homegrown contract. He has been added to Sporting’s roster having signed a contract that runs through 2022 with an option for 2023. Duke entered the Sporting Kansas City Academy in 2012.
Missouri has appeal hearing with NCAA
Missouri made its case in front of the NCAA appeals committee Thursday in Indianapolis. In January the NCAA gave the football, baseball and softball teams a one-year postseason ban among other sanctions. The university was surprised with the punishment initially handed down by the NCAA particularly after Missouri cooperated fully with the organization. The NCAA’s final decision is not expected for several weeks.
Royals sweep four game series with White Sox
Early on this game looked like a typical get-away game for a team up 3-0 in a four game series. A four game sweep is difficult and with two White Sox runs in the top of the first aided by bad defense from the Royals. The Chicago White Sox appeared to be on their way to salvaging the final game of the series. Chicago went up 3-0 in the third but the Royals finally got on the board with five runs in the bottom of the third. Cheslor Cuthbert and Jorge Soler both homered in the five run third. The Royals never trailed after that and held on to a 6-5 win.
The only two Royals without a hit in this game were Whit Merrifield and Nicky Lopez. Cheslor Cuthbert has three hits. Hunter Dozier, Jorge Soler, Bubba Starling and Billy Hamilton all had two hits.
This was Bubba Starling’s best game on offense. He went 2-for-3 with a double, walk and two runs.
Jorge Soler hit his 26th home run of the season.
Brad Keller had a nice start after struggling through bad defense behind him to start the game. Keller ended up allowing four runs, two of them earned, on nine hits and two walks in 6.1 innings. He had seven strikeouts.
Tim Hill pitched a perfect 1.2 innings to get the game to the ninth.
Ian Kennedy struggled but was fortunate to be facing the White Sox in this game. Kennedy allowed a run on two hits and a walk in the ninth. However, he caught AJ Reed looking at a called third strike to hold on and get the save.
The Royals start a three game weekend series in Cleveland on Friday.