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Stangel, three others leaving Mizzou softball team

By Austin Huguelet, Columbia Missourian

Casey Stangel pitched the five inning game against North Dakota State on Saturday. Missouri won 11-2.

Starting pitcher Casey Stangel has left the Missouri program.

COLUMBIA — Four Missouri softball players, including freshman starting pitcher Casey Stangel, are leaving the program, coach Ehren Earleywine said.

“I can confirm that Sarah Moore, Carlie Rose, Kelli Schkade and Casey Stangel are no longer members of our program,” he said in a statement released Wednesday. “We wish Sarah, Carlie, Kelly and Casey the best and thank them and their families for being a part of our program.”

The exact reasons for the four players’ transfers are not clear.

Stangel, a lefthander, posted a 15-10 record with a 3.27 ERA in her first season with the Tigers, including 14 complete games. Stangel was named MaxPreps’ player of the year her senior season for Lake City High School in Couer d’Alene, Idaho, after she compiled a .640 batting average and a perfect 28-0 record with a 0.73 ERA on the mound.

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Jankovic to transfer from Missouri

By The Associated Press

COLUMBIA — Missouri’s bench just got smaller.

The school said Friday that sophomore forward Stefan Jankovic will be transferring, saying he is hoping for more playing time elsewhere.

“This was a tough decision for me, and Missouri will always hold a special place in my heart, but this was about having the opportunity to find a better fit where I could play a larger role on the court,” Jankovic said. “I am looking forward to my next opportunity and want to wish everyone at Mizzou all the best this year.”

The 6-foot-11-inch, 242-pound native of Serbia played in 28 games for the Tigers, averaging 3.1 points and 1.6 rebounds. He scored nine points in 18 minutes in this year’s opener, but only added one combined point in eight-plus minutes during Missouri’s next two games.

Coach Frank Haith said before the season that Jankovic didn’t always understand his role on the court last year.

Missouri faces Gardner-Webb at 2:30 p.m. today.


Phil Pressey declares for NBA draft, leaves behind inexperienced Mizzou backcourt

By Matthew Fairburn

Frank Haith, right, huddles with the team during a time out in the Auburn game. Missouri is 14-0 at home and winless on the road.

The Missouri Tigers will have a very different look next year with the loss of Phil Pressey, center, graduating seniors and transfers.

Missouri junior guard Phil Pressey announced his intention to enter the 2013 NBA draft, ending his career as a Tiger and leaving behind an inexperienced backcourt in Columbia.

Pressey, who has signed with an agent, announced his decision on Wednesday. According to NCAA rules, when an athlete signs with an agent her or she is no longer able to compete at the collegiate level.

Pressey’s departure comes on the heels of Negus Webster-Chen announcing he will transfer. The only other point guard who has seen significant action for Missouri this season was Keion Bell, who is a senior.

The two likely candidates to take over at point guard are Jordan Clarkson and Wesley Clark. Clarkson sat out the 2012-13 season after transferring from Tulsa, where he average 16.5 point per game as a sophomore.

Clark, meanwhile, will enter the program as a true freshman. A four-star recruit of Romulus, Mich., according to Rivals.com, Clark has the promise to become Missouri’s starting point guard eventually, but it’s tough say how much he will contribute right away. Even Pressey only started 12 games as a true freshman.

Pressey’s production won’t be easy to replace. While he shot only 37 percent from the field, he averaged 11.9 points and 7.1 assists per game this season, setting the Missouri career record for assists in the process.

Despite the impressive statistics, Pressey was plagued by questionable decision-making late in games and finished his career 0-3 in NCAA tournament games. Leaving Missouri without winning was the hardest part of the decision for him.

“I wish we could have brought home a national championship banner, but coming to Mizzou was the best decision of my life,” Pressey said in a release from the school.

Beyond the depleted backcourt, Missouri also has to find a way to replace seniors Laurence Bowers and Alex Oriakhi, who accounted for a big chunk of the team’s production in the paint. Tony Criswell received more minutes than any returning frontcourt player, but the team’s roster is inexperienced in that area as well.

With three scholarships remaining, coach Frank Haith still has a chance to add to the roster. With the departure of Phil Pressey, the last of coach Mike Anderson’s recruits is now gone, and the Tigers’ roster for the 2013-14 season will have been built entirely by Haith and his staff.

Mizzou Pitcher Bailey Erwin Transfers

By Karl Roskamp 

Missouri’s number two pitcher Bailey Erwin announced her intent to transfer on Monday afternoon.

“I’ve decided to transfer from Mizzou for personal reasons and will keep those reasons to myself,” Erwin said via Twitter. “I want to thank everyone who has supported me in my time here, especially my teammates.”

Erwin came into the season as the Tiger’s second pitcher behind two time All-American, Chelsea Thomas.  Even though Erwin hasn’t lost a game, Nicole Hudson has challenged her spot in the rotation.

Both are 3-0 with one shutout, but Hudson has a lower ERA, 1.40 to 2.33, and has allowed a lower opponents batting average, .200 to .230.

Recently, coach Ehren Earleywine mentioned that Erwin needed to develop her pitches.  In this year’s Black & Gold Game, he said, “she got hit hard,” because she was continuously throwing fastballs.  Erwin pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed nine hits, including two home runs as well as several hard hit balls that went straight to outfielders.  Earleywine has said she needs to get her change up to “another level” to keep hitters off balance.

Erwin’s departure will leave a large gap in Missouri’s pitching depth.  Despite a shaky start, Erwin pitched 24 innings this season, only four less than Thomas.  Without Erwin’s ability to pitch deep into games, Thomas will likely see less rest.   Earleywine will rely more on Hudson, who prior to the season, hadn’t pitched since 2011 and Lindsey Muller, who pitched one inning this season.

Missouri will play its first series without Erwin starting Friday against No. 9 Texas A&M.

Supervising Editor for this story was Megan Rentschler