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WEEK IN PHOTOS: Floods close road; Toddlers take on trucks

Sunday, April 6, 2014 | 8:08 p.m. CDT; updated 8:50 p.m. CDT, Sunday, April 6, 2014

COLUMBIA – This week college and high school baseball, toddlers trying out truck, a road closed by flood, and a controlled burn caught the eye of Missourian photographers.

Photographer Katie Bell captures Missouri's Shane Segovia throwing the ball to first basemen Kendall Keeton, while trying to beat Georgia's Stephen Wrenn to the base on Saturday at Taylor Stadium. Missouri lost 7-2.

In this photo by John Farmer de la Torre, Rock Bridge High School's Chandler Wyatt hurls a pitch during a game against the St. Dominic Crusaders on Friday at the school's no artificial turf field. Wyatt ultimately shut out the Crusaders leading the Bruins to a 2-0 victory.

First Ward candidate Bill Easley gets his haircut at Unitee Barbershop on Sexton Road in this photo by Greg Kendall-Ball. Easley is one of three candidates running for the open First Ward City Council seat that will be up for a vote on Tuesday.

Gale Blomenkamp, battalion chief of the Boone County Fire Protection District, carries a child toward an ambulance after a two car accident Thursday on Highway 63, in this photo by Alex Scott. Three people involved in the accident were taken to University Hospital with minor injuries. 

Flood waters from the week's sever storms cover Blackfoot Road on Thursday, in this photo by Melissa Fogarty. According to a road sign marking height the road was covered in about 6 inches of water. Because of the flooding, Boone County Public Works had to close part of the road.

From left, twins Ian and Mason Zimmermann, 3, sit on a Bobcat compact excavator while attending the Columbia Parks and Recreation event Tons of Trucks on Wednesday in the Target parking lot, in this photo by Marissa Weiher. The event was free to the public. 

Mellisa Fogarty captures Battle High School baseball players, from left, Derek Underwood, Seth Gerardy and Brent McCrary standing in the bullpen after head coach Jared Wood kicked them out of the dugout following the top of the 5th inning during Tuesday's game against Helias at Battle. The Spartans were losing 11-1, and ultimately lost 16-1.

Stephen Phillips uses a tool called a flapper to control a burn on his farm Tuesday, in this photo by Alex Scott. Phillips says he must call the Boone County Fire Protection District before a burn or passers-by might get worried and call the fire department.

Supervising editor is Ben Kupiszewski.


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