Boone gets Big 12 honor after strong weekend

Wednesday, March 17, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 7:56 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 12, 2008

Missouri right fielder James Boone was named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Boone, a sophomore, went 10-for-15 and had a pair of doubles at the Easton/USA Challenge last weekend. Boone is batting .383 and has 11 RBIs.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE SOFTBALL: The No. 10 Cougars swept William Baptist College 6-1 and 9-1 in an American Midwest Conference doubleheader. The wins pushed their winning streak to 13. Monica Mueller (8-1) struck out 13 to lead the Cougars (14-3) in the first game.

Mueller won AMC and Region V pitcher of the week honors, giving up one run in 29 innings while going 5-0 last week. Cougars third baseman Megan Kuntze was conference and region player of the week after hitting .448 and scoring 14 runs last week.

MU SOCCER: The Tigers start their spring schedule April 3 in St. Louis against Purdue.

The Tigers also play Ohio State, Arkansas and a team of former Tigers before finishing the exhibition season at home against Drake on April 25.

CULVER-STOCKTON BASEBALL: Tyson Klemme, a former Rock Bridge player, was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for March 8-14. Klemme struck out six in a win against California Baptist and had a 2.89 ERA in 9 1/3 innings pitched for the week.

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