Scott Guthrie, a tight end at Hickman, will play football for Washington University in St. Louis next season.
Guthrie, who plans to major in pharmaceutical medicine, received offers to play at Truman State, Stanford and Cornell, among others, but decided Washington offered the best education and chance to play immediately.
Washington, an NCAA Division III school, went 6-4 last year and won the University Athletic Association conference title.
Guthrie, who is 6 feet 2, 215 pounds, said he thinks of himself as a potential NFL player, but he had to decide which school would be best for him for his entire life, not his football career.
The Tigers lost to Southwest Missouri State 5-4 in a game rain delayed 2 hours, 7 minutes in the bottom of the eighth inning at Taylor Stadium.
SMS (19-17) had a four-run third inning. Jake Manning had a two-run double.
The Tigers (24-14-1) countered in the fifth with freshman John McKee’s three-run home run. It was his first hit as a Tiger.
ROCK BRIDGE BASEBALL
The Bruins beat Moberly 9-3 behind Johnny Kruse’s two hits, one RBI and three runs scored. Ryan Concannon added two hits, including a double, and two runs.
Rock Bridge (8-2) scored four in the first inning, three in the second and two in the third, and Moberly scored once in each of the first three innings.
Andrew Malson (2-0) pitched four innings and gave up three hits for Rock Bridge.
ROCK BRIDGE TENNIS
The Bruins beat Helias 8-1 to continue their perfect season.
Helias challenged Rock Bridge (8-0) in the top three single matches. Kyle Kinderknecht took the Bruins’ loss, 2-6, 4-6 against Helias’ Matt Schlueter in No. 2 singles.
After losing the first set, Jon-Eric Meyer won No. 1 singles in a tiebreaker against Andy LeRoy. Matt Dresner needed a first set tiebreaker to beat Scott Schlueter in No. 3 singles.
Justin Winner, Dennis Smith and Stefan Nosic easily won their single matches.
ROCK BRIDGE GOLF
Jeff Pope led all golfers with a 73, and Rock Bridge beat Helias 304-332 at Eagle Knoll. The Bruins had the top four scores. Ben Lake and Thomas Schuenemeyer shot a 76, and Jay Rader added a 79.
Sophomores Denise Knaebel, Emily Spellman, Kelli Strubinger and Stephanie Turner were named to the Academic All-Big 12 Conference team. Tara Jacobson, a senior, was selected to the second team.
Senior Michael Radek was named to the men’s first team, and sophomore David Jenkins was selected to the second team.
Today’s game against Pittsburg State has been canceled because of a scheduling conflict.
COLUMBIA COLLEGE SOFTBALL
In this week’s NAIA poll, Columbia dropped one spot to No. 7 after losing to William Penn (Iowa) on Saturday. The Cougars went 7-1 last week.
Wim Suurbier, a former Dutch national player, will hold a demonstration and clinic 6-8 p.m. Monday at Pride Park, 5023 Roger Wilson Memorial Drive, to promote this summer’s Ajax Recruitment and Training Camp.
The Older American Klub has tickets for the Cardinals game against Philadelphia at 12:10 p.m. April 29. A ticket and transportation to the game cost $20. Call Columbia Parks and Recreation at 874-7475 to reserve a ticket.
The Kewpies’ match against Marshall was postponed because of rain and will be played at 4 p.m. today at Hickman.