Royals draft Modglin

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Scott City senior Ryan Modglin, who recently helped the Rams baseball team win their first state championship, was drafted Friday by the Kansas City Royals.

Modglin was selected in the 39th round of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft. He was the 1,165th pick overall.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound right-handed pitcher posted an 8-1 record, a 0.48 earned run average and 109 strikeouts this past season in 58 inning for Scott City.

He also had a nice year with the bat. He had a .619 average with 10 homers and 44 RBIs in 63 at-bats through district play.

Modglin has already signed to play baseball next season at Missouri State, a decision he made last fall. Still, he could chose to forego college to play professional ball.

He told the Southeast Missourian two weeks ago before leaving for the state tournament: "I'd love to go play professional ball after high school. It's got to be a better money offer than college, and I have to get drafted in the upper rounds. It's got to be a better offer than college because I've got a great deal at Missouri State."

Modglin was the winning pitcher in the Class 2 semifinal game against Hallsville. He tossed a complete game in the Rams' five-inning, 10-0 win over the Indians, allowing two hits and one walk while striking out five.

Girls soccer

Perryville freshman Natalie Bauwens, who started the soccer season on the Pirates bench, was honored recently as the Class 1 Southeast region goalkeeper of the year.

Bauwens took over in net about eight games into the season, replacing sophomore Emily Westmoreland, who tore her ACL. The freshman helped lead the Perryville to its best season in school history. The Pirates advanced to the Class 1 quarterfinals for the first time, but lost to Notre Dame St. Louis 5-1.

Senior Kendra Schilli was selected as the Class 1 Southeast region offense player of the year, while Pirates coach Stacie Sargent earned Southeast region coach of the year.

Bauwens, Schilli, junior Alicia Kueker, sophomore Emily Hanquist and junior Ava Johnson were selected to the Class 1 Southeast all-region team.

Notre Dame, which lost to Perryville 1-0 in the Class 1 District 1 title game, had four players receive awards.

Junior forward Mindy Siebert was named the Class 1 Southeast region player of the year, while junior Alex Fowler was named the Class 1 Southeast defense player of the year.

Siebert and Fowler, along with freshman Anna Wren and junior Molly Proffer, were named to the Southeast all-region team.

Notre Dame senior goalie Shelley Frank made the team as a honorable mention selection.

Four St. Vincent players also made the Class 1 Southeast all-region team: junior Courtney Besand, senior Jessica Welker, senior Brooke Brown and senior Kelsey Cissell.

Class 1 Southeast all-region girls soccer team

Carrie Stone, jr., forward, St. Pius-Festus; Meghan O'Sullivan, jr., Forward Windsor; Morgan Milfeld, sr., midfielder, DeSoto; Alanna Ott, sr., forward, DeSoto; Candice Evans, sr., midfielder, DeSoto; Mindy Siebert, jr., forward, Notre Dame; Anna Wren, fr., forward, Notre Dame; Alex Fowler, jr., defender, Notre Dame; Molly Proffer, jr., defender, Notre Dame; Jordi Ferrell, sr., forward, Sikeston; Abbi Keefer, jr., forward, Sikeston; Courtney Besand, jr,; forward, St. Vincent; Jessica Welker, sr., midfielder, St. Vincent; Brooke Brown, sr., Defender, St. Vincent; Kelsey Cissell, sr., defender, St. Vincent; Kendra Schilli, sr., forward, Perryville; Ava Johnson, jr., midfielder, Perryville; Emily Hanquist, so., defender, Perryville; Natalie Bauwens, fr., goalkeeper, Perryville; Alicia Kueker, jr., forward, Perryville. Honorable mention: Kourtney Luaders, St. Pius-Festus; Breanna Lewis, DeSoto; Shelley Frank, Notre Dame; Katie DeLaRosa, Sikeston.

SEMO all-conference girls soccer team

@z_agate_no tab_no indnt_bld ld:First team -- Morgan Riddick, so., Jackson; Jenni Tenholder, sr., Jackson; Chelsea Dale, sr., Jackson; Bobbi Jo Schlick, jr., Jackson; Lauren Drewett, sr., Jackson; Paige Schumer, sr., Notre Dame; Mindy Siebert, jr., Notre Dame; Taylor Sanders, jr., Notre Dame; Alex Fowler, jr., Notre Dame; Katie Godwin, fr., Poplar Bluff; Chelsea Garner, sr., Poplar Bluff; Jordi Ferrell, sr., Sikeston; Abbi Keefer, jr., Sikeston; Heather Deisher, sr., Central; Sarah Uptmor, jr., Central.

Second team -- Megan Davidson, jr., Jackson; Kasey Crowden, fr., Jackson; Hannah Roach, so., Jackson; Courtney Luehmann, jr., Notre Dame; Anna Wren, fr., Notre Dame; Molly Proffer, jr., Notre Dame; Shelley Frank, sr., Notre Dame; Jackie LeGrand, sr., Poplar Bluff; Allie Thomas, fr., Poplar Bluff; Morgan Allen, sr., Poplar Bluff; Katie DeLaRosa, sr., Sikeston; Ariel Reynolds, jr., Sikeston; Laura Lusk, sr., Central; Haley Pilsner, sr., Central; Danielle Markhart, so., Central.

Honorable mention -- Jenna Matthews, sr., Central; Amber Minner, sr., Sikeston; Miranda Burroughs, fr., Poplar Bluff; Katelyn Myracle, jr., Jackson; Farrah Malik, so., Central; Alyssa Ruopp, so., Notre Dame; Jasmin Sumrall, jr., Poplar Bluff; Meagan Stucker, jr., Poplar Bluff; Emily Thompson, jr., Jackson; Tierra Walker, sr., Central; Breanna Moore, so., Poplar Bluff; Amanda Pleimann, jr., Notre Dame. Baseball selections

Class 1, District 2 all-district team

Sials Dill, sr., Bernie; Jake Welch, sr., Bernie; Nick Niemczyk, sr., Bell City; Cody Van de Ven, sr., Leopold; Kody Campbell, sr., Oran; Caleb Seyer, sr., Oran; Steven Dooley, sr. Oran; Jayden Pobst jr., Oran; Tyler Beardslee, sr., Oran; Alex Chasteen, sr., Oran.

Basketball signing

Scott City senior Jay Simmons has agreed to play basketball next school year at Division III Fontbonne University in St. Louis.

Simmons was an all-coference and all-region selection each of his last two seasons with the Rams. He holds the Scott City record for the most 3-pointers made in one year, scoring 93 his junior season.

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