Bombers dropped by Branson

The Sedalia Bombers fell to Branson 16-4 on Wednesday in a MINK League game in Branson.

The Nationals scored 10 runs in the fourth to take an 11-2 lead.

Hunter Leeper went 3 for 3 int he loss. Travis Tokarek drove in two runs.

Christopher Mancha took the loss, pitching 3 1-3 innings and allowing nine runs on six hits. He walked four and struck out three.

MLB Draft

Two more former Bombers were selected in the Major League draft.

The Colorado Rockies picked shortstop Mylz Jones out of Cal State Bakersfield in the 13th round with pick No. 377.

Jones hit a team-high .344 last summer with the Bombers, driving in nine runs. In 2013 with the Bombers, he hit .288 and drove in eight runs.

In the 33rd round with pick No. 1,005, the Los Angeles Angels picked left-handed pitcher Winston Lavendier.

The Cal State-Dominguez Hills product joined the Bombers for the NBC World Series last summer, earning the win as the Bombers beat the Austin Shockers 2-1.

Lavendier and Jones join Peter Fairbanks, drafted by the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.

Sedalia Democrat
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