Posted: Thursday, 25 April 2013 3:37PM

Parkview baseball quartet signs to next level



SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Four Parkview baseball seniors sat shoulder to shoulder Wednesday afternoon in the cafeteria, each signing to a different university: Brandon Beavers (Highland CC, Highland, KS), Andrew Kendrick (Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO), Tyler Nemmers (William Woods, Fulton, MO), Landan Ruff (Missouri State).

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Last season these players were part of the first Parkview baseball team to win the Ozark Conference in 43 years.  This group has been together on the diamond since they were 11 years old; three of them since age 7.

Brandon Beavers (6’0”, 165lbs) is the starting left fielder for the Vikings. After a sophomore All Ozarks Conference selection, Beavers hit .284 with 5 doubles, 15 RBI and 4 steals as a junior. He has accepted a scholarship to play baseball at Highland Community College, a Division I junior college in Highland, Kansas. Brandon will fill an outfield role for the Scotties. Currently Brandon is interested in Criminal Justice as a course of study.

Andrew Kendrick (6’1”, 225lbs) is the first baseman and clean-up hitter for the Vikings in his senior season. Kendrick started his high school career at Parkview as the DH while still a freshman. Kendrick has been the starter at 1st base since his sophomore year and has been recognized with an All Ozark
Conference selection twice in his high school career. Andrew will be taking his .325 average, 4 home runs, 6 doubles and 29 RBI of a year ago on to Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO where he will have an opportunity to be their everyday first baseman. Andrew plans on studying Sports Management.

Tyler Nemmers (5’11”, 165lbs) has been the starting shortstop for the Vikings the last three seasons.  He currently bats in the second slot for Parkview following a breakout season his junior year. Tyler posted a .368 average, 4 doubles, 8 RBI, and 3 stolen bases to earn an All Ozarks Conference selection.  Nemmers looks to become the everyday shortstop for the William Woods University Owls in Fulton, MO next season. He will be studying Criminal Justice Administration.

Landan Ruff (6’2”, 185lbs) is currently roaming right field for the Vikings, a role he expects to fill at the collegiate level. After an outstanding junior season where he hit .324 with 4 homers and 8 doubles, driving in 18 runs and stealing 10 bases Landan earned an All Ozarks Conference selection. Ruff also had 4 saves as the Viking closer. Landan will be keeping his baseball talent right here in Springfield as he’ll be signing a letter of intent to attend Missouri State University where he plans on following a Pre-Med course of study with hopes of becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon.

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