The Maneater

Feb. 16, 2020

Missouri State junior third baseman Brayden Drake picks up one of his two hits for the game. Drake also had an RBI and a run scored.

Missouri sophomore infielder Greg Folgia bats in the second inning. Folgia reached base on a walk.

Missouri freshman infielder Andrew Thigpen commits an error, allowing Missouri State senior outfielder Ben Woodbury to reach second base.

Missouri senior outfielder Jacob Priday returns to the MU dugout following his three-run homer in the sixth inning that gave the Tigers an 8-3 lead.

The Tigers traveled to Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo., to play the Missouri State Bears on Wednesday. Hammons Field is home to the Springfield Cardinals minor league baseball team.

Beaches are no places for sweaters and jackets, but some sandals are in order here.

Missouri’s favorite name-dropping darling, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, is back with yet another bone to pick with history. This time World War I General John Pershing is up for discussion.

STRIPES volunteers Sally Leimberg and Tom McDermott wait to pick up riders on March 15. Friends since before joining STRIPES, Leimberg and McDermott often carry on a lively conversation while driving on weekends for STRIPES.

Juniors Valerie Bu and Sally Leimberg prepare receipts for riders on March 15 at the STRIPES house. Bu, who drives instead of taking calls because she is hearing-impaired, started volunteering for STRIPES after her 21st birthday.

Sophomore Alex Popp receives a dispatch from the STRIPES house while preparing a receipt for the rider in his team’s car on Friday. Popp became a volunteer with STRIPES after learning about the program at his Summer Welcome orientation.

Freshman Matt Wheeler, STRIPES Director Domingo Pacheco and sophomore Tanner Tucker study a map showing STRIPES’ area of service at the STRIPES house on Friday. STRIPES gives rides to MU students throughout Columbia on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Senior Casey Conklin prepares to make her first pickup of the night after filling up her gas tank on Friday. Friday was Conklin’s first night driving for STRIPES after she turned 21 in December.

Freshman outfielder Jonah Schmidt waits in the on deck circle as heavy rain falls during Wednesday’s game against Missouri State at Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo. Schmidt hit a home run, had three hits and three RBIs in the Tigers’ 8-4 rain-shortened win against the Bears.

Mid-Missouri Peaceworks Director Mark Haim addresses the economic costs of the Iraq war on Tuesday night in Strickland Hall. Although he primarily discussed economics, Haim also said he “would oppose this war if it was free.”

Missouri Ninth Congressional District candidate Ken Jacob and talks with MU College Democrats president Caitlin Ellis on Thursday night. Jacob spoke about his plans to improve access to higher education.

Twenty-fifth District Democratic candidates Bob Pund and Mary Still talk before the candidate forum on Wednesday night at the Columbia Public Library.

Intercollegiate Athletics Committee Chairwoman Anne McKendry and Lori Franz, NCAA Faculty Representative of Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, speak as guests during Thursday afternoon’s Faculty Council meeting in Memorial Union. Franz and McKenry said MU athletes are doing well academically.

Columbia resident Darlene Dixon talks with newly appointed Boone County Democratic Party Executive Director Mark Buhrmester prior to the Boone County Democratic Central Committee meeting at the Roger Wilson Government Center on Thursday. Buhrmester is graduating from MU this spring and will be one of the youngest employees on the committee.

Singer Shannon Diaz of Shirelle C. Limes and the Lemons performs at the Cherry Street Artisan on Thursday night for the ‘Rock Against Rape’ fundraiser. Stronger Together Against Rape sponsored the event.

A person suspected of committing larcenies at the Student Recreation Complex exits The Jungle Gym. The MU Police Department cannot release a physical description of the suspect or any information about the larcenies.