Paulsen's three-run home highlights Game 1 victory for White club
Returning Bears competing in leagues from California to North Carolina
MSU improves to 5-2 in extra-inning games behind clutch efforts from Paulsen and Young
Maroon team scores six times in 8th to overcome deficit, take 3-1 series lead
Jefferson sparks Maroons to Game 3 Win, 2-1 Series Lead
MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2014)
MVC Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2014)
2014: Ruff sat out the season as a redshirt...Received MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award and Academic Honor Roll recognition for his work in the classroom.
Background: Joined former Springfield Parkview High School Spencer Johnson on the Bears' roster after completing a standout prep career as an outfielder for the Vikings...A two-sport athlete and National Honor Student, Ruff was a Springfield News-Leader All-Ozarks pick as a senior, batting .381 with 30 runs scored, five home runs, 19 runs batted-in...Was an All-Ozark Conference choice as a junior in 2012 after helping PHS to its first conference title in baseball since 1969 with a .324 batting mark, four homers, 18 RBIs and 10 steals...Also quarterbacked Parkview's varsity football squad to an 8-3 season last fall, earning all-conference and all-district recognition, as well as MFCA Academic All-State honors for the second straight year.
Personal: Landan Robert Ruff is the son of Robert and Terry Ruff...Born October 22, 1994 in Springfield, Mo...Plans to pursue a pre-med course of study in cell and molecular biology.