Six-run rally puts Game 2 win on ice, as Maroon squad evens MSU Fall World Series at one game apiece
Three-run fourth inning sparks White team in Game 1 victory
Returning Bears Competing in Leagues From California to Massachusetts
Background: Ruff joins 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.