May 31, 2011 in Sports

Goodson selects Baylor for football

 

Former Gonzaga University men’s basketball point guard Demetri Goodson is joining the Baylor football team, according to a Houston television station.

The Spring, Texas, native reportedly looked at several schools in his home state, including Texas A&M and Texas State.

“Just get my transcript from Gonzaga shipped over to Baylor,” Goodson told Fox 26. “I shipped it out (Saturday). Once they get all that stuff done, I’ll be there. It’s a great feeling.

“I’m excited. A bit nervous because I haven’t played (football) in a while. Once I go and start hitting the weights and learning their system, I’ll be all right.”

Goodson announced earlier this month he was bypassing his senior season at Gonzaga to pursue football. He’ll have two years of football eligibility.

“I could probably go overseas and make some money,” Goodson said. “But professionally, football will be a better move for me just because of the number of basketball players who make it and the number of football players. That was basically why I did it.”

Goodson, who hasn’t played football since his sophomore season at Klein Collins High, expects to play cornerback.

Jim Meehan

College baseball

Continuing to struggle at the plate on the biggest stage, host Lewis-Clark State College was eliminated from the 55th annual NAIA World Series with a 7-3 loss to Lee in Lewiston.

The Warriors (38-17) lost two in a row after winning their opener, going a combined 3 for 28 with runners in scoring position. They were 1 for 13 Monday and stranded 14 runners.

LCSC scored in the seventh on an infield out and RBI singles by Kevin Lovelace and Trent Bridges.

Prep baseball

Feeder games, designed to select area players for the All-State games, are scheduled Wednesday and Thursday at Shadle Park’s A.K. Jackson Field.

Games are A-2A vs. B at 4 p.m. and B vs. 4A-3A at 7 on Wednesday, with A-2A vs. 4A-3A at 4 on Thursday.

Ten players will be nominated for the All-State games June 11-12 in Wenatchee.


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