Moeller baseball standout Tyler McDonough commits to Missouri

Posted at 8:45 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 21:23:29-04

CINCINNATI -- Moeller 2018 infielder/catcher Tyler McDonough verbally committed to the University of Missouri, a day after he was offered a scholarship at the school’s baseball camp.

"He likes the opportunity to play in the SEC and for their new coaching staff," Moeller coach Tim Held said. "I expect him to bat at the top of the order for us and to start for us in the middle infield or behind the plate and to use his experience from his sophomore year to become a team leader on the field and in the dugout."

McDonough hit .276 with seven doubles, a triple, 15 RBI and 12 stolen bases for the Crusaders (20-9) last spring. He also scored 22 runs.

He also had offers that included Kent State, Evansville and Wright State. He was second-team all-GCL South as a sophomore catcher last season.

"Ty's strengths are his versatility to play multiple positions and his ability to hit," said Prep Baseball Report analyst JD Heilmann. 

Missouri has a new baseball coach in Steve Bieser and Heilmann said the Tigers likely noticed McDonough he participated in the PBR Future Games - one of the top recruiting events in the country.

Missouri pitcher Grant Macciocchi, a 2015 Moeller graduate, is on the Tigers' staff and made two starts this past spring.