Sedalia Bombers slugger Andrew Warner has a good eye.
Bearded and 6-foot-2, Warner lumbers to the plate to the sounds of Marvin Gaye and leans back to examine the defense. There is a hearty smack when he squares up a pitch, often not in proportion to a swing that appears effortless, like a flick of the wrist.
With the season at stake in the MINK League Playoffs, Warner walked and scored twice and drove the game-winning double far enough for Trey Harris — never the fastest in a lineup — to score from first.
From swatting homers to taking walks, Warner’s plate discipline is a product of sharp vision. He brings the same attention to detail to crime scene investigation photography as a criminal justice major at Columbia College.
“I’m just seeing (the ball) well,” Warner said. “Feeling good, finally.”
A knee injury relegated Warner to a designated hitter’s role for Sedalia. He’s just happy