Missouri spokesman: Bormet’s injury likely season ending

Outfielder Cade Bormet, a University of Missouri freshman from Reagan, likely is out for the season after suffering a facial fracture last week in a home game against Georgia.

Missouri’s Cade Bormet

Bormet was hospitalized last Thursday after crashing into a wall while chasing a ball tailing foul down the right field line.

A Missouri spokesman said Bormet’s condition is improving.

“Cade is doing much better,” the spokesman said in an email. “He did break the left orbital bone in his face, suffered a concussion and a large laceration on his left knee.

“He’s likely out for the remainder of the year as he recovers.”

As a high school player, Bormet helped lead Reagan to the state runner-up finishes in both 2014 and 2017.

He hit .360 with five home runs as a senior.

At Missouri, Bormet has played in 34 games with 15 starts. He is batting .261 with seven doubles, six RBI and 13 runs scored.