Snow was flying and there was a cold wind in the area on Saturday, but baseball was a prime subject as the Cardinal Caravan stopped in Hannibal and Quincy.

One of two pitching prospects on this leg of the caravan was Zach Petrick. He wasn’t drafted but signed out of college as a free agent. Petrick was 7-3 overall last summer as he advanced from Peoria to Palm Beach to Springfield. His ERA was an impressive 1.99.  Petrick struck out 122 hitters while walking only 23 through 113 and 1/3 innings.

KHMO's Bill Shuler visited with Zach prior to the Cardinal Caravan program in Hannibal: