Mizzou is out hit by SEMO in a 9-7 loss

Text by John Guminski

Photos by Zach Garcia

Southeast Missouri State first baseman Matt Tellor (19) celebrates with his teammates after defeating Missouri 9-7 on Tuesday. Tellor hit a tie-breaking, solo home run in the top of the ninth inning to put the Tigers away for good in a back-and-forth game on April 30, 2013 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia.

Southeast Missouri State first baseman Matt Tellor (19) celebrates with his teammates after defeating Missouri 9-7 on Tuesday. Tellor hit a tie-breaking, solo home run in the top of the ninth inning to put the Tigers away for good in a back-and-forth game on April 30, 2013 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia.

Before Missouri (15-25) recorded an out on Tuesday evening, it took a blow both on the scoreboard and to its outfield.

With a runner on first, left fielder Case Munson made a sprawling attempt at a sinking line drive, only to come up short. Munson immediately grabbed for his shoulder as the ball rolled all the way to the wall.

By the time the relay throw came to home, it was too late, and the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (21-25) had a two run lead.

Munson left the game, but coach Tim Jamieson is hopeful that he will be able to play this weekend at Texas A&M.

“(His shoulder) popped out and popped back in,” Jamieson said. “His strength was good afterwards and the early indications are good. We will see what the doctors say and how he feels tomorrow.”

Losing Munson would be a huge blow to the Tigers’ offense. Munson has started 33 games for Missouri this year, hitting .252 with 1 home run.

Munson’s injury was not the only injury for the game. Starting pitcher Alec Rash left the game in the fourth inning with a sore elbow. The injury forced Jamieson into using the bullpen early.

The Tigers continued fight back despite a lackluster bullpen performance. Southeast Missouri State leadoff men reached on base in eight innings. The Redhawks also outhit the Tigers 15-8.

Breckin Williams (0-3) took the loss, surrending two runs in the ninth inning.

Jamieson was unhappy with his staff’s overall performance.

“Guys got to step up on the mound and put up a zero,” Jamieson said. “We didn’t do that from the leadoff man on. We did not pitch well.”

Missouri will play three games this weekend at Texas A&M. The Aggies sit one game ahead of the Tigers in the SEC standings.

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