Warm weather, hot bats for Mizzou baseball

By Philip Joens

Missouri's Eric Anderson scores on a Kendall Keeton single in the third inning of Missouri's 11-5 win over Alcorn State in the first game of the doubleheader. Anderson hit his first career home run for the Tigers in the fourth inning. (Philip Joens/KBIA Sports)

Missouri’s Eric Anderson rounds third base on this was to score on a Kendall Keeton single in the third inning of the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader. Anderson hit his first career home run for the Tigers in the fourth inning. (Philip Joens/KBIA Sports)

The first day of a weekday doubleheader turned into a leisurely day at the ballpark for Missouri Tigers players and fans.

Shane Segovia and Eric Anderson both hit their first career home runs, helping Missouri cruised to an 11-5 win over Alcorn State in the first game.

The teams were to play single games on Tuesday and Wednesday but the threat of cold, rainy weather on Wednesday persuaded officials to try to get both games in on Tuesday.

Segovia’s home run put the Tigers up 2-0 in the first. Missouri scored two more when Keaton Steele singled to center field and Ryan Howard doubled down the left field line.

Segovia scored in the fourth when Moses Charles threw the ball into the Alcorn State dugout trying to throw Steele out at first. On the next at-bat Zach Lavy hit a triple that scored Steele.

Griffin Goodrich pitched six innings for the Tigers giving up nine hits to the Braves, but the damage to just three runs.

Missouri starts conference play on Friday when Tennessee comes to Columbia for a three-game match up. Games are scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

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