The Missouri Tigers won a midweek game against Missouri State 9-4 on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo. Senior short stop Shane Segovia recorded three doubles in the game, making him the second Tiger to do so this season. The Tigers improve to 15-16 overall and will travel to Lexington, Kentucky this weekend for a weekend series against the Kentucky Wildcats.
By Caroline Hecker
Missouri starting pitcher Peter Fairbanks recorded a career-best six innings, striking out four hitters and taking the win to improve to 3-2 on the year. Missouri beat the Missouri State Bears 9-4 on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
Tiger third baseman Ryan Howard grabs a routine ground ball in the Tigers’ 9-4 win over Missouri State on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The Tigers improve to 15-16 on the year.
Missouri catcher Dylan Kelly went 2-5 in Missouri’s win over Missouri State. The Tigers beat the Bears 9-4 on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
Tiger pitcher Peter Fairbanks gave up two runs to Missouri State in the first inning and only allowed two more inthe seventh inning. Missouri’s overall record improves to 15-16 following the 9-4 win over the Bears.
Tigers shortstop Josh Lester rounds second base following a single by Kendall Keeton in the bottom of the third inning. The 9-4 win improved the Tigers record to 15-16 overall. The game was played Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
Missouri DH Eric Anderson hits a single in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Tigers beat Missouri State 9-4 on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
Missouri second baseman Shane Segovia attempts to grab a passed ball as Missouri State’s Spencer Johnson advances to second. It wouldn’t be enough, as Missouri would go on to beat the Bears 9-4 on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
Missouri third baseman Ryan Howard bunts in the bottom of the fourth inning to advance two Tiger baserunners. The Tigers beat Missouri State 9-4 on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
Shane Segovia became the second Missouri player this season to record three doubles in one game. The Tigers would beat Missouri State 9-4 and improve to 15-16 on the year.
Missouri left fielder Dillon Everett advances to third on an Eric Anderson single in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Tigers beat in-state rival Missouri State 9-4 on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
Missouri starting pitcher Eric Anderson delivers a pitch in the third inning Sunday, April 6, 2014, against Georgia at Taylor Stadium. Anderson pitched a complete game allowing two runs on six hits with no walks and a career-high 12 strikeouts. It was Anderson’s first complete game of his Missouri career. Missouri beat Georgia 4-2.
Missouri third baseman Ryan Howard throws the ball to shortstop Josh Lester during a rundown of Georgia’s Hunter Cole during the fourth inning Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Taylor Stadium. Lester tagged out Cole on the play.
Missouri pitcher John Miles charts pitches by Eric Anderson during a fourth-inning at bat by Georgia’s Nelson Ward on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Missouri beat Georgia 4-2 at Taylor Stadium.
Missouri freshman Ryan Howard looks at the pitcher and pulls his right sleeve down before entering the batter’s box in the eighth inning Sunday, April 6, 2014. Howard’s at bat resulted in a walk. Howard batted 1-for-3 in Missouri’s 4-2 win over Georgia at Taylor Stadium.
Missouri players celebrate Sunday’s win after the final out in the ninth inning. Pictured from left to right are Josh Lester, Kendall Keeton, Shane Segovia (11), Ryan Howard (wearing a tan glove), Jake Ring and Jake Ivory (21). Missouri beat Georgia 4-2 on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Taylor Stadium.
Missouri junior Brett Graves (second from left) directs his teammates to position the tarp as teammate Jordan Getzelman watches after Missouri beat Georgia 4-2 on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Taylor Stadium. Getzelman’s arm is in a cast because he underwent left wrist surgery March 25. Missouri coach Tim Jamieson said Getzelman’s recovery will take four to five months, so he will miss the rest of the 2014 season.
By Caroline Hecker Photos by Erik Hall
Missouri pitcher Eric Anderson’s career high 12 strikeouts and first-ever complete game kept the Tigers from being swept by the Georgia Bulldogs in this weekend’s series.
After dropping the first two games of the series to the Bulldogs, Missouri came into Sunday’s game “angry.”
“I think we played with a little edge, you know, a little anger almost,” shortstop Josh Lester said. “Friday and Saturday just weren’t us and we wanted to prove we can beat them.”
The Tigers were solid on the mound, as Anderson scattered six hits over nine innings and allowed two runs.
“This win was huge, this game meant a lot to me,” Anderson said. “We’ve had some real tough losses but I hope today can get us going in the right direction. It’s tough to win when you’re not playing well.”
Anderson commanded control early on, something Josh Lester said he noticed immediately.
Tiger infielder Ryan Howard struggled offensively (0-6) in Missouri’s 2-1 loss on Friday, April 4, 2014. The Tigers will look to avenge the loss as the series continues Saturday, April 5, and Sunday April 6 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
Senior infielder Shane Segovia went 0-6 on the night in Missouri’s 2-1 loss to the Georgia Bulldogs on Friday, April 4, 2014. The series will continue on Saturday, April 5, and Sunday April 6 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
Missouri’s DH Erik Anderson scores the first run of the night in the bottom of the first inning for the Tigers in the series opener against the Georgia Bulldogs. Mizzou lost 2-1 to the Bulldogs on Friday, April 4, 2014 and Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
By Erik Hall
Photos by Caroline Hecker
Failed execution in the final innings cost the Missouri baseball team during Friday’s 2-1 loss to Georgia in 13 innings.
“Before we lose the game, we should have won the game,” Missouri coach Tim Jamieson said.
Missouri loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the 12th inning. The Tigers ended the threat with a strikeout and a groundout.
“The way they played their defense there, all you have to do is put the ball in play in the outfield, and the game is over,” Jamieson said. “The whole inning was set up to win, and we didn’t find a way to do it.”
Defensive lapses in the 13th inning sent Georgia home with the win. Georgia No. 6 hitter Daniel Nichols hit a ball to right-center field that was scored a double, but it would more accurately be called a single and defensive indifference.
COLUMBIA — The Missouri Tigers baseball team improved their record to 10-9 on Tuesday night beating the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers by a final score of 7-5 at Taylor Stadium.
Missouri left fielder Eric Anderson finished 2-4 with an RBI and third baseman Ryan Howard hit his first career home run in the contest.
The Tigers will look to sweep the two-game series against the Panthers on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Missouri pitcher Griffin Goodrich pitched seven innings, giving up eight hits and one walk in Missouri’s 7-5 win over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Taylor Stadium. The Tigers will play the Panthers in the final game of the two-game series on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Missouri left fielder Eric Anderson scores on a single by Kendall Keeton in the bottom of the second inning. The Tigers beat the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers 7-5 on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
Missouri outfielder Logan Pearson singled in the first inning to give Missouri its first base runner of the night. The Tigers would go on to beat the Panthers 7-5 on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
Missouri’s baseball team practices on Thursday March 6, 2014, in front of the newly built McArtor Baseball Facility, part of a $4.5 million renovation to Taylor Stadium.
COLUMBIA— On a warm and bright Thursday before their home opener, Missouri’s baseball team practiced at Taylor Stadium. Though the team was just 4-6 on the young season, excitement was in the air.
Over the past 10 months Taylor Stadium has been undergoing $4.5 million in improvements as part of a series of renovations the University of Missouri is completing in its move to the Southeastern Conference. The new McArtor Baseball Facility will be the center of those renovations, and by Thursday, the project had become almost a reality.
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COLUMBIA — Missouri freshman Jake Ring came to bat with one out and two on in the top of the seventh inning. Ring delivered with a single to right field that scored two runs to tie the game. An RBI sacrifice fly by Eric Anderson brought Ring in from third to give Missouri the lead.
Missouri added two more runs in the eighth inning to win 5-2 against Tennessee on the opening night of Southeastern Conference baseball.
Tiger’s starting pitcher Brett Graves threw seven innings and earned the win. He allowed two runs and seven hits with four strikeouts and one walk.
Jake Ring, standing in the outfield at Taylor Stadium on Thursday, March 13, 2014, earned the nickname “Squirrel” from his Missouri teammates for his ability to get to balls all over the outfield.
Missouri freshman Jake Ring runs toward home during practice Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Taylor Stadium. Ring has started 12 of Missouri’s first 15 games this season.
Missouri freshman Jake Ring practices bunting during practice Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Taylor Stadium. Ring has 32 putouts this season for the Tigers in the outfield, trailing only the first baseman and catcher.
When No. 25 comes to bat for the Missouri baseball team, the Tiger dugout starts shouting “Squirrel!” The affectionate nickname belongs to freshman center fielder Jake Ring. KBIA’s Erik Hall went to Taylor Stadium to find out more about the new Missouri outfielder.
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)
Griffin Goodrich pitched six innings, allowed nine hits and gave up three runs Tuesday, his first of the season.
Alcorn State’s Shaquille Cockrell signals to hold the throw as Zach Lavy slides into third base.
Jake Ring attempts to bunt for a hit during the third inning of Missouri’s 11-5 win over Alcorn State.
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.
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