Category Archives: Missouri Baseball

Dillon Everett gets redemption with a walk-off single

By Erik Hall

KANSAS CITY — The third time was the charm.

Missouri baseball played its third extra-inning game in its last four games. The Tigers won 5-4 in 10 innings Tuesday after losing twice in 11 innings to Mississippi State during the weekend.

Missouri senior Dillon Everett got a walk-off single with the bases loaded. Everett hit the first pitch he saw down the right-field line. He extended his right arm when he saw the ball drop in fair territory, and his teammates mobbed him between first and second base.

Everett’s hit brought Logan Pearson home, who led off the 10th inning with a single.

“That was fantastic,” Pearson said. “I would love to be part of that more often.”

Missouri relief pitcher Breckin Williams earned the win. He pitched 1/3 of an inning. Read more of this post

Missouri baseball lets four-run lead slip away

By Erik Hall

COLUMBIA — Missouri right-hander Peter Fairbanks threw 12 pitches in the 11th inning. Only three of the pitches were strikes, and Mississippi State took advantage.

The Bulldogs scored two 11th-inning runs and the Tigers had little response.

Mississippi State completed the three-game sweep of Missouri with Sunday’s 9-7 win in 11 innings.

“They’re a better bullpen than we were,” Missouri coach Tim Jamieson said on KTGR radio after the game.

Mississippi State trailed 7-3 after six innings but responded to force two extra frames. Missouri went to its bullpen to start the seventh inning, and the bullpen allowed six runs on nine hits in five innings.

“I don’t feel very good about it,” Jamieson said of the bullpen in his postgame press conference. “We gave up too many runs.”

Fairbanks took the loss. Right-hander Ben Bracewell was the winning pitcher for Mississippi State.

It is the sixth loss for the Missouri’s bullpen of the team’s 12 SEC losses. Missouri is 0-3 in extra-inning games.

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Missouri baseball drops second straight

Story and photos by Erik Hall
Missouri catcher Dylan Kelly (55) tags out Mississippi State’s Derrick Armstrong at home in the top of the fifth inning. Armstrong tried to score after a wild throw to Missouri third baseman Ryan Howard, but Howard recovered the ball in time to throw out Armstrong.

Missouri catcher Dylan Kelly (55) tags out Mississippi State’s Derrick Armstrong at home in the top of the fifth inning. Armstrong tried to score after a wild throw to Missouri third baseman Ryan Howard, but Howard recovered the ball in time to throw out Armstrong.

 

The Missouri baseball team lost a second consecutive game to Mississippi State, 6-2, on Saturday.  The Bulldogs also won Friday’s opening game of the three-game series. Tiger right-hander John Miles was the losing pitcher after he threw six and one-third innings, allowing four runs on five hits.

Freshmen Ryan Howard and Jake Ring led Missouri at the plate. Howard was 2-for-3 and scored two runs, while Ring finished 2-for-4 with a single and a double.

Howard’s second run in the fifth inning tied the game at two. Mississippi State then added three runs in the seventh inning and one run in the ninth to seal the victory.

Missouri is now 17-20 overall and 6-11 in the Southeastern Conference. The series finale is at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Mizzou baseball loses 3-2 in 11 innings

Eric Anderson (44) objects to being called out by third base umpire Todd Henderson in Friday's game. Missouri’s Josh Lester bunted to try to move Anderson to third base.

Eric Anderson (44) objects to being called out by third base umpire Todd Henderson in Friday’s game. Missouri’s Josh Lester bunted to try to move Anderson to third base.

By Erik Hall

After holding on for four innings, the Missouri baseball team lost 3-2 in 11 innings against Mississippi State on Friday.

The Tigers scored first, with a run in the third inning. Mississippi State responded with two runs in the fourth and Missouri tied it up in the bottom of the sixth. Mississippi State’s Seth Heck scored the game-winning run on a single by Read more of this post

Missouri beats in-state rival Missouri State 9-4

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

Anderson’s historic day propels Tigers to a 4-2 victory over Georgia

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.

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Offense, defense don’t back up Missouri pitching in 13-inning loss


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.

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Missouri Sweeps Panthers in 4-3 win

By Caroline Hecker

The Missouri Tigers improved to 11-9 overall after a 4-3 win over Milwaukee on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo.

The Tigers were lead by strong hitting, with nine hits on the evening.  Right fielder Eric Anderson went 2-4 and left fielder Dillon Everett was 2-2.

Missouri will travel to Oxford, Miss., this weekend for a three game series against the No. 14 Ole Miss Rebels.



Missouri baseball defeats Panthers, records tenth win

Photos and story by Caroline Hecker

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 Panthers 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 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 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 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.

New facility gives Tigers advantages in recruiting and players a place to relax

Photos and story by Philip Joens

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.

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.

The facility was designed to give the team a place to hang out and call home, and once complete, the Tigers will be Read more of this post

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