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.
The teams were to play single games on Tuesday and Wednesday but the threat of cold, rainy weather on Wednesday Read more of this post
Corrections: Missouri’s opponent was Southern Mississippi, not Mississippi State. The caption of a photo incorrectly identifies the player making a put-out. The correct player is Southern Mississippi’s Nick Dawson. KBIA Sports regrets the errors.
The Missouri Tigers committed six errors and were held to four hits in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Southern Mississippi.
The Tigers came into Sunday’s matchup already having clenched the series, recording victories over Southern Miss on Friday (4-1) and Saturday (6-4).
“We didn’t really have that killer instinct you need after winning two games,” coach Tim Jamieson said. “We played as poorly as you can play and still be in the game.”
Missouri junior Brett Peel leads off first base as a pinch runner while Southern Mississippi relief pitcher Bradley Roney delivers a pitch in the ninth inning Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Taylor Stadium. It was Peel’s first game since breaking a bone in his left hand Feb. 15, 2014.
Missouri relief pitcher Austin Tribby delivers a pitch during the fifth inning on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Taylor Stadium. Tribby entered the game with the bases loaded and recorded two outs without allowing a run.
Missouri sophomore Josh Lester is tagged out attempting to steal second base by Southern Mississippi second baseman Nick Dawson on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Taylor Stadium. Southern Mississippi beat Missouri 2-1.
The Tigers saw a solid start from pitcher Eric Anderson, who pitched four innings and recorded four strikeouts; the most Anderson has had since Feb. 24, 2012. Anderson also batted Read more of this post
COLUMBIA — The Missouri baseball team clinched its first series win of the season Saturday.
Missouri beat Southern Mississippi 6-4 in the second game of the three-game series. Missouri won Friday’s series opener 4-1.
Missouri freshman shortstop Ryan Howard (8) prepares to swing during a sixth-inning at bat as Southern Mississippi catcher Chuckie Robinson waits for the pitch Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Taylor Stadium. Howard went 1-for-4 with one run and one RBI.
Missouri senior first baseman Kendall Keeton dives back to first base as Southern Mississippi first baseman Tim Lynch waits for the pickoff attempt in the sixth inning on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Taylor Stadium. Lynch tagged Keeton out on the play to end the inning. Missouri beat Southern Mississippi 6-4.
Missouri starting pitcher John Miles delivers a pitch during the first inning against Southern Mississippi on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Miles earned the win by going 5 1/3 innings and allowing four runs, two earned runs, five hits with six strikeouts and one walk.
“Winning series, it’s awesome,” Missouri center fielder Jake Ring said. “It’s what’s expected. Read more of this post
Missouri catcher Dylan Kelly stops the Bulldogs’ Bradley Roney from scoring the tying run at the plate in the top of the second inning on Friday, March 7, 2014 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo. Missouri went on to win the game 4-1.
Story By Erik Hall Photos by Caroline Hecker
Correction: This story has been updated to correct an error. Keaton Steele faced five batters in the ninth inning.
COLUMBIA — Missouri right-hander Brett Graves made his first career Friday-night start in his team’s home opener against Southern Mississippi.
He earned the win with eight strikeouts allowing one run and five hits in eight innings.
Missouri second baseman Josh Lester helped the Tigers earn their first win of the season at Taylor Stadium.
Lester went 2-for-4 with the game’s first hit and first run. He added a seventh-inning RBI for insurance in the Tigers’ 4-1 victory.
It was the first time a crowd as large as Friday’s 1,028 attendees saw a Missouri home opener, since at least 1997.
“That’s the most people we’ve played in front of all year,” Missouri designated hitter Eric Anderson said. “I think the excitement level was up and our guys were ready. When you see people in the seats, your intensity is there and your focus is there. It’s a good feeling.”
The Missouri baseball team improved to 4-6 overall and snapped a five game losing streak after going 1-1 at this weekend’s University of Arkansas-Little Rock Invitational.
The Tigers faced Indiana University- Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPWF) during Saturday’s first matchup of the day. Freshman infielder Ryan Howard had three hits and a career-high four RBI, but inconsistent pitching and mental errors cost the Tigers the victory.
Missouri’s baseball coaches experimented with moving Dillon Everett, shown at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo., on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, from the infield to the outfield this season. But an injury to second baseman Brett Peel caused Everett to return to the infield before the end of the season’s second game. Photo by Erik Hall.
Dillon Everett started 112 games as an infielder for the Missouri baseball team entering his senior year. This year, Missouri coach Tim Jamieson asked Everett to try something new — move to the outfield. KBIA’s Erik Hall tells us how Everett handled the transition during Missouri’s opening weekend. Length: 2:11.
Inclement weather wasn’t enough to stop the Missouri baseball team from getting off to a solid start to the 2014 season. Despite last minute travel changes sending the Tigers to Louisiana instead of Florida, the team put together wins against Southern Mississippi, 4-2, and Chicago State, 6-3. The loss was to McNeese State, 3-2.
The 2-1 start is an improvement over last season, when the Tigers started out the season 0-6.
The Tigers traveled to the McNeese State Invite in Lake Charles, La., after traveling through harsh weather made it Read more of this post
The Missouri baseball team is scheduled to open its season Friday against Richmond in Jacksonville, Fla. It’s the first of four games this weekend for the Tigers. On Tuesday Southeastern Conference coaches picked Missouri, coming off an 18-32 record in 2013, to finish last in the seven-team SEC East Division.
On Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 in Devine Pavilion, catcher Dylan Kelly talked about how the team is coming together and being anxious to get outside to practice. Length: 1:25.
Missouri senior catcher Dylan Kelly calls Roswell, Ga., his hometown and he will get a taste of home this weekend. In this video extra he talks with reporter Erik Hall about the guys on the Richmond and Liberty teams that he is looking forward to seeing. Length: 1:35.
COLUMBIA — The Missouri baseball team announced Thursday that it is scheduled to have four games televised live during the 2014 season.
ESPNU is set to broadcast the game when Missouri visits Auburn on March 27, scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Fox Sports Net is scheduled to broadcast three Missouri games on March 29, April 26 and May 10. The March 29 game is scheduled for noon at Auburn. The April 26 game is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Florida. The game May 10 is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. at South Carolina.
The March 27 game at Auburn is the first of eight consecutive weeks that the ESPN networks will broadcast a “Thursday Night SEC Baseball Game of the Week.” Including those eight games, ESPN’s networks are scheduled to broadcast 22 Southeastern Conference baseball games live nationally this season, according to an SEC press release. Those 22 games include the semifinals and championship of the SEC tournament.
“We are very proud of the success and popularity of baseball in our league,” SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said in a press release. “We are pleased to be able to continue to offer an increased amount of television coverage of SEC baseball to our teams and to our fans. This continues to move our baseball exposure to new levels and to a national audience.”
Missouri is scheduled to open the season Feb. 14 against Richmond at Jacksonville, Fla. The Tigers’ first home game is set for Feb. 28 against Illinois-Chicago. Tennessee is Missouri’s first SEC opponent when the Volunteers come to Columbia the weekend of March 14 to 16.