Category Archives: Missouri Baseball

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

Tennessee closes baseball series with doubleheader sweep of Missouri

By Erik Hall

Tennessee baseball swept Saturday’s doubleheader against Missouri at Taylor Stadium. Tennessee won the first game 5-1 and took the second game 4-1.

Missouri struggled to find a timely hit, while Tennessee did not.

“The difference in the game for me was they got the hits when they needed them,” Missouri coach Tim Jamieson said. “We didn’t get the hits that we needed at the right time.”

Missouri left 12 runners on base in Game 1, and the Tigers stranded eight runners in Game 2.

Tennessee improves to 17-2 overall, 2-1 in the SEC with Saturday’s sweep. Missouri falls to 9-9 overall, 1-2 SEC.

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Missouri wins against Tennessee with a final score of 5-2

By Erik Hall

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.

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Mizzou’s freshman outfielder finding his niche on baseball team

By Erik Hall

Missouri freshman center fielder Jake Ring stands in the outfield at Taylor Stadium on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Ring earned the nickname Squirrel from his Missouri teammates for his ability to get to balls all over the outfield.

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 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, and that only trails the first baseman and catcher.

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.
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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 Read more of this post

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