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Missouri wins final non-conference game 6-5 in extra innings

By Caroline Hecker

An early array of errors didn’t stop the Tigers from clawing back to an exciting 6-5 win in 11 innings over in-state rival Southeast Missouri State on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo. Read more of this post

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 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

Mizzou baseball loses to Illinois at Busch Stadium

By Zach Garcia

Missouri starting pitcher Jace James pitches to Illinois designated hitter Michael Hurwitz in the fifth inning of Tuesday’s game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. James pitched five innings and gave up four runs on seven hits in the game, which Illinois won 6-2.

Missouri starting pitcher Jace James pitches to Illinois designated hitter Michael Hurwitz in the fifth inning of Tuesday’s game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. James pitched five innings and gave up four runs on seven hits in the game, which Illinois won 6-2.

Busch Stadium is a bit different than Taylor Stadium.

Busch, which is the home of Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals, has a capacity of 46,861. The largest crowd Taylor Stadium, Missouri’s home field, has ever held was just north of 4,000 – a mark that was nearly matched in the Tigers’ SEC debut against South Carolina on March 15.

The contrast in the much larger confines of Tuesday’s game against Illinois in St. Louis provided a unique and meaningful backdrop, especially for the nine players on Missouri’s roster that are natives of the St. Louis area.

Among the group is Missouri outfielder Case Munson, a native of St. Charles, Mo., who made his Busch Stadium debut as a Tiger Tuesday.

“Just being from St. Louis, it’s an awesome time,” said Munson. The sophomore went 0-3 with a walk in the leadoff spot on Tuesday. “[It’s] just being like one of the big leaguers out here.”

Despite the excitement regarding the game’s location, Missouri (9-16) could not break out of its recent slump, falling to Illinois (18-7) by a 6-2 score. The defeat ended a six-game winning streak against the Illini, which dated back to 1988, and marked the first time the Tigers have ever lost in the new Busch Stadium – which opened in 2006. Missouri had been 3-0 over the past three years against Illinois in the building and also beat Saint Louis University at Busch in 2009. Attendance for Tuesday’s game was 625.

Among the bright spots for Missouri was Jake Ivory, who hit a double and scored the Tigers’ only run in the fourth inning. Generally a catcher by trade, Ivory was inserted in left field for Tuesday’s game in order to keep both his and starting catcher Dylan Kelly’s hot bats in the lineup.

Ivory, also from St. Charles, had played twice at Busch (once in high school for Francis Howell, and in Missouri’s win last year against Illinois) prior to Tuesday’s game, but he said the feelings of reverence return every time he takes the field at the iconic St. Louis ballpark.

“Every time I walk in here, you remember when you’re little – you walk in and you’re just in awe at looking at a big league stadium,” said Ivory. “Then, when you get to play in one, it’s definitely a cool thing.”

Missouri coach Tim Jamieson was hoping that the special atmosphere would translate into a refreshed approach for his team’s embattled offense and shaky defense. Instead, the Tigers continued to sputter in both areas of issue – knocking in just one run on seven hits and committing five errors on Tuesday.

“Playing in this environment could maybe provide the spark we were looking for,” Jamieson said. “If anything, we came away with less than what we walked into the ballpark with.”

The loss dropped Missouri to 2-7 over their last nine games and ushers in the team’s fourth road series of the season. The Tigers, who are 1-8 in true road games in 2013, will travel to Athens, Ga., to take on the Georgia Bulldogs (11-19, 2-7 SEC) in a three-game weekend set. The series begins with a 7pm first pitch on Friday.

Mizzou baseball team tries to dig out of all that snow

By Zach Garcia

Members of the University of Missouri baseball team spent part of this week trying to clear snow from Simmons Field in hopes of getting in the three-game series with Northwestern. But after many hours on the field and barely making a bent in the amount of snow, the series was canceled, with no plans to reschedule the games.

Missouri’s home field is covered under more than foot of snow, which fell during the two large winter storms that hit the Columbia area in the past week. The team joined members of the Mizzou athletics facilities operations department in helping to begin clearing snow from the field on Wednesday, but about two hours of work only amounted to clearing a small portion of center field.

Missouri head coach Tim Jamieson said Wednesday that the field may be playable by the beginning of next week, keeping hope alive for scheduled games against Eastern Michigan on March 5 and 6.

Missouri has opened the season with an 0-6 record following two rough weekends on the road against Southern Mississippi and Memphis.

 

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