By Erik Hall
COLUMBIA — Vanderbilt and Missouri baseball teams combined to score 11 runs on Friday night, but one misinterpretation in the sixth inning propelled the No. 9 Commodores to an 8-3 win at Taylor Stadium.
Second base umpire Randy Watkins pointed at Vanderbilt baserunner Xavier Turner in a sixth-inning rundown. The Tigers defense thought Watkins indicated Turner was ruled out for running out of the baseline. Instead, Watkins pointed to indicate Missouri shortstop Josh Lester missed the tag on Turner.
“Our guys thought he was out of the baseline, and when he points like that, that’s what he’s pointing at,” Missouri coach Tim Jamieson said.
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April 19, 2014
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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 starting pitcher John Miles delivers the first pitch against Mississippi State
on Saturday, April 19, at Taylor Stadium. Miles was the losing pitcher after six and one-third innings, allowing four runs on five hits.
Missouri right fielder Logan Pearson dives to catch a fly ball in the top of the fourth
inning against Mississippi State. The Tigers lost, 6-2.
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.
March 18, 2014
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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 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.
March 17, 2014
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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.
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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March 14, 2014
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By Erik Hall
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.
February 28, 2013
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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.