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Year in review:

The best players for Mizzou athletics this year

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Darren Hellwege, Sports Commentator

I walked away from Tiger sports for the summer on Sunday, the final event being a disappointing one —the MU softball team being swept by Nebraska. But all in all it was an exciting year for Tigers fans, from the rejuvenation of the Mizzou football program and undefeated regular season for Tiger volleyball, to a return to some great individual performances. While the Tigers golf team still has the NCAA championship ahead and several track athletes have also qualified for NCAAs, it’s time to take a look back at my thoughts for the best players and moments (and some not so great moments) for the major sports at MU and some unsung heroes from the sports that don’t get as much attention.

And, look on the bright side…football camp is just over two months away! Read more of this post

Mizzou baseball team struggling in second year in SEC

By Caroline Hecker

With conference records of 10-20 and 6-21 in 2013 and 2014, respectively, the 2014 Missouri baseball team is struggling in its second year in the Southeastern Conference.

Coach Tim Jamieson is winding down his 19th season and 2014 will mark only his fifth season as head coach with an overall record below .500. The Tigers have only had one winning season in the last four years coming in 2012, when Read more of this post

Missouri baseball swept by Commodores

Missouri sophomore Josh Lester walks to the dugout after the final out was recorded on Sunday, May 4, at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo. Lester batted 0-for-2 in Missouri’s 3-1 loss to Vanderbilt.

Missouri sophomore Josh Lester walks to the dugout after the final out was recorded on Sunday, May 4, at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo. Lester finished 0-for-2 in Missouri’s 3-1 loss to Vanderbilt.

Story by Caroline Hecker
Photos by Erik Hall

The Missouri Tigers didn’t have much luck against the No. 9 Vanderbilt Commodores this weekend.

Vanderbilt swept the Tigers on the weekend and Sunday’s 3-1 loss dropped the Tigers to 20-27 overall and 6-18 in conference play.

Tiger pitcher Keaton Steele pitched his first ever complete game, holding the Commodores scoreless through the final six innings.

The game on Sunday, May 4, 2014 marked Steele’s first start for Missouri this season. The team has suffered the loss of three pitchers in the last few weeks. Most notably, John Miles during Saturday’s game, who left after two innings with pain in his bicep.

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Fairbanks strong in loss to Vanderbilt

By Caroline Hecker

The Missouri baseball team extended its conference losing streak to eight games after falling to No. 9 Vanderbilt 5-1 on Saturday at Taylor Stadium.

The Tigers looked solid with a strong first and second inning led by starting pitcher John Miles.

But in the top of the third, the Missouri coaching staff realized something was wrong with Read more of this post

Missouri baseball drops series opener with Vanderbilt

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.

Watkins’ point at Turner caused 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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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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Errors, Quiet Bats Cost Tigers the Sweep

Story by Caroline Hecker
Photos by Erik Hall

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.”

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

Tigers Clinch First Series Against Southern Mississippi

By Erik Hall

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.

“Winning series, it’s awesome,” Missouri center fielder Jake Ring said. “It’s what’s expected. Read more of this post


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