It was a tough weekend for the Missouri baseball team, finishing 0-3 at the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park. The Tigers were shutout by Houston on Friday despite putting runners on base in every inning. On Saturday, Mizzou took the No. 7 ranked TCU Horned Frogs to extra innings, before a run in the 10th inning gave TCU a 4-3 victory. Then on Sunday, the Tigers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead against No. 3 Texas, but a six-run fifth inning helped the Longhorns claim an 8-5 win.
Mizzou Baseball Player of the Week
Aaron Senne - 1B - Senior
For the second straight week, senior Aaron Senne gets the nod as the Tigers' Player of the Week. Senne, who last week was the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week, hit .333 (4-for-12) in Missouri's three games this week at the Houston Classic. He was 4-for-9 in the final two games of the weekend against No. 7 TCU and No. 3 Texas. On Saturday, he finished 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI against TCU. He then added a pair of hits against Texas on Sunday. For the year, Senne is hitting .333 with four home runs, three doubles and 11 RBI. His four homers are tied for the most in the Big 12 Conference.
Mizzou Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Nick Tepesch - RHP- Junior
Missouri junior Nick Tepesch turned in 6.1 innings of work against No. 7 TCU on Saturday at the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park. Tepesch took a no decision in the game, after striking out five. He allowed three runs, just two of which were earned, on six hits and walked two. After allowing a single to open the game, Tepesch retired six of the next seven batters he faced, with the only base runner reaching on an error. In the fifth inning, TCU put one run on the board and had runners on second and third before Tepesch struck out the next two batters to end the inning. Tepesch is 1-0 on the season, having struck out 11 in 16.1 innings pitched.
After three-straight weeks on the road, Missouri will finally take the field at home, hosting Western Illinois at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The game on Wednesday is the first of 10-consecutive home games for Mizzou and will be the first time for fans to see the newly renovated Taylor Stadium. This weekend, MU will host Xavier in a three-game series, stating at 6 p.m. on Friday with games to follow at 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.