It was a tough weekend for the Mizzou Baseball team, after taking an 11th-innig victory in the series opener against Texas Tech, the Tigers dropped the next two games, both by one run. Of note from the weekend, was the record breaking Aaron Senne. Senne had two hits in Sunday's series finale in Lubbock and moved into first place on the career hits list at Missouri. He now has 275 hits, moving ahead of the previous record holder, Jayce Tingler (274 hits from 2000-2003).
Pitcher of the Week
Jeff Emens - Sophomore - Plano, Texas
Jeff Emens picked up the victory in game one of the Tigers' series with Texas Tech on Friday. He pitched the final 3.1 innings out of the bullpen of Mizzou's 12-8 win in 11 innings. Emens gave up just one run on five hits and struck out one. He got the Tigers out of a jam in the 10th inning, after the Red Raiders loaded the bases with just one out. However, Emens got a strikeout and a foul out to end the threat, leading to a four-run top of the 11th inning for MU.
Player of the Week
Ryan Gebhart - Sophomore - Waco, Texas
Missouri sophomore Ryan Gebhart hit .400, with five RBI in the Tigers three games at Texas Tech last weekend. After having a hit and an RBI in Friday's series opener, Gebhart had a career-high three hits on Saturday, driving in a pair of runs. He added two more hits in game three of the weekend. Gebhart missed the first 34 games of the season recovering from an ankle injury suffered last fall. He has had a hit in all eight games since his return from the injury. He is hitting .406 on the year.
Mizzou will host Missouri State at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Taylor Stadium in the final scheduled midweek game of the year. This weekend, the Tigers travel to Lawrence, Kan. for a three-game series with Kansas, starting at 7 p.m. on Friday.