Rain in Mid-Missouri later Saturday afternoon has prompted some schedule changes for the remainder of the weekend with Mizzou's Softball and Baseball teams.
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As former Mizzou Tiger Ian Kinsler takes part in the Major League Baseball World Series, we wanted to take a look at some other former Tigers that have played in the Fall Classic.
For the third-straight season, Missouri picked up a three-game sweep of Nebraska. The Tigers defeated the Huskers, 2-0 on Friday behind a strong pitching performance from junior Nick Tepesch (see below). Mizzou then took a 12-7 win on Saturday and held on for a 6-5 victory in Sunday's series finale.
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).
Missouri took a win in the series opener against Oklahoma State last Friday, by a score of 9-2. However, the Tigers dropped the next two games of the weekend and now sit at 19-16 on the year and have a record of 4-8 in the Big 12.
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Missouri opened up the Big 12 Conference schedule last weekend, going 1-2 at Texas A&M. The Tigers could have easily won two, maybe even three games in the series. Mizzou gave up two runs to the Aggies in the first inning of Friday's game, but settled and allowed just one run the rest of the way. On Saturday, Missouri took a lead into the ninth inning before Texas A&M rallied with a pair of singles and a walk-off double to pick up the come-from-behind victory. The Tigers avoided sweep with a 13-4 win in the series finale on Sunday behind a 4-for-6 day from senior Aaron Senne.
Missouri took a three-game sweep over North Dakota last week, which included a Friday doubleheader. The Tigers improve to 10-6 on the season and are 6-1 at home this year.
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.
Each week on this blog, we will select a Player and Pitcher of the Week for Mizzou Baseball. The Tigers are 4-2 on the season after winning 2-of-3 at the Auburn Classic last weekend. Missouri defeated Florida Atlantic, 4-2, on Friday and took down the host school, Auburn, by a score of 11-7 on Saturday before dropping the final game of the weekend to Boston College.
The Mizzou Baseball team met with the media on Monday to discuss the upcoming season, which will get underway on Friday. The Tigers open the 2010 campaign against Gonzaga at 2 p.m. CT on Friday in the first game of the Collegiate Cactus Classic.
Two weeks from today, the Mizzou baseball team will be on its way to Tucson, Ariz. to open up the 2010 season. As opening day gets closer, there are some notes to pass along. The season opener is set for 2 p.m. central time on Friday, Feb. 19 against Gonzaga in the Collegiate Cactus Classic.
The weather outside may make it hard to believe, but we are just over a month away from the start of the Mizzou Baseball season. This Friday is the First Pitch Celebration, which is the annual event that helps kickoff the baseball season.