Josh Lester's home run and Alec Rash's strong start helped Gold claim a win to open the weekend.
Gold mustered only four hits as the Black Squad won 1-0.
Tigers will play three-game series each of the next three weeks at Taylor Stadium.
Friday and Saturday contest will air live on FSMidwest Plus in Missouri.
Tigers will honor 1954 CWS Championship team Saturday.
Missouri Baseball vs. Mississippi State
Missouri Baseball vs. Georgia
Missouri vs SEMO
Missouri vs. Florida
Missouri vs LSU
Started two games and appeared in 10 for the Tigers.
Posted a 2.04 ERA over 17.2 innings, without picking up a decision.
Struck out 16 batters while only giving up seven walks.
Gave up the least amount of earned runs (four) and hits (15) of any Tiger appearing in at least 10 games.
Hitters hit 3-for-21 (.143) with two outs and right-handed hitters hit a mere 8-for-37 (.216) against Rash, the lowest averages of any Tiger pitcher.
Pitched in six SEC games, posting a 0.87 ERA in 10.1 innings.
Opponents hit .129 against Rash in SEC play.
Spent much of the season as the Tigers' Sunday starter until being shelved with elbow discomfort late in the year.
Compiled a 4.55 ERA in 27.2 innings pitched, striking out 23 but walking 16 and giving up 34 hits.
Won his first career start, going 4.0 innings, allowing just one hit and one earned run while striking out a career-best seven against Jackson State.
Earned another win at Tennessee (3/23), going 5.0 innings, allowing seven hits and just one earned run while striking out five and walking none.
Did not allow an earned run in his first five appearances.
Was named to the 2012 Rawlings/Perfect Game High School All-America Second Team.
Highest-drafted high school player to not sign with a professional team after being selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the second round of the MLB First Year Player Draft last summer (95th overall).
Compiled a 5-2 overall record with a 0.90 ERA and 97 strikeouts in his senior season while guiding Adel-DeSoto-Minburn to a 19-9 overall record.
Also hit .380 with 20 RBI in his senior season.
Named to the 2011 Perfect Game Underclass Team and was a 2010 Perfect Game Underclass honorable mention selection.
Rated as the No. 72 overall recruit nationally according to BaseballAmerica.com and was the cornerstone to the Tigers' 2013 recruiting class, which was dubbed No. 24 nationally by BaseballAmerica.com.
Born March 20, 1994, to his his mother, Lora, and father, Mike, in Des Moines, Iowa.
Plans to major in agricultural business during his time at Mizzou.
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