Tigers score five runs in the bottom of the eight to back strong pitching performance.
Fourth-seeded Tigers will open with top-seeded Wildcats on ESPNU at 10 p.m.
Tiger pitching duo of Blake Holovach and Jeff Emens is backed by timely hitting.
Mizzou skipper Tim Jamieson wins his 600th career game in round one of the tournament.
The two teams will meet for the 15th time in the last three seasons.
Missouri Baseball vs. Texas - May 6, 2012
Missouri Baseball vs. Kansas State - April 22, 2012
Missouri Baseball vs. Kansas State - April 21, 2012
Missouri Baseball vs. Arkansas-Little Rock - April 10, 2012
Missouri Baseball vs. Illinois - Busch Stadium, St. Louis - April 11, 2012
Ignited the Tigers' midseason turnaround when he was moved to left field, hitting .327 in the 23 games following the change with 16 RBI, 19 runs and four home runs.
Finished the season hitting .285 with four home runs, 32 RBI and 31 runs scored.
His 32 RBI were second on the team and his 31 runs scored were good for third.
Tied the school record with four stolen bases against Le Moyne in March; finished the season 11 of 16 in stolen base attempts, one of six Tigers to steal double-digit bags in 2011.
Slugged .399 for the year with 17 extra-base hits, including a big home run in the Big 12 Championship game against Texas A&M.
Named to the All-Big 12 Tournament Team after going 7-24 with one RBI, five runs and one home run while helping Mizzou become the first-ever No. 8 seed to play for the Big 12 title.
Highlight of the tournament was a 3-5 performance in a walk-off win against Oklahoma State in the second round of the tournament. He scored the game-winning run in that game on a walk-off single by Eric Garcia.
Went 2-3 with a run scored and two RBI in the season-opening game against Cal-Poly (2/18).
Tallied a game-winning single in the 10th inning at Texas State (3/30).
Went 4-4 with two RBI and a run scored in the series finale at Baylor, helping Mizzou claim its first Big 12 series win of the season (4/23).
Spent the summer with the NECBL's North Shore Navigators.
Drafted in the 46th round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the New York Yankees.
Doubled and had an RBI against Washington on Feb. 20.
Drove in the game-winning run on a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch against New Mexico on Feb. 21.
Homered in the first game of the series against North Dakota.
Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored against Nebraska on May 15.
Was 2-for-4 and drove in two runs in the second game of the Nebraska series.
Finished the year on an eight-game hitting streak.
Hit a home run in the series opener with Texas and had one hit in each of the three games vs. UT.
Was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI against Texas in the first game of the Big 12 Tournament.
Had a pair of doubles against Texas Tech in the final game of the year.
Had a hit in each of the first eight games in which he played at Missouri, hitting .448 with 10 RBI during the streak ... Had a pinch-hit single in his first career at-bat against Nevada on Feb. 20 ... Was 6-for-9 with three RBI and four runs scored in the doubleheader with Ball State on March 7, including two doubles in game two ... Went 7-for-13 with six RBI and four runs scored in three games played against Ball State ... Had a three-run home run, his first homer of the year, in the series finale with Ball State ... Was 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored against Western Illinois on March 10 ... Had a hit in the series opener at Texas ... Tallied a hit in each of the three games of the Texas A&M series, including a 2-for-2 performance with two walks and two runs scored in game two of the series ... Was 2-for-3 with a run scored against Oklahoma on April 5, a day after going 1-for-3 against OU ... Had a hit in each of the two games of the Minnesota series, including driving in three on a double in the second game of the series ... Wad three hits, including a double, and scored twice in game one of the doubleheader with Baylor on April 11 ... Was 1-for-3 with a run scored against Indiana State on April 14 ... Picked up a hit in the second game of the Kansas State series ... Hit his second home run of the season, a two-run shot, in the final game of the series at Nebraska.
Was a two-time all-state selection for Parkway West High School (2007 and 2008) ... Named to the all-metro and all-conference teams his junior and seniors seasons ... Hit .481 his senior year, with five home runs and 20 RBI ... Had a career batting average of .465 at Parkway West, with 27 home runs, 83 RBI and 38 stolen bases ... Was a two-time all-state selection in football as a wide receiver and strong safety and was a three-time all-metro and all-conference honoree.
Born in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son on David and Regina Mach ... Is an arts & science major ... Brother, Kyle, played for Mizzou from 2006-09 and was drafted by San Francisco in the 2009 MLB Draft ... Grandfather, Phil Gagliano, played in the major leagues for the Cardinals, Reds, Cubs and Red Sox and won a World Series with St. Louis in 1967 ... Father played baseball at Southwest Missouri State (now Missouri State).
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