Tigers look for second consecutive SEC series win.
Tigers and Bears meet at 6:35 p.m. in Springfield
Wildcats are Mizzou's fourth ranked opponent in five SEC series.
Pitched in 12 games out of the bullpen for the Tigers ... Was 1-0 on the year with one save ... Struck out 18 batters in 22.1 innings pitched in 2008 ... Had four appearances in which he did not allow an earned run ... Picked up his first career victory in his first appearance of the year, pitching 1.1 innings in relief against Michigan State on Feb. 23 ... Struck out three in two innings pitched against Stetson on Feb. 24 ... Had a stretch of four-straight appearances in which he allowed just one run over 5.2 innings pitched from March 2-19 (vs. Cal Poly, Indiana State, Toledo and South Dakota State) ... Had a career-high six strikeouts in three innings pitched against South Dakota State on March 19, earning his first career save ... Did not give up a hit and allowed just two unearned runs in the outing against South Dakota State ... Pitched 2.1 innings against Minnesota on March 25, allowing one run on four hits ... Had a career-long 5.2 innings pitched against Western Illinois on April 1, striking out four and allowing just one hit ... Pitched two innings out of the bullpen against Oklahoma State on April 5.
Appeared in 19 games for Missouri and had a team-best 1.73 ERA and 1.65 opposing batting average ... Did not allow a run in his first 10 appearances, a span of 14.2 innings, and did not allow a hit in his first four trips to the mound (7.1 innings) ... Allowed runs in just five of his 19 appearances on the season ... Pitched three no-hit innings against Navy on Feb. 15 ... Struck out two in three innings of hitless work against Saint Louis on March 14 ... Turned in two scoreless innings of work, allowing just one hit, against Kansas State on April 8 ... Gave up just one hit in two scoreless innings against Texas A&M on April 14 ... Struck out a season-best three batters in 2.1 innings on the mound against Texas on May 5, allowing no runs and only one hit ... Pitched 2.1 innings out of the bullpen against Oklahoma in the Big 12 Tournament, allowing just one run on one hit ... Appeared in two NCAA Regional games, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out two in 1.2 innings of work in the two outings.
Had a record of 11-2 with a 2.77 ERA for Crowder College in Neosho, Mo. ... Struck out 69 batters in 94 innings pitched in 2006 ... Was a first team all-region selection ... Named first team all-district ... Crowder College had a record of 35-21 in 2006.
Threw the first no-hitter ever at Blue Springs South High School in his senior season ... Struck out 15 of the 20 batters he faced, including 10 of the first 11 in the 10-0 win.
Born in Kansas City, Mo. ... Son of Dana and Patricia Gargano ... Majoring in communications.
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