March 1, 2008
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- -
No. 5 Missouri dropped its second one-run contest of the year, falling by a score of 5-4 to No. 17 San Diego on Saturday in day two of the USD Tournament. The Tigers fall to 5-2 on the year, with both of their defeats being by one run.
Missouri answered two runs by San Diego in the bottom of the second inning with a pair of runs in the top of the third to tie the game. Both runs for the Tigers were unearned after an error allowed the inning to continue. Sophomore Greg Folgia led off the third with a single and later scored when senior Kurt Calvert reached safely on an error. After stealing second, Calvert scored on a single by junior Ryan Lollis.
The Tigers went ahead by plating two runs in the sixth inning. Lollis lead off the inning with a single and scored on a double by senior Jacob Priday, who leads the team with 11 RBI on the year. Priday extended his hitting streak to six games, finishing 1-for-4 on the day. He also scored a run in the sixth on a two-out single by junior Steve Gray.
USD (5-3) took the lead back with a three-run bottom of the sixth inning, as the first four Toreros to step to the plate reached safely and three would score. The 5-4 lead would stand as San Diego held on for the win.
Missouri will close out its eight-game season-opening road trip at 1 p.m. CT (11 a.m. PT) on Sunday against Cal Poly in the final day of the USD Tournament.
The Tigers' home opener is Tuesday against Western Illinois. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m. CT at Taylor Stadium. Tickets for the season opener are available for just $1. For ticket information, call 1-800-CAT-PAWS (884-PAWS in Columbia) or visit mutigers.com. Ticket can also be purchased at the Taylor Stadium Ticket Office starting two hours prior to first pitch.