Junior Jonah Schmidt
March 7, 2010
HOUSTON, Texas- - Missouri finished up play in the Houston College Classic by taking an 8-5 loss to No. 3 Texas on Sunday at Minute Maid Park. The Tigers have lost four-straight games after they had put together a four-game winning streak.
Junior Jonah Schmidt put the Tigers on the board with his second home run on the year, connecting on a two-run shot in the top of the second inning to put MU up by a score of 2-0. Missouri added a run in the third inning on consecutive singles by freshman Eric Garcia, senior Aaron Senne and junior Brett Nicholas. Nicholas' single drove in Garcia to push the lead to three.
Texas (8-3) would score the next seven runs in the game, getting one in the bottom of the third before putting up a six-run fifth inning. The Longhorns' half of the fifth inning included four hits and two walks as UT took a 7-3 lead.
A Nicholas double and a single by freshman Kale Gaden were sandwiched around a pair of walks to freshman Dane Opel and Schmidt in the top of the eighth inning as the Tigers scored twice to cut the lead to two.
The Longhorns got one back as Jordan Etier led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a home run to left. Etier, who had a two-run single in the fifth, finished the afternoon with three RBI and three runs scored.
Nicholas, Garcia, Senne and Gaden each had two-hit games for Missouri on Sunday. Sophomore Russell LaFleur had a hit to extend his hitting streak to five games. He has had at least one hit in five of the six games in which he has played this year.
Mizzou (4-5) will return to Columbia to prepare for its 2010 home opener, scheduled for Wednesday against Western Illinois. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. at the newly renovated Taylor Stadium. That game is the first of 10-straight home games on the schedule for the Tigers.
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