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.
Houck, Lavy Lead Black Past Gold, 6-4
Freshman pitcher Tanner Houck (Collinsville, Ill.) was excellent on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 18),...
Gold Bats Past Black for 5-3 Win
Team Gold's pitching led the way to the team's second consecutive win, as they held Black to just...
Mizzou Baseball to Help Puppies in 2015
The Mizzou baseball team has partnered with the Puppies With Purpose program for the 2015 season ...
Late Rally Pushes Gold to 4-3 Victory
After the Gold team saw its offense sputter for most of the game, senior catcher Logan Bone (Fest...
Gold Shuts Out, Blows Out Black 6-0
The Gold squad jumped out to a commanding lead early, grabbing a 6-0 edge after the third inning ...
Gold Team Shut Out as Black In Game Two
Black Team starter Brandon Baker (Lithonia, Ga.) was lights out, fanning five and allowing only...
Freshman Pitchers Battle As Team Black Takes 1-...
Game One of Mizzou baseball's Fall World Series featured strong showings from pitching newcomers ...
Mizzou Announces Schedule Change, Radio Info...
The Mizzou baseball program has announced schedule changes to the annual Fall World Series due to...
Official StoreOfficial Online
AUCTIONSOfficial Mobile APP