Senior Kurt Calvert
March 19, 2008
COLUMBIA, Mo. - - The Mizzou baseball team won its 10th-consecutive game, taking a 9-4 win over South Dakota State on Wednesday at Taylor Stadium. The 10-game winning streak is the longest for the Tigers (15-2) since they won 14 in a row last March.
Senior Kurt Calvert homered twice for Missouri on Wednesday, adding a first-inning single to finish 3-for-5 with three RBI and four runs scored. He led off the fifth inning with a solo shot, then connected for a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth. Calvert now has three career home runs, with all three coming during his senior season.
Senior Jacob Priday also hit a home run on Wednesday, breaking a 1-1 tie with a solo homer in the bottom of the fourth inning. Priday hit home runs in each of the two games against South Dakota State this week, giving him four for the season and 37 for his career. He is tied with Cody Ehlers for fourth on the career home runs list at Missouri, one behind Griffin Moore for third place.
Mizzou scored in each of its final five at-bats, including a three-run eighth inning, highlighted by Calvert's second home run. Seven Tigers drove in runs for MU, including sophomore Greg Folgia, who picked up an RBI on a groundout in the first inning. However, Folgia was 0-for-5 on the day, snapping his 10-game hitting streak.
Freshman Brad Buehler, sophomore Ryan Allen and freshman Tyler Clark each pitched two innings, with Allen picking up the win. Junior Ryan Gargano took the hill for the final three innings, striking out a career-high six and earning his first career save. Gargano struck out four in a row at one point, including striking out the side in the top of the eighth inning.
Up next for Missouri is its Big 12 Conference opener at 6:30 p.m. on Friday against Baylor at Taylor Stadium. The series will continue with games at 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. For tickets visit the Mizzou Arena Ticket office, call 1-800-CAT-PAWS (884-PAWS in Columbia) or visit mutigers.com. Ticket will also be available at the Taylor Stadium Ticket Window prior to the game.
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