March 28, 2004
COLUMBIA, Mo.-- -
Mizzou recorded its 20th win of the season on Sunday by defeating Kansas State 12-0 in seven innings. Senior 1B Cody Ehlers hit two home runs and junior RHP Garrett Broshuis recorded the first complete game shutout of his career as the Tigers avoided the series sweep.
The game was delayed an hour and 53 minutes due to rain in the Columbia area on Sunday morning. Once the game started, it was all Missouri.
Mizzou (20-6-1) took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, as Ehlers connected on the first of his two homers. He second home run of the day came in the third inning, as he led off with a shot over the right field wall. Ehlers was 3-for-5 with four RBI and four runs scored on Sunday and leads the team with nine home runs on the year.
Senior LF Ryan Rallo followed Ehlers to the plate in the third and hit his sixth home run of the year to make the lead 4-0. Rallo was 3-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored.
After adding two more runs on the bottom of the fourth inning, Mizzou put the game away with a six-run fifth inning highlighted by a home run by sophomore 2B Zane Taylor which landed on the roof of the Devine Pavilion over the right field fence.
Sophomore RF James Boone added an RBI triple, Ehlers had an RBI single and senior C Brad Flanders drove in two on a single to left in the fifth inning.
The game was ended after seven innings due to the conference run rule that applies on the final day of the series.
Broshuis picks up the seven-inning complete-game shutout, allowing just two hits and striking out seven on the day to improve to 6-0 on the year.
Missouri will step out of conference for a midweek matchup with Illinois State at 4 p.m. on Wednesday in Normal, Ill. The Tigers return home next weekend for a three-game series against Baylor starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are available by calling 1-800-CAT-PAWS or 884-PAWS in Columbia. The ZRG Radio Network (1580 KTGR in Columbia) will carry all of the Tigers' games with Tex Little and Luke Cassis
providing the commentary. The broadcasts can also be heard online www.KTGR.com.