Scherzer, Cole Combine for No-Hitter in 25-0 Rout

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Sophomore Max Scherzer

April 1, 2005

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COLUMBIA, Mo.-- - Sophomores Max Scherzer and Michael Cole combined for the first no-hitter at Missouri since 1981 as the Tigers defeated Texas Tech 25-0 on Friday night at Taylor Stadium.

Scherzer struck out a career-high 14 batters in seven innings of work and Cole pitched the final two innings, striking out four more Red Raiders. Scherzer moved to 6-1 on the season with the win.

The last no-hitter at MU was thrown by Jim Maddock in May of 1981. The last combined no-hitter was in March of 1981 when Dave Spreckels and Bob Baker did it for the Tigers

Mizzou's 25-runs scored tied a season-high for runs in a game and was the third time it had scored 20 runs in a game. The Tigers have recorded double digits in runs in 17 of their 26 games this season.

Seventeen of Missouri's 25 runs came in the second inning on Friday, when it sent 22 batters to the plate.

Win the win, the Tigers extended their winning streak to 14 games. It is the longest streak for MU since it won 16 straight in 1985.

Missouri moves to 22-4 on the year and is 4-0 in the Big 12 Conference for the first time since the start of the Big 12 in 1997. Texas Tech fell to 18-9 and 2-4 in the conference.

The two teams will return to Taylor Stadium for game two of the three-game series at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Sophomore lefthander Nathan Culp (4-0) is scheduled to pitch for the Tigers, while junior righthander Adam Landford (2-2) will be on the mound for Texas Tech.

Due to a schedule conflict, Saturday's game will not be aired on KTGR Radio. The Texas Tech radio broadcast can be heard online at KTGR will broadcast Sunday's game, with the pregame show starting at 12:40 p.m. and first pitch at 1 p.m.



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