April 1, 2007
COLUMBIA, Mo.-- With Mizzou trailing by a run in the bottom of the ninth inning, junior Evan Frey connected for a two-run walk-off home run, just his second career homer, to give the Tigers a 10-9 win over Kansas on Sunday. Frey, who had just hit his first career home run on Saturday, finished 2-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI.
The Tigers needed the ninth-inning rally after losing an eight-run lead. Mizzou jumped ahead 8-0 after four innings, plating two runs in the second inning to start the scoring.
The first five Tigers to the plate in the bottom of the third inning reached and all would score as MU stretched its lead to seven. Three of the five runs scored in the third came on a home run by junior Jacob Priday, his second of the season and 22nd of his career.
An unearned run in the fourth made it an 8-0 lead for the Tigers.
Kansas began to cut into the lead scoring three runs in the fifth and then adding two more in the sixth, including a home run by Ryne Price to lead off the inning. After a two-run eighth inning, the Mizzou lead was just one at 8-7.
Price then tied the game with his second home run of the day, coming with one out in the top of the ninth. Later in the inning, Kyle Murphy put KU ahead with an RBI single.
The first two batters for Mizzou in the bottom half of the ninth were retired before junior Brock Bond singled. Frey then stepped in a hit the walk-off home run.
With the win, the Tigers take the series victory and have won all five of their three-game series this season.
Freshman Greg Folgia started for Missouri and struck out a career-high eight batters, including out five-straight batters in the second and third innings. He allowed three runs on only three hits in five innings on the hill for the Tigers.
Mizzou will next take on Southern Illinois at GSC Ballpark in Sauget, Ill. at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The Tigers will return to conference play with a three-game series at Kansas State Thursday-Saturday in Manhattan, Kan.