Mizzou Falls to Southeast Missouri State

MUTIGERS.COM Senior Zane Taylor
Senior Zane Taylor

April 12, 2006

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COLUMBIA, Mo. - - Southeast Missouri State defeated Missouri 9-5 on Wednesday night at Taylor Stadium, handing the Tigers their sixth consecutive loss. Mizzou falls to 16-15 on the season, while Southeast improves its record to 13-18.

Southeast batted around in the third inning, scoring six runs in the frame. Four of the runs scored on a grand slam by Andrew Johnson. The Redhawks pounded out 17 hits against the MU pitchers on Wednesday night.

Mizzou cut the lead in half with a three-run bottom of the third inning, as sophomore Jacob Priday had a RBI double and senior Zane Taylor followed with single to drive in Priday. The single by Taylor, who finished 1-for 4, was his 200th career hit with the Tigers.

Senior J.C. Field was 2-for-3 in the night with a run scored and senior Trevor Helms had a pair of his, finishing 2-for-3.

The Redhawks starting pitcher, Asif Shah, pitched a complete game, throwing 193 pitches on the night. He allowed five runs - three of which were earned - on eight hits, striking out five and walking seven.

With the victory, Southeast completes the sweep of the season series with the Tigers and has won three of the last four meetings between the two teams.

The Tigers will travel to Norman, Okla. this weekend for a three-game series opening at 7 p.m. on Friday night. All games can be heard on KTGR 1580-AM in Columbia and on the World Wide Web at www.KTGR.com.



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