April 27, 2008
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - - A walk-off home run by Texas A&M's Kyle Colligan in the 10th inning on Sunday gave the Aggies a 3-2 win and a series sweep of Missouri. The Tigers scored a run in the ninth inning to tie the game and force extra innings.
Junior Rick Zagone matched his career long with nine innings pitched. He struck out a season-high 10, just one short of his career high, and gave up three runs on six hits.
Texas A&M scored a run in each of the first two innings, scoring in the first on a squeeze play, as Colligan crossed the plate on a bunt by Dane Carter. After the first two Aggie batters were retired in the second inning, Brodie Green walked, moved to second on a wild pitch, then scored on a base hit by Kevin Gonzalez.
The Aggies led 2-0 until the top of the seventh inning. Sophomore Aaron Senne led off the seventh with a single and, after a strikeout, sophomore Trevor Coleman and freshman Andrew Thigpen delivered back-to-back singles, with Senne scoring on Thigpen's base hit. The run was the first scored by the Tigers in 18 innings.
In the top of the ninth, Senne led off with a single and advanced to second when senior Dan Pietroburgo grounded out. Senne was lifted for pinch runner Rex Myer and Coleman delievered his second double of the day to drive in Meyr with the tying run.
Texas A&M loaded bases in the bottom of the ninth, but Zagone got Gonzalez to ground out to force the game to extra innings.
MU had the bases loaded in the top of the 10th inning, but could not push a run across. Colligan then led off the bottom of the 10th with the walk-off homer.
The last time Missouri was swept in a three-game series was against Texas Tech in 2006.
On Tuesday, Mizzou will take on Kansas at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. The game will not count towards the conference record. For tickets, visit kcroyals.com. Next weekend, the Tigers return to Taylor Stadium for a three-game series with Kansas State.
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