Dillon Everett launched his first career homer in the loss.
April 30, 2013
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Dillon Everett launched his first career home run, a solo shot that cleared the wall in left in a losing effort as Mizzou (15-25) fell to Southeast Missouri State (21-25) by a 9-7 final Tuesday (April 30) night at Taylor Stadium. Shane Segovia also had a big day at the dish, going 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. Right fielder Dane Opel also had two RBI in the contest, a two-out flare to left in the eighth inning to knot the game at seven before the Redhawks scored two runs in the ninth to take the contest.
Freshman Breckin Williams took the loss for the Tigers, giving up two runs in the game's final frame. Alec Rash started the game on the mound for Mizzou, giving up three earned runs in four innings before being relieved by Eric Anderson. Left fielder Case Munson suffered shoulder injury in the first inning, ending his game before the first out.
The Redhawks tallied two quick runs off Rash, taking advantage of an injury to Munson as he tried to make a diving catch and allowed the ball to roll to the wall, giving Derek Gibson a two-run inside-the-park home run before the game's first out. The freshman hurler righted the ship in the second, working around a leadoff double to hold SEMO off the board. Mizzou got leadoff walks in the bottom of the frame from Keaton Steele and Dylan Kelly, and Segovia's two-out single to left brought home Steele to cut the deficit to 2-1.
Another leadoff double started the third for the Redhawks in a scoreless frame. In the bottom half, Everett dropped a bunt single in the bottom of the frame, the only batter to reach for the Tigers. Anderson entered in relief of Rash in the fourth after a leadoff walk, and a double by Clayton Evans pushed the Redhawks to a 3-1 lead. Mizzou loaded the bases with walks to start off the fourth, and Segovia's double-play brought in Kelly from third to cut the deficit to 3-2. Kendall Keeton's infield single scored Jake Ivory from third, tying the game at three at the end of the fourth.
Everett led off the bottom of the fifth with a solo shot that snuck over the wall in left-center, and Mizzou struck again as Segovia wore a fastball with the bases loaded and two outs, taking a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth. The Redhawks answered quickly, adding a run in the sixth on a RBI-single against John Miles, who took over for Anderson with one out, to cut the lead to 5-4. A two-out double for Jason Blum then gave SEMO the lead again, 6-5 after six.
An error from Everett came back to hurt the Tigers in the seventh, as a batter who reached on a botched grounder came around to score to add on to the Redhawk lead, making it 7-5 before Williams entered to close out the seventh. The Tigers tied the game at seven in the bottom of the eighth as Opel sent a RBI-single to left to bring home Segovia and Pearson. Matt Tellor broke the tie in the top of the ninth, leading the inning off with a homer to right, taking an 8-7 advantage. Clayton Evans's two-out single extending the lead to 9-7 before the end of the inning.
The Tigers now head to College Station, Tex., to take on the Aggies. For all the latest on Mizzou baseball, follow the team on Twitter (@MUTigerBaseball) or check in to MUTigers.com.
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