Junior Steve Gray
May 6, 2008
COLUMBIA, Mo. - - No. 14 Mizzou scored four runs in the final two innings on a pair of two-run home runs to take a 5-4 win over Creighton on Tuesday at Taylor Stadium. Junior Steve Gray, in the game a pinch hitter, hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Tigers the win.
Missouri (32-16) trailed 4-1 with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning when sophomore Trevor Coleman hit his second home run of the year to pull the Tigers within one.
Senior Dan Pietroburgo reached on an error to open the Tigers' half of the ninth inning. Then, after a sacrifice bunt by freshman Andrew Thigpen, Gray pinch hit for junior Kyle Mach and hit his sixth home run of the season.
It was the first walk-off home run for the Tigers since Evan Frey hit one against Kansas last April.
Senior Jacob Priday had a pair of hits on Tuesday for the Tigers, doubling in the first inning and connecting on a single in the sixth. Junior Ryan Lollis had a single in the third and a double in the fifth to finish 2-for-4 on the afternoon.
For Creighton, Robbie Knight was 5-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored. He homered in each of his first two at-bats, then delivered three-straight singles.
Knight led off the game with a home run to give the Bluejays an early 1-0 lead and connected on a two-run shot in the top of the second inning.
Creighton plated a run in the seventh to make it a 4-1 lead before Missouri scored the game's next four runs.
The Tigers will be back in action on Wednesday, hosting Missouri State at 6:30 p.m. at Taylor Stadium.
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