Senne Leads Mizzou to 10-8 Series Clinching Victory

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Freshman Aaron Senne

May 13, 2007

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COLUMBIA, Mo.-- - Freshman Aaron Senne drove in a career-high six runs leading No. 19 Missouri to a 10-8 win on Sunday at Taylor Stadium. The win gives the Tigers their 10th series win in 11 tries this season and their seventh victory in their eight Big 12 series.

Senne was 3-for-4 with six RBI and two runs scored in the series finale with Oklahoma. He was just a single short of hitting for the cycle.

After Oklahoma put a run on the board in the top of the second inning on a pair of doubles, Senne answered with his third home run of the season in the bottom of the inning, driving in two runs.

Mizzou (35-14, 16-8 Big 12) loaded the bases on a pair of singles and a walk in the fourth inning before Senne cleared the bases with a double down the right field line to give Missouri a 5-1 lead.

OU (29-22, 9-15) cut the lead to one with a three-run top of the fifth inning, with all three runs scoring on a home run by Joe Dunigan, his ninth homer of the season.

The Tigers scored a run in the sixth, getting back-to-back two-out hits in the form of a double by junior Evan Frey and an RBI single from junior Brock Bond.

The Sooners cut the lead back to one with an unearned run in the top of the seventh inning, but Missouri scored four times in the bottom half of the seventh, getting three-straight extra base hits, including an RBI double from freshman Trevor Coleman and a triple by Senne to drive in his sixth run of the day.

Oklahoma rallied for three runs in the ninth, but short in its comeback attempt.

Sophomore Ian Berger allowed four runs on seven hits, striking out five and walking none in five innings on the mound. He took the victory to improve his record to 4-1 on the season. Sophomore Scooter Hicks recorded the final two outs to pick up his third save of the year.

The win was the 35th of the year for Missouri, matching its win total from last year.

The Tigers will close out the regular season with four games away from Taylor Stadium starting with a matchup against Illinois at GCS Stadium in Sauget, Ill. at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Next weekend, Mizzou will take on Oklahoma State in a three-game series in Stillwater, Okla.



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