Freshman Jacob Priday
May 18, 2005
O'FALLON, Mo. - - The No. 20 Missouri baseball team took a 6-2 win over Illinois on Wednesday night in a wood bat game at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O'Fallon, Mo. Junior Jacob Priday led the Tigers at the plate with four hits on the night.
Illinois took the first lead of the game, as the second batter to the plate in the bottom of the first, Ryan Rogowski connected on a two-run homer.
The first three MU batters in the top of the fourth reached safely and two would score to give the Tigers the 3-2 lead. Sophomore Hunter Mense drew a lead off walk and freshman Jacob Priday followed with a single. Mense scored on a balk by UI starter Brandon Murphy and Priday scored when junior Greg O'Neill reached on an error.
The Illini (32-18-1) threatened in the bottom of the sixth, loading the bases on three infield hits. But sophomore Nathan Culp, working in relief, got out of the jam with a strikeout and a ground out.
Culp took the win to move to 8-2 on the year and junior Doug Mathis pitched a scoreless final three innings to pick up his first save of the season.
Missouri puts some insurance runs on the board with two runs in the top of the seventh, both coming with two outs in the inning. Chambers scored on a wild pitch and Mense scored on a single by Priday.
The Tigers added their sixth run in the ninth, as Priday drove in Boone with a single. Priday finished the night 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored.
Chambers and Boone each had two hits on the night for the Tigers.
Mizzou concludes the regular season with a three-game series with Baylor this weekend in Waco, Texas. Game one of the series will start at 7 p.m. on Friday. Saturday's game is set for 3 p.m. and Sunday's series finale will get underway at 2 p.m. at Baylor Ballpark.
The Big 12 Tournament is in Oklahoma City next week starting on Wednesday and continuing through Sunday, May 29.
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