May 30, 2008
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. - -
Junior All-American Aaron Crow recorded his fourth shutout of the season as Mizzou opened its sixth-consecutive NCAA Regional with a 7-0 win over Ole Miss on Friday in Coral Gables, Fla. Crow stuck out 10 batters and gave up just three hits as he improved to 13-0 on the season.
Crow retired Ole Miss in order in the first two innings and did not give up his first hit until the fourth inning when Cody Overbeck singled. With his 10 strikeouts on the day, Crow moved into a tie for second on MU's season strikeouts list with 227 for the year. He is just four behind the record of 131, set by Max Scherzer in 2005.
After Ole Miss went down in order in the top of the first inning, Mizzou (39-19) opened its half of the first with a walk, a single and a hit batter to load the bases and sophomore Greg Folgia scored when senior Jacob Priday reached on a fielders' choice. After another hit batter, the Tigers had the bases loaded again with just one out, but were unable to plate any additional runs.
Missouri's single in the first inning came off the bat of junior Ryan Lollis. It was the first of a career-high four hits for Lollis on the day. He finished 4-for-4 with all four hits being singles.
The Tigers extended the lead to four with a three-run fifth inning, which included a two-run double by sophomore Aaron Senne and an RBI single from Priday. Priday finished 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI.
Missouri tacked on three more in the seventh inning when sophomore Trevor Coleman connected on a three-run home run, his fourth of the season. Coleman was 2-for-3 on the day, adding a single in the fifth.
MU will play at 4 p.m. ET (3 p.m CT) on Saturday against the winner of Friday's Miami and Bethune-Cookman matchup. Ole Miss (37-25) will take on the loser of the UM-BCU game at Noon ET (11 a.m. CT) on Saturday.
All games of the Coral Gables Regional can be seen on ESPNU. Mizzou games can also be heard on KTGR 1580-AM in Columbia and at KTGR.com.