Missouri failed to get another hit for the rest of the game in its 7-1 loss to Kansas Wednesday night. Most of the Tigers’ offensive struggles were due to Thomas Taylor, who had a career night at Kauffman Stadium, adding to his already impressive résumé at the Royals’ park. The Jayhawk struck out nine batters in six innings, allowing only one run. Eight of his first 10 outs recorded were strikeouts. In two career starts now at Kauffman Stadium, Taylor has allowed only one run in 11.2 innings, with a dominant 17 strikeouts. Continue reading
Dartmouth started it with a homerun and ended it with a homerun.
The third and final homer of the game for the Big Green came off the bat of first baseman Jason Brooks on the first pitch of the day for Tim Giel. Columbia starting pitcher Pat Lowry had just left the game with a 4-3 lead and runners on first and second; but Giel grooved a fastball down the middle on his first release, setting up Brooks to poke one over the right centerfield wall. The three-run homer was all that Dartmouth needed to cap off its 6-4 win in game one of its doubleheader at Columbia on Saturday. Continue reading
However, there is a clear discrepancy between plan and execution. With a 4-9 record, Missouri has deviated from its small ball philosophy all too often to play winning baseball in the Big 12. On Friday, those inconsistencies were on full display. Continue reading
He was throwing well; He was throwing strikes; He was wearing number 35: all ways usually to describe Illinois-Chicago’s best pitcher. But nope, no Salemi on the mound. It was Matt Heaslip. Continue reading
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Don’t complain about the wind in Taylor Stadium; it’s just a byproduct of Rob Zastryzny sprinting his way to notoriety in Columbia, MO. In the Missouri freshman’s third start of the year, he allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings, on par with his season’s numbers coming in – 10.2 innings pitched and four earned runs allowed. Continue reading
The Tigers finished just 2.5 games better than last place Oklahoma state last season and were picked in the preseason Big 12 coaches’ poll to finish last in the conference for 2011, Now, coming off a disappointing 29-26 (10-16) season, there are plenty of new faces in the Missouri clubhouse. Continue reading
Four games below .500 is a disappointment. No team enters the season with high hopes of a 13-17 conference record with no postseason to show of it; But that is the type of season the University of Kentucky had to manage last year. However, the Wildcats do carry some momentum into the upcoming season. Continue reading
Now, 16 years after leaving the University of Nebraska as a player, Darin Erstad returns for his second consecutive season as an assistant coach. Junior catcher Cory Burleson sums up his addition with one word: Fire. Continue reading