The same Ball State offense that shelled eight Missouri pitchers for 23 hits in a 14-5 victory in the opening game was all but silenced by a suddenly potent Ian Berger in Game 2.
Missouri’s struggling offense — which had just two multi-run innings in the first two games of the series — finally strung some hits together, scoring multiple runs in five innings in an 18-4 victory in the nightcap.
Even Coach Tim Jamieson got into the act. After arguing a missed call in the top of the fourth, Jamieson had a heated exchange with plate umpire Tom Brahan in the middle of the inning with everyone in the home dugout cheering him on.
■ Folgia does it all, according to the Columbia Missourian:
Meet Mr. Do-it all for the MU baseball team. Junior Greg Folgia stands 5-foot-11, weighs 194 pounds and has floppy hair. He holds down five jobs for the Missouri baseball team.
Folgia's responsibilities include lead-off hitter, relief pitcher, starting left fielder, spark plug and pitch-taker.
■ Tim Jamieson post-game on KTGR: "We gotta be tougher at the plate . . . we certainly haven't peaked yet, that's for darn sure."