■ Gaden and Company go deep against North Dakota (The Maneater)
"Today was my first career home run so that was a big deal," Gaden said. "I got out there and got a solid pitch to hit."
Gaden smashed what looked like his second homer of the third inning with a double that went off the wall in center. Senior shortstop Michael Liberto was not surprised by his young teammate's performance after watching him in practice.
"In batting practice he can drop some barrel," Liberto said. "I know he can hit it hard and hit it far, so it really doesn't surprise me."
■ Missouri outfielder hits first career home run in baseball team's lopsided win (Columbia Missourian)
“Kale was probably one of our top three hitters in the fall,” Jamieson said. “We’re pulling for him because we know what he’s capable of. He’s got off to a slow start, kind of working him back in there.”
First baseman Aaron Senne said the team will find an appropriate way to haze Gaden for his accomplishment.
“Throw some garbage maybe,” Senne said. “Or whip him with a towel."
■ RPI watch: Mizzou mauled the fighting Sioux 17-5, with paradoxical but predictable results in the Boyd's World Pseudo-RPI rankings.
MU: 0.505 RPI, now ranked 139th, dropping from 0.509/126th
UND: 0.358/281st, up from 0.355/284th