“He was better,” Jamieson said. “The two runs up on the board that he gave were not really his. But I expect more out of him then what he did. I think he’s better than what he pitched.”■ MU's Fick prevails in pinch (Columbia Tribune)
“It’s a work in progress. Just going out there every day and trying to get better,” Fick said. “All three pitches have been working the last couple times out. I think that’s been key to keep guys off-balance, keep ’em guessing up there.”■ Outfielder's slump ends with winning hit for Missouri baseball team (Columbia Missourian)
Opel, a freshman outfielder, was in a 0-for-12 slump when he came up for his first at-bat of the day in the bottom of the eighth inning of the Tigers' game against Xavier on Saturday at Taylor Stadium.■ Tigers take second straight over Xavier (The Maneater)
“I’ve been trying to stay loose, but it’s always a challenge,” Opel said. “You have to be ready in all situations. But that’s baseball. It’s what you love.”■ Missouri baseball goes a lucky 13 for 7-6 win (KOMU.com VIDEO)
■ KU baseball takes series at #2 LSU (RockChalkTalk)
Kansas overcame injuries and playing on the road against the #2 team in the nation to win its weekend series over LSU two games to one. The losses were the first for LSU this season and dropped the Tigers to 13-2, the Jayhawks improved to 11-4 on the season and are all but guaranteed a spot in next week’s national rankings.