The duo is certainly making a case for being considered the Tigers’ No. 1 and No. 2 pitchers.■ Long day for the Tigers (TigerExtra.com)
Jamieson does not like to make anything permanent, but the pitchers’ strong performances did make him leak out some information.
“I’d say Nick and Eric are two of our starters,” Jamieson said.
“They weren’t hitting the ball hard, they just found holes,” Missouri Coach Tim Jamieson said. “All the balls they hit were up in the zone. It’s not hard to hit a belt-high pitch.”■ Baylor explodes, sweeps pair from Missouri (WacoTrib.com)
Raynor Campbell continued his hot-hitting ways, going 5-for-9 in the doubleheader with a home run, two doubles and five RBIs. He also scored three runs to help the Bears (15-9, 3-3 Big 12) to their first Big 12 doubleheader sweep since May 1, 2004, at Kansas State.■ Baylor baseball takes twin-ball at Missouri (KWTX.com)
Video highlights, for the strong-hearted■ Mizzou vs. Baylor live blog (KMOV.com)
With one out and runners on first and second, Jonah Schmidt hit a pop up to shallow center. Baylor's second baseman, shortstop, and centerfielder converged on the ball but failed to make the catch. The play would have loaded the bases, however, an infield fly was called on the play, so Schmidt was out and neither runner could advance.■ What if? Strong MU baseball and softball teams ponder switching leagues (Kansas City Star)
That call (which was not a bad call—the wind carried the ball out of the infield and the umpire had to make a call quickly) looked like it would kill Mizzou's rally in the inning. But a passed ball allowed Plackis and Brown to advance to into scoring position and Jesse Santo brought them both home with a two-out double down the left field line.
Aaron Senne: If Missouri was moved to the Big Ten, it would decrease our chances of that. Playing against teams in colder weather states, it can be a little bit harder to get more, better recruits down here. They’re not going to be playing against the Texases. … A lot of guys want to come here because it’s high-caliber baseball.■ Former MU star Phil Bradley helping ease softball pain (Columbia Tribune)
“Not saying the Big Ten isn’t high-caliber. But it isn’t as high-caliber as going to these other places and facing 90 mph fastballs all the time.”
With a current Missouri star stuck on the bench, perhaps for good, who would have figured a former Missouri star sitting nearby might help salvage the season?
“He’ll be fine,” Bradley said of his boss. “These times are going to come. You don’t know when they’re going to come. You don’t know where they’re going to come from. But when they come, you have to deal with it and work your way through it.”