Brett Nicholas went 3 for 5 to extend his hitting streak to 15 games. Gebhart has had a hit in each of the five games he’s played since returning from an injury that forced him to miss the first 34 games of the year.■ Tigers blast Panthers (dennews.com)
The bottom of the third decided the game. Martin gave up five runs and gained a 5-1 advantage. The Tigers' red-shirt freshman designated hitter Andreas Plackis walked and scored on senior first baseman Aaron Senne RBI double. Junior third baseman Brett Nicholas singled and then freshman center fielder Dane Opel doubled to right center for an RBI.■ Pitcher shines in rare start for Missouri baseball team (Columbia Missourian)
Junior right fielder Jonah Schmidt then walked and freshman Eric Garcia had a sacrifice fly. Schmitz saw enough and replaced Martin with junior pitcher Matt Miller with one out and runners on first and second. However, Miller did not pitch much better. He got junior shortstop Jesse Santo to ground out, but Schmidt and Opel advanced to second and third. Then, a wild pitch scored Opel. Junior catcher Ryan Ampleman made it 5-1 by singling Schmidt home for the 5-1 Tiger lead.
Tyler Clark needed some work, and he needed some confidence.■ Going neutral can be positive (The Maneater)
The junior pitcher got both in the Missouri baseball team’s 10-2 victory against Eastern Illinois on Tuesday in O’Fallon.
"As a little kid I followed the Royals a lot," Missouri junior catcher Brett Nicholas said after last week's game. "I'm actually named after George Brett. So it was something special to come play on the same field as him."
After playing April 7 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Tiger freshman centerfielder Blake Brown was similarly impressed.
"It was awesome getting to stand in the same box as Albert Pujols and getting to roam centerfield like that," Brown said.