Brett Nicholas and Ryan Gebhart homered and Zack Hardoin turned in a strong relief performance to lead Missouri to a 7-2 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday on the third day of pool play at the Big 12 Baseball Tournament at Bricktown Ballpark.■ Tech squanders possible NCAA berth with 7-2 loss to Missouri (LubbockOnline.com)
“It is frustrating but that’s the game,” head coach Dan Spencer said. “If you don’t take care of the outs when they’re presented to you the game has a way of hurting you. We don’t make a throw and then we get a walk and a fly ball the guy lifts out of the park. That was a big blow in that inning.”■ Rubber Arm (Columbia Tribune)
Unless the selection committee has mercy on Tech when it announces the field of 64 on Monday, the Red Raiders (28-29) will finish 2010 with its third straight losing season and will be left to ponder all the chances which eluded them the last three weeks of the season.
Missouri reliever Phil McCormick, who worked a third of an inning last night, made his 35th appearance of the season, tying the team’s record.MU in the Minors
The mark was first set by Mark Alexander in 2004 and matched by Brad Buehler last year.
■ Miracles' Bullock, Gibson, Lanigan, Solarte selected to FSL All-Star Team (naplesnews.com)
Florida State League President Chuck Murphy announced selections today for the 49th annual Florida State League All-Star Game. The Fort Myers Miracle were honored with pitchers Billy Bullock, Kyle Gibson, Bobby Lanigan and infielder Yangervis Solarte named to the South Division squad. The All-Star Game will by played at Space Coast Stadium, home of the Brevard County Manatees, on Saturday, June 12 at 7:35 p.m.■ Loose play dooms GreenJackets (Augusta Chronicle)
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Gibson and Solarte won’t be able to participate after being promoted to Double-A New Britain. Gibson compiled a 4-1 record with a 1.87 ERA prior to his promotion
Ryan Lollis drove in two runs on a single and a triple to give the GreenJackets the lead.■ From MASNSports.com:
But Salsbury gave up the advantage in the top of the eighth by allowing two runs on two hits with little help from his defense. Third baseman Chris Dominguez committed a two-out throwing error to keep the inning alive. Then, after a Jake Hanson single, Lollis let a ball get over his head in right field for a Mycal Jones' two-RBI, lead-changing double.
"We were playing no doubles, and I let it get past me," Lollis said. "You can't let those things happen if you expect to win ball games."
Rick Zagone pitched a complete-game, five hitter Wednesday vs. Wilmington. That was the Keys first complete game since Spoone pitched one on September 1, 2007.Former Tigers
■ From the e-mail in-box:
Former Tigers Sam Lind and Brian Carr are on the Central Arizona College team that won the Arizona State JUCO tournament and are off to Lamar, Colorado for the Western regional Tournament. If they win there, it’s off to Grand Junction, Colorado for the Nationals. It’s a double elimination tournament where they will have to get by Southern Nevada who Baseball America’s number one player, Bryce Harper is a member of. Earlier this season, Southern Nevada defeated Central AZ. 10-7 and 12-4.
Brian Carr is unable to play due to a non baseball related injury. He has left CAC and is now back on campus at Missouri. Brian has been cleared by the doctors to start resuming workouts in a week or so and should be 100% come time for fall ball.