USC baseball's opening night will now be an opening day doubleheader Saturday at 10 a.m. at Dedeaux Field against Missouri.
Here is the new schedule of events for the USC Tournament:
• USC vs. Missouri at 10 a.m. (ET)
• USC vs. Cal Poly at 2 p.m.
• Missouri vs. UNC at 10 a.m. (ET)
• USC vs. North Carolina at 2 p.m.
■ Tigers win baseball opener (columbiatribune.com)
Brannon Champagne scored the winning run on a wild pitch after reaching base on an RBI single. Missouri had five hits in the inning. Three of the runs were unearned after Jonah Schmidt reached base on two-out error.■ Missouri baseball opens season with odd win (missourinet.com)
Conner Mach and Blake Brown went 2 for 3 with two RBI, Jesse Santo was 2 for 3 with one RBI and Champagne was 2 for 4 with two RBI.
A bizarre sixth inning closed out Mizzou’s season-opening baseball game Friday afternoon at the USC Tournament at Dedeaux Field, as the Tigers plated six runs in between two rain delays for a 10-9, six-inning win over Cal Poly.■ Cal Poly baseball player hit in head with flying bat on opening day (ksby.com)
Play was delayed for 54 minutes by rain in the middle of the sixth and Mizzou down 9-4, and halted again following a freak accident in the Cal Poly dugout involving an errant bat that struck a Mustang. Rain resumed during that delay, and the game would eventually be called due to the rain.
The Mustangs lost a pair of one run games in the USC Tournament and a freshman suffered a concussion in a freak accident. In Cal Poly's second game of the day, freshman infielder Jordan Brower was hit on the head by a flying bat while standing in the dugout during a rain delay. He suffered a concussion.■ And a Tip of the Cap to Hunter Mense, who, in his first game as Tex Little's wingman in the booth, sounded like a seasoned pro. #himinliberty is indeed a "trending topic"
"So proud of the Tigers today...coming back from a 5 run deficit for a win says a lot about the character of a team. #oneandoh"