Saturday, March 19, 2011

Mizzou Baseball Game Day: In the Groove?

The Tigers seem to be finally getting their act together . . . just in time for the Big 12.

MU's Garcia finds groove (Columbia Tribune)
Going 2 for 24 to start the season — with both hits coming in the same game — Garcia was hitting the ball hard, but he had nothing to show for it. Except maybe a little frustration.
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With his three-hit outing last night, Garcia has collected 11 hits in his last 23 at-bats, raising his average from .083 to .277 over the last seven games.

Missour baseball's Garcia has seen hits fall during home winning streak (Columbia Missourian)
"I love Garcia," said reliever Phil McCormick, who earned the save against Central Michigan. "He's always got a solid approach. What people don't realize is that he had like 10 walks and two strikeouts (on the road)."

Baseball runs in the family for Tigers' Champagne (The Maneater)
25 years ago, the name Brannon Champagne could be found on the roster of the Eugene Emeralds, then the minor league affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. Decades before that, another Champagne – Brannon's father – was making noise within the Chicago Cubs organization.

For Missouri sophomore baseball standout Brannon Champagne, the call to America’s Pastime lies in the bloodline.

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