The 3-7 start for Mizzou isn’t unprecedented, as the 2009 team had the same record in its first 10 games and still made the NCAA tournament. But that team featured good-to-star-quality players such as Kyle Gibson, Greg Folgia, Aaron Senne, Kyle Mach and others. That’s not to say this Mizzou team doesn’t have players of that caliber, but if it does, those players haven’t really emerged yet■ Tigers drop final game of weekend (powermizzou.com)
After escaping without any more damage, Heaslip got into a groove. He gave up only three more hits after that inning and the Tigers didn't get a runner past second base the rest of the game.■ Tigers strike back against Flames (themaneater.com)
"It happens with a lot of pitchers," said senior Jonah Schmidt, who was the only Tiger with multiple hits. "Once they get out of a couple jams they build a little confidence and stuff starts getting a little better and they trust it more. You've really got to take advantage of all the opportunities you get in the early innings."
But as bad as the Flames’ pitching was, the Tigers’ Rob Zastryzny was just as good. The highly touted freshman lefty from Corpus Christi, Texas, threw 5.1 innings of 4-hit baseball, giving up only 2 earned runs and striking out 4. Zastryzny lowered his ERA to an impressive 3.38 through 3 starts this season, and seems to be improving with every appearance.■ ">Missouri baseball falls to UIC in game one (themaneater.com)
One word sums up Missouri’s home opener against Illinois-Chicago best: sloppy.