This is not a vintage Tim Jamieson team. The fiery leader of the Tigers is having a tough time so far, with this loss tonight being their eighth in 12 games. Mizzou was held to just five hits on the night. But the good news is that they’ll have LeMoyne and Central Michigan visiting before facing off with Oklahoma in the opening weekend of Big 12 play.■ Mizzou baseball looks to rebound (kctv5.com)
If Mizzou splits the series with Le Moyne, head coach Tim Jamieson would eclipse the 550 win milestone as Tiger skipper. He is currently second in school history, behind the legendary Gene McArtor, who ended his career with 733 victories.■ McCormick racking up innings for Missouri baseball (themaneater.com)
“When Phil comes in we know what he’s going to do,” sophomore catcher Ben Turner said. “He’s going to throw strikes; he’s going to get us ground balls; he’s going to get us out of jams because he’s done it for two or three years.”■ Check out a great gallery of 2011 Mizzou Baseball photos at FourSeamsImages.com. Copying and Usage is limited to paying media outlets.
And to go along with his durability and unique delivery, McCormick has the poise and tenacity necessary in order to succeed on the mound in the Big 12.
■ Do you hear that sound? Sort of like hoofbeats and the rattle of a covered wagon just beyond the next couple of hills? Guess who's coming 'round the mountain in just two weeks?
• Record 14-0
• Ranked #2
• Team Batting Avg .383
• Team ERA 2.76
• Link to their stats (for the brave of heart)
■ Streakin': Oklahoma (baseballamerica.com)
Oklahoma did beat up on some overmatched opposition early, sweeping a four-game set against William & Mary, two midweek games against Arkansas-Pine Bluff and a three-game series from Oakland. The Sooners then aced their first legitimate test of the season this past weekend on the West Coast, cruising to a pair of wins against San Diego State plus single victories over San Diego and California.