Missouri sophomore outfielder Blake Brown led off Wednesday night’s game with a single through the left side of the infield.■ Kansas beats Missouri at Kaufmann Stadium (kansan.com) - PHOTOS
That would be the Tigers first and last hit of the game.
It’s hard to say why Kansas’ baseball team has fared so well against Missouri in its annual game at Kauffman Stadium the past four years.■ Mizzou one-hit by Kansas at Kaufmann (missourinet.com)
Maybe it’s the fact they’re playing in the Royals’ home stadium. Maybe it’s the fact it’s a rivalry game. Or maybe, just maybe, they’ve simply been better than Missouri on those days.
But Mizzou’s offense was unable to get anything going all night and it couldn’t recover from Kansas’ seven runs over the first three innings. Eric Anderson made his third appearance on the mound since season-ending shoulder surgery last season. He went 2.0 innings and allowed just one hit and struck out one in a promising outing for the sophomore.■ College baseball reconsiders murky rules on agents (AP)
The NCAA's man in charge of baseball told college coaches earlier this year that new rules acknowledging baseball's "unique set of circumstances" could be on the way.
"If I had a kid who was left-handed and threw 95 (mph), I'd like to know what his value would be," Dennis Poppe, managing director for baseball and football, said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. He didn't discuss any specific changes.
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Missouri baseball coach Tim Jamieson said that NCAA officials briefed college coaches about possible unspecified changes at the American Baseball Coaches Association national convention in Nashville earlier this year.
"They suggested that there's some pretty significant changes coming, and left it at that," he said.