Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mizzou Baseball: Records are made to be broken

Tiger baseball stays positive despite rough stretch (
Although they have undoubtedly started slow, there’s still a lot for the Tigers to look forward to in the near future. Four of the Tigers’ six remaining Big 12 opponents are currently in the bottom half of the league’s standings (Baylor, Kansas State, Texas Tech and Nebraska). Missouri took their lumps against traditional powerhouses Texas, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State early in conference play, but this upcoming stretch will serve as an opportunity to climb the Big 12 ranks.
Missouri baseball players don't let go of losses after leaving Taylor Stadium (Columbia Missourian)
Jamieson said it takes maturity for the players to leave games behind. He's not able to. Not even when Missouri is winning. He goes home and can't shut his mind off. There has to be a way to get better. There has to be a way to snap out of this.

But what is it? He said he's tried yelling, tried patting them on the back, tried kicking them in the butt. He sees how with every loss, the hill becomes that much steeper. The hole gets that much deeper.
Kansas extends Missouri's history-making misery (Columbia Tribune)
Missouri (13-21, 1-8 Big 12) matched a program record with its ninth straight loss as the school’s latest Friday night starter allowed the light-hitting Jayhawks six runs — five earned — on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings. It was also the last-place Tigers’ sixth straight loss to rival KU — the longest streak in the series in eight years.
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“The greatest thing about baseball is there’s tomorrow,” senior Jonah Schmidt said. “You have a bad loss, well, who says you can’t turn it around tomorrow? Tomorrow’s going to be the day.”

“The sun will come up,” Jamieson said as he walked away from a postgame briefing with reporters.
Missouri baseball limps into weekend series with KU (Columbia Tribune)
Rival Kansas comes to town for a three-game series boasting a five-game winning streak against the Tigers.

“I’m sure they’re loving every bit of it,” Mach sneered, the memories of the Jayhawks’ one-hitter against the Tigers at Kauffman Stadium fresh in his mind. “We got to make sure we turn it around. With Kansas coming to town, it’s a whole new ballgame, and we’ll be ready. We’re going to put it on them.”

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