Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mizzou Baseball Game Day

■ "If nobody makes the last out we win." (Hunter Mense, bottom of the 9th, MU-TT Game 2)

■ You know, its season is over barring winning #Big12 tournament, but #Missouri is playing some solid baseball. #Tigers up to 6th in league. (@KendallRogersPG on Twitter)

Missouri loses second game, 6-4, to Texas Tech (Columbia Missourian)
Missouri rallied for three runs in the bottom half of the next inning. Jonah Schmidt and Blake Brown led off with singles, and Schmidt scored on a fielder’s choice. Andrew Thigpen then drove in two runs with a double to center field. Texas Tech closer John Neely then struck out Conner Mach for his seventh save, allowing three runs on four hits in the process. The win put Texas Tech back in fifth place in the Big 12, half a game over Missouri and Baylor.

Pitcher gains more confidence in Missouri baseball team's victory over Texas Tech (Columbia Missourian)
Anderson spent this season learning how to pitch a baseball, not just throw one, and said he is a better pitcher for it.

"Right now I'm a better pitcher than I was when I had all my velocity," Anderson said. "It's learning how to pitch, especially at this level (because) everyone can hit a 93 mile-per-hour fast ball if it's right down the middle."

Texas Tech baseball's Jamodrick McGurder suffered fractured bone in right hand Wednesday (Dallas News)
Texas Tech star second baseman Jamodrick McGruder was diagnosed with a fractured hamate bone in his right hand in Columbia, Mo., prior to the Red Raiders' first game of a three-game series with Missouri.

McGurder sustained the injury in his last at bat Wednesday against Michigan when a pitch hit his hand. It was McGruder's 25th hit-by-pitch of the season.

The extent of McGruder's injury is not fully known and he will be re-evaluated when the team arrives in Lubbock on Sunday.

McGurder did not play in Texas Tech's 11-1 loss against Missouri on Friday and if he is out for an extended amount of time he will be sorely missed. He is among national leaders with 28 stolen bases, a .470 on base percentage and he has a .293 batting average for the Red Raiders.

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