Friday, March 23, 2012

Game Day: Cowboys & Tigers

♦ Sample Tweet from Oklahoma State Cowboys Twitter list:
@twale32: Real disturbing pic at the Missouri roadhouse
Ben Turner
It's go time for young Cowboys (
Frank Anderson always knew the early portion of this season would involve much on-the-job training.
And already, 17 Cowboys have made their career debut.
Time to see what's been learned.
. . .
Beyond Heaney, the Cowboys must be better at moving runners and producing clutch hits, coming through with runners in scoring position.
Interestingly, OSU veterans, who were counted on to hold things together while the newcomers got adjusted, have yet to find their hitting stroke. Catcher Jared Womack is hitting just .241, while third baseman Mark Ginther is batting .313, yet has just eight runs batted in.

Tigers can't afford a bobble (Columbia Tribune)
"We need to win the series against Oklahoma State because we're at home," Missouri Coach Tim Jamieson said. "It's something we should do if we want to compete in the league."

Junior designated hitter Dane Opel has been a key piece of Missouri's success this season. The left-handed hitter has a team-leading .356 average and is among the team leaders with five home runs and 16 RBI. With Opel surrounded by Conner Mach, Blake Brown and Eric Garcia in the middle of the lineup, the Tigers are hitting .273 as a team — just a few points lower than the Cowboys' .278. Missouri is scoring 6.5 runs per contest, while Oklahoma State is scoring 5.8.

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