♦ Tigers reliever shuts down Charlotte, Missouri wins 10-6 (Columbia Missourian)
With the Tigers up 4-3 in the top of the fifth inning, Missouri starter Eric Anderson suffered an injury that forced him to leave the game with the bases loaded and a 2-1 count on 49ers first baseman Corbin Shive.♦ Missouri baseball bounces back with 10-4 victory over Charlotte (The Maneater)
Emens took the mound and got Shive to ground out to third, getting the Tigers out of the inning and killing any hopes Charlotte had of launching a two-out rally.
"Entering the game in that sort of situation is not the ideal situation that you want to be in, but you just have to go in and throw strikes. You can't walk in that run," Emens said. "You just have to try and change speeds and try and keep the ball down, and thankfully I was able to do that."
After the Tigers added a run in the second, Charlotte would climb back to within one run in the top of the third. 49ers first baseman Connor Shive hit a deep double and, with the tying run barreling down home plate, Missouri catcher Ben Turner caught the throw from the outfield and tagged out the runner after a hard collision.
“He’s unbelievable,” senior pitcher Jeff Emens said. “He’s the captain of this team. He knew what happened last year, and he wasn’t going to let that happen again. I love throwing to him.”