Missouri center fielder Brannon Champagne, who has reached base in 29 straight games, came to the plate with a chance to win with a hit or walk. After falling behind in the count, Champagne drew a walk to give the Tigers their second straight win over Kansas State.♦ Tigers Tally Walk-Off, Comeback Win, 4-3 (mutigers.com)
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Champagne, a junior, took an inside pitch close to the strike zone for a ball when the count was 2-2. Missouri coach Tim Jamieson attributed Champagne's patience to his experience and knowledge of the strike zone.
"It was a good call, but it was a tough pitch to take in that situation, so it's nice to have an experienced guy up there," Jamieson said.
Mizzou (20-17) put on a show for all 2,049 fans that were on hand for today's (April 21) game against Kansas State, coming back from down 3-0 to win by a final score of 4-3 with a walk-off walk in the ninth inning. The seventh-largest crowd in the history of Mizzou baseball watched as Brannon Champagne's ninth-inning walk, his third of the game, sealed the deal as Jake Ivory scored from third.