|UM President Timothy Wolfe and|
General Counsel Steve Owens
at Taylor Stadium
♦ Missouri's RPI ranking leapt from 91st to 79th in the BoydsWorld.com RPI rankings.
♦ Mizzou uses late surge to sweep Missouri State (KSPR)
After facing an early four-run deficit, Missouri scored 10 of the final 11 runs of the night to cruise to a 10-5 victory over the Missouri State Bears Wednesday evening at Simmons Field. The Tigers banged out seven doubles—a season high for a Missouri State opponent—and 14 hits overall against four MSU pitchers to sweep a two-game season series from the Bears for the first time since 2000.♦ Missouri baseball team sweeps in-state rival (Columbia Missourian)
"Every game's a big game for us from here on out, trying to accumulate wins," Jamieson said. "It's always nice to beat an in-state opponent too, no matter who it is."♦ Mizzou roars back to beat baseball Bears (Springfield News-Leader)
The significance of beating the Bears was not lost on the players.
"Those are guys that a lot of us played against when we were growing up," outfielder Dane Opel said.
Connor Mach went 4-for-4 and scored three runs and Dane Opel had four RBIs as the Tigers (26-22) pounded out 14 hits in securing a sweep of the two-game season series with the Bears (34-15).
MSU grabbed a 4-0 lead after Spiker Helms’ two-run home run in the top of the fourth. Luke Voit earlier hit a bases-empty homer and had an RBI single as the Bears seemingly had control against their in-state rival.