Thursday, May 10, 2012

HI NOTES: Tigers Sweep for Prez and Veeps

UM President Timothy Wolfe and
General Counsel Steve Owens
at Taylor Stadium 
♦ A Tip of the Cap to UM President Tim Wolfe, who was at the ballpark last night. He wasn't there just to "make an appearance", though. He arrived before the game started and stayed until the game was done. And he watched the game, clearly enjoying himself watching the Tigers play, reacting with delight and commenting on the particulars of the game to the three Vice Presidents sitting around him. Wolfe, by the way, went to Rock Bridge High School in Columbia at the same time as Tim Jamieson. Wolfe was the starting quarterback and Jamieson was his backup.

♦ Missouri's RPI ranking leapt from 91st to 79th in the 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."

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.
Mizzou roars back to beat baseball Bears (Springfield News-Leader)
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.

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