Sunday, May 13, 2012

HI NOTES: Tigers > Tigers


♦ According to Tim Jamieson in the pre-game interview with Tex Little on KTGR, Friday night's starting pitcher, Rob Zastryzny, had a temperature of 101 degrees on the mound during the game.

Missouri baseball beats Memphis behind freshman pitcher (Columbia Missourian)
Missouri freshman and Rock Bridge alum John Miles highlighted Saturday afternoon's game at Taylor Stadium, tossing 86 pitches in seven innings. Miles improved his record to 4-1 and his team's to 27-23.

Behind Miles was plenty of support from the Missouri offense. Leading the way was soon-to-be doctor Andreas Plackis, who had two hits and three RBIs, extending his hitting streak to 12 games, and Scott Sommerfeld, who launched his second home run of the season in the seventh inning.
Missouri bounces back for 9-1 win over Memphis after series-opening loss (The Maneater)
A day before, the host Tigers had fallen behind 2-0 in the first inning. They once again faced an early deficit as Memphis took a 1-0 lead in the second inning.

But this time, Missouri would regain control and win definitively.

A three-run fourth inning, featuring a two-RBI single by junior first baseman Andreas Plackis gave Missouri the lead and allowed the Tigers to pull away after that, tallying another run in the fifth and five more in the seventh.

Missouri’s baseball facility five times smaller than SEC’s largest (KBIA Sports Extra)
When Missouri makes its move to the Southeastern Conference next season, baseball coach Tim Jamieson hopes that size won’t matter — the size of MU’s baseball stadium, that is. With a capacity of 3,031 seats, only 31 seats separate Taylor Stadium from the smallest stadium in the conference, Kentucky’s Cliff Hagan Stadium. Mississippi State’s Dudy Noble Stadium holds the nation’s top attendance record at 14,991 and averages about 10,000 fans per home game. Missouri’s average home attendance this season has been 794. Shown here in rank order are the sizes of the SEC conference baseball facilities and the seating capacities. Each circle size represents the size of the facility relative to the others.
Click HERE to see the very interesting graphic. What I find most interesting is not the huge difference between Missouri and schools like Mississippi State and Arkansas. Of that I already was fully aware. But this illustrates that, while Mizzou can't hope to compete in stadium size with the big boys of the SEC, there'snot that big of a difference between Taylor Stadium and the rest of the bottom 6 on that chart.

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