Monday, February 18, 2013

HI NOTES: 0-3 Opening Weekend


The Extra Nine: A Mizzou Baseball Blog (
The starting pitchers turned in an impressive performance on opening weekend, holding Southern Miss to just a .196 average, allowing only 11 hits throughout the series...
Southern Miss 5, Missouri 2 (
"He's just Mr. Steady," fourth-year Southern Miss coach Scott Berry said. "Mr. Pierce just goes out and does what he does so well, and that's win on Friday night."

Pierce, who in 14 starts last season registered at least seven strikeouts in seven of them, fanned nine Tigers and walked just one as he scattered six hits and threw 66 of his 99 pitches for strikes in the contest...
Robbins' heroics send Golden Eagles to victory (Hattiesburg American)
On the first pitch of his last at-bat Saturday afternoon at Taylor Park, Southern Miss right fielder Mason Robbins had taken fastball for a strike on the inside part of the plate from Missouri reliever Ryan Yuengel.

“He came in on the first pitch — and they’d been coming (inside) all weekend,” Robbins said of the Tigers’ pitching staff. “The first pitch he threw came in and I saw it pretty good, and I was like, ‘If he comes in with that same pitch, I won’t be late on that one.’”

Yuengel did, and Robbins didn’t, mashing the pitch over the right-field wall for a two-out, three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning that lifted the Golden Eagles to a 5-3 victory before 3,529...


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