♦ The Extra Nine: A Mizzou Baseball Blog (mutigers.com)
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 (gulflive.com)
"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."♦ Robbins' heroics send Golden Eagles to victory (Hattiesburg American)
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...
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...
CHIRPS & CHATTER
Don't forget, Mizzou played a tough team this weekend, and on the road. Learning experience for sure. Sweep doesn't define this series...
— Tigers On Deck (@MUTigersOnDeck) February 17, 2013
Rough start to what could be a really rough year for mizzou baseball. Going to face a lot of teams better than Southern Miss
— Jeremy Schrank (@SchrankJeremy) February 17, 2013
Uh, college baseball, look out for this 3-0 Southern Miss team who just swept Mizzou
— TheReformedMind (@TheReformedMind) February 17, 2013
I love having baseball back on the radio but it would sure be nice if Mizzou could finish out a game.
— Alex Thompson (@Athomp) February 17, 2013
Mizzou baseball loses to Southern Miss. Remember USM is a top 20 team, but still a bit disappointing. Looking for strong season, though
— Darren Hellwege (@KBIAHellwege) February 16, 2013
Ian Kinsler, according to Hunter Mense, said that Mizzou baseball starter Brett Graves could play in the Bigs. Graves already with 3 Ks, T3.
— Jack Witthaus (@JackWitthaus) February 16, 2013