Along with winning #SEC Pitcher of the Week, it's safe to say @k_steele29 leads all SEC pitchers in RBI. #JackOfAllTrades
— Tigers On Deck (@MUTigersOnDeck) March 18, 2013
♦ SEC Baseball Players of the Week (SEC Digital Network)
PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Keaton Steele • Missouri
Junior • RHP • St. Joseph, Mo.
- Earned the win in the Tigers’ first-ever SEC win in a 4-0 shutout of No. 5 South Carolina in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday. He pitched six shutout innings, allowing just three hits to the fifth-ranked Gamecocks while striking out seven and issuing just one walk.
- He allowed just four base runners to SC in the six innings and not one base runner advanced past first base in the win. The seven strikeouts in the game are a career-high for Steele as are the 6.0 innings pitched.
After the first week of SEC play, #Mizzou leads the league in ERA (1.00), Opponent BA (.188) and is fourth in Ks (22).
— Mizzou Baseball (@MUTigerBaseball) March 18, 2013
♦ The Extra Nine: A Mizzou Baseball Blog (mutigers.com)
6 - Disarming Gamecocks' Top Guns: The Tiger pitchers did an excellent job this weekend, shutting down a dangerous South Carolina lineup to hold the Gamecocks to a .183 batting average. Specifically, Mizzou did a great job against the Gamecocks' Joey Pankake and LB Dantzler, who entered the series batting .373 and .429, respectively, combining for 10 home runs and 39 RBI on the year. Over the weekend series, Pankake was held to just 2-for-12 with one RBI, and Dantzler was held to 1-for-13 at the plate, including going hitless in his final 11 at bats...
♦ As per my usual practice, I have filled out my bracket as only someone who knows very little about college basketball and a lot about college baseball can do: I determine the winner of each match based on how I think their current baseball teams would do. Unfortunately, Missouri is eliminated by Louisville in the 2nd round by my plan, since Louisville Baseball is currently one of the top teams in D-1 Baseball. My Final Four? North Carolina beats UNLV, Louisville beats Ole Miss, the Tarheels win it all.
But if you think my approach to Bracketology is odd, check out the Mascot Method at House of Sparky, or the Pick Your Favorite Colors method at SportsPickle.com.
And I guarantee you'l like the winner of All 68 NCAA Tournament Schools Ranked By Coolest Person Who Went There from Sports Illustrated Extra Mustard.