Baseball loses fourth straight contest

Baseball loses fourth straight contest

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By Jacob Seus, 23 sports

Wednesday, April 29—

The No. 21 Missouri Tigers baseball dropped their fourth straight game when they fell to the No. 15 Missouri State on Wednesday night, 13-8.

It was an all out slugfest from the first pitch. Tigers starter Andrew Schwaab was tagged for seven runs and six hits through the first two frames, the big blow coming in the first on a bases-loaded double by Jake Burger.

The Bears scored 10 runs in the first four innings to put Missouri into an urgent hole.

The Tigers showed their first sign of life in the top of the fourth when junior Josh Lester hit his fifth home run of the season and second home run in as many games to put the Tigers on the board.

The three run long ball added to Lester’s team-leading 32 RBI’s on the season.

The Tigers would keep the rally going, capped off by a Brett Bond two run single to cut the Bears lead to 9-5.

Mizzou’s momentum was taken away when All-American Tate Matheny hit a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth inning to give the Bears a 10-5 lead after five innings.

Things would settle down with neither team scoring again until the seventh inning when the Bears added two more thanks to a flurry of hits off Tigers reliever Brandon Baker.

Missouri had one last push in them when Zach Lavy hit a three run homer to put the Tigers down by four but it wasn’t enough.

The Tigers chances of hosting a regional in Columbia are now in serious jeopardy along with the danger of falling outside the top 25 rankings.

Mizzou will open a four-game home stand with Ole Miss beginning Friday night at 6 p.m.