Lukas Parrish – 23 Sports

Missouri baseball lost its third straight as they fell to the Kansas State Wildcats on Tuesday, April 27 by a score of 13-8.

A rough start for MU kept them down the whole game as the Wildcats jumped out to a five-run lead after the bottom of the first inning. Following a scoreless second inning, the Tigers’ bats did manage to get hot in the top of the third.

Left fielder CJ Cepicky and shortstop Joshua Day managed to start the inning off right as they both reached base on walks following the one out. Right fielder Andrew Keefer followed up by reaching first base on a base hit. With only one out and the bases loaded, first baseman Torin Montgomery reached base on the third walk of the inning. Designated hitter Garrett Rice struck out looking for the second out in the inning, but catcher Tre Morris followed with a single that allowed Keefer and Day to score. After Luke Mann was walked for the fourth walk of the inning, pinch hitter Josh Holt Jr. hit a single to second base which caused the third out of the inning, but not before Montgomery put a fourth run on the board for the Tigers.

Unfortunately for Missouri, their defense was unable to step up with their offense as the Wildcats scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning. MU would be unable to overcome that deficit as Kansas State would go on to out-hit them in the game 14 hits to only six. Following the game, Missouri’s record fell to 12-26. The win went to K-State pitcher Dylan Phillips who, with this game, recorded his first win of the season.

The Missouri Tigers look to turn their season around with their series at Alabama. It will take place from Friday, April 30 – Sunday, May 2. 

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