Missouri’s Troublesome Eighth Leads to Loss to Northeastern

Marcus Thomas, 23 Sports

Mizzou came into their Thursday match-up with the Northeastern Huskies at 2-2, with a chance to get above .500 for the first time all year. For most of the game, it looked like they were gonna do just that. The Tigers held a 3-0 lead into the eighth, when the wheels fell off and Mizzou gave up four unanswered, leading to a 4-3 Northeastern win.

The Tigers started the game strong, scoring two runs in the first inning off of an RBI single by center fielder Kameron Misner, who continues his hot streak to start the season. Their third run came from a single by shortstop Chris Cornelius that scored right fielder Clayton Peterson. Peterson scored two runs for Missouri and drew two walks for the Tigers.

Tyler LaPlante got the nod on the mound for the Tigers and didn’t disappoint in the first seven innings, holding the Huskies scoreless through seven before running into trouble in the eighth, giving up three runs in the inning.The Huskies, on the other hand, handed the ball to Tyler Brown, who gave them five innings and gave up three runs and striking out five Tigers.

The Huskies scored all four of their runs in the eighth inning. Their first came on a fielder’s choice and an error by Missouri catcher Chad McDaniel. The next two runs came off of a single by Northeastern shortstop Scott Holzwasser. The final run of the eighth came on a wild pitch by Cameron Dulle, who relieved LaPlante.

Ian Bedell was called in to end the damage and he finished the game going 1.1 innings and striking out two. Dulle ended up taking the loss for the Tigers, dropping his season record to 1-1 on the season.

Josh Winkler got the win for the Huskies, giving him a 1-0 season record. Andrew Misiaszek got the save for the Huskies, his second of the season.