Mizzou Baseball drops rubber game to Texas A&M

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By Carter Woodiel, 23 Sports

Sunday, March 29-

Logan Taylor hit a grand slam in a 9-run sixth inning, Texas A&M jumped out to a 14-0 lead and Missouri baseball fell short Sunday afternoon against the Aggies 14-6.

It was the final game of a three game series from Blue Bell Park in College Station, Texas.

Taylor, a junior, went 3-for-4 before being pulled for a defensive replacement in the seventh. Senior catcher Mitchell Nau went 3-for-6 with four runs batted in to lead the way for the Aggies (No. 2 USA Today Coaches’ Poll).

Missouri’s pitching staff, which the Tigers have relied on to win eight one-run games this season, struggled all afternoon against A&M’s potent offense.

Starter Peter Fairbanks failed to record an out in the fourth inning, giving up four runs (three earned) and six hits to take the loss.

Texas A&M’s offense continued to batter Mizzou’s pitchers, forcing the Tigers to make three pitching chances during the 14-batter sixth frame.

Mizzou scored five runs in the seventh inning to put a dent in the Aggies’ lead, but Chris Akmon flied out with runners on second and third for the final out of the half-inning.

Missouri was 0-for-6 with two outs in the game, while Texas A&M went 4-for-12.

The loss gave the Aggies a 2-1 series victory. They beat the Tigers 7-4 on Friday night and Missouri rallied to beat Texas A&M 3-2 on Saturday.

Up next for Missouri is the annual Braggin’ Rights game versus rival Illinois. First pitch from GCS Ballpark in Sauget, Ill. is scheduled for Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.