Mizzou baseball drops second straight contest

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By Anthony Romano, 23 Sports

Wednesday, March 25

The red-hot Tiger baseball team has gone cold, losing its second straight game on Wednesday, this time dropping an 8-3 contest to Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Golden Lions homered twice off Missouri pitchers to take game one of a two game series.

Missouri got the scoring started in the bottom of the first when Jake Ring hit a single to center field and advanced to third on two groundouts that followed. The centerfielder then scored on a wild pitch to give the Tigers an early 1-0 advantage.

UAPB responded quickly, however, as two men reached base early in the inning and both scored on a throwing error by first baseman Zach Lavy, to give the Golden Lions the lead.

Two innings later Missouri tied the game up after Lavy doubled and was driven home by another double from sophomore Jack Klages. The RBI two-bagger extended Klages’ hitting streak to six games, and he has reached base in all nine games he has played in this season.

Both teams exchanged runs in the seventh inning to make it tied at three apiece heading to the eighth. UAPB pulled ahead on a two-run home run from Jerimiah Figueroa after right fielder Vladimir Gomez reached on an error earlier in the inning.

Both runs were unearned, yet UAPB now held a 5-3 lead after eight.

The Golden Lions put the game away in the ninth, scoring three runs on four hits to make it 8-3.

The Tigers went down quietly in the bottom of the ninth and lost their second straight game.

Missouri will be in action again on Wednesday for a rematch with the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions at 2:05 p.m. at Taylor Stadium.