Mizzou Baseball Drops Second Straight Game In San Francisco

Saturday, Feb. 25 –

One day after losing 3-1 to the San Francisco Dons, the Missouri Tigers lost 3-1 again Saturday.

San Francisco was led by a strong pitching performance from freshman Abe Bobb. Bobb gave up four hits and no runs in seven innings of work. He also had five strikeouts and zero walks. Offensively, sophomore catcher Mason Morioka led San Francisco. Morioka recorded two hits, one of which was a solo home run.

Sophomore Rob Zastryzny took the loss for the Tigers. Zastryzny allowed six hits and all three of San Francisco’s runs over five and a third innings. After Zastryzny left the game, freshman John Miles came in and pitched two stellar innings of relief, striking out four and allowing only one hit.

The Tigers looked as if they would rally in the eighth inning after junior catcher Andreas Plackis led off the inning with a double. The next batter, sophomore second baseman Dillon Everett, singled to put runners at the corners for junior right fielder Blake Brown. Brown grounded out, scoring Plackis. This was all the Tigers could muster up, however. The next batter, junior center fielder Brannon Champagne, lined into a double play.

The Tigers (2-3) will try to avoid getting swept Sunday at 3 p.m., as they finish off the series against the Dons (4-2). The Tigers will be home for nearly the entire month of March as they play 19 home games in the month at Taylor Stadium.

– Robert O’Neill
23 Sports
Staff Writer