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After a successful first series victory over Jacksonville State last weekend, the Missouri Tigers were hoping to continue their momentum into the Kleberg Bank College Classic Tournament. The team instead fell to Kansas State by a score of 5-1 over nine innings. Mizzou had plenty of scoring opportunities on the day, but failed to bring in any runners in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings. On the day, the Tigers were held to just four hits.

Despite the lackluster day at the plate, there were still a few Mizzou standouts. Infielder Peter Zimmermann racked up another RBI, continuing his impressive start to the 2020 campaign. Also of note, catcher Chad McDaniel had his third multi-hit game on the year, going 2-for-4 with two singles. And while these players aren’t putting up Joe DiMaggio numbers, Mark Vierling and Brandt Belk are on three game hitting streaks as both men amassed a base hit in this contest.

On the pitching side of the ball, Mizzou starter and junior Ian Bedell registered a quality start. Bedell went six innings, allowing three earned runs, while striking out five men without issuing a walk.

The Mizzou Tigers (2-2) will attempt to end their losing streak on Saturday as they take on Utah as part of the second game of the Kleberg Bank College Classic.