Wendell Shepherd – 23 Sports

This week, Mizzou Baseball traveled to Frisco, Texas to begin play in the Frisco College Baseball Classic. The Tigers took on the Dallas Baptist Patriots on Thursday and Friday.

In game one on Thursday, Joshua Day got the Tigers out to an early 1-0 lead with an RBI double in the third. Senior All-American Brandt Belk added another run in the fifth with a single to left field. Lukas Veinbergs started the game on the hill for the Tigers. Veinbergs threw five scoreless innings, striking out a career-high seven batters. After Veinburgs left the game, the Tigers held onto their 2-0 lead until the bottom of the eighth. The Patriots plated three in the eighth on a fielder’s choice and a two-RBI double. The Tigers were unable to respond in the ninth and would lose the game by a score of 3-2.

On Friday, the Patriots would beat the Tigers again, this time, by a score of 8-0. The Tigers bats were cold in this one, only amassing two hits, a single from Belk and Torin Montgomery. Mizzou struck out 15 times in Friday’s competition. Tiger pitching allowed six earned runs on five hits. 

Mizzou will look to get back in the win column in their final two games in Frisco. The Tigers take on the Oklahoma Sooners at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Following Saturday’s game, Mizzou will play the Arizona Wildcats at noon on Sunday to wrap up their weekend.

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