Lauren Michelson, 23 Sports

Mizzou baseball scored a season-high 19 runs Wednesday at home, beating the Kansas State Wildcats by a final score of 19-2. The Tigers truly showed their teamwork, holding the Wildcats to just two runs on six hits. Senior 1B Tony Ortiz hit four RBI while junior 3B Austin James had a career day with six RBI. Tommy Springer, a freshman RHP, gained his second victory of the year, striking out seven batters and tossing 5.0 shutout frames for a career-best.

Mizzou scored early on against the Wildcats, scoring at least one run in each of the first five innings. After single runs in the first and second innings, the Tigers scored four runs in the third, five runs in the fourth and six runs in the fifth. The 17 runs scored on Wednesday represented the team’s ninth double-digit output of the year. James had quite the night, as his six RBI’s were the most of any Tiger this season.To go along with that stat, he also had four runs on three hits. Ortiz was close behind him with three runs, three hits and four RBI, all of which match his single-game career bests. Sophomore OF Thomas Broyles also stood out, reaching bases three times as well as scoring a run and having an RBI. No Tiger who had at least three at bats failed to reach base.

The Tigers improved their home record to 12-1 and their overall record to 17-5 with the win.

Next up the Tigers take on Kentucky at home on Friday, April 5th at 6:30 p.m.