Logan Courtois, 23 Sports

Sunday, February 21 –

Mizzou baseball lost its series finale against Seton Hall, 9-1, at City of Palms Park, Florida. The Tigers split the four game series with the Pirates after winning the first two games.

Redshirt sophomore Ryan Lee got the start Sunday afternoon. Lee gave up one run in each of the first three innings as well as the fifth. Seton Hall dominated the seventh inning putting four runs on the board compared to the Tigers single run.

Leadoff man Derek Jenkins for Seton Hall singled up the middle and went on to steal second. The Pirates first run came from the bat of Chris Chiaradio as he hit a double to score Jenkins from second. Junior shortstop, Ryan Howard, however made a great play to double off the runner at second to end the first inning.

In the second inning Lee started off strong striking out two batters. It looked like the inning was over, but sophomore left fielder Trey Harris lost the ball in the sun, ultimately leading to a Seton Hall runner to score.

The Pirates added another run in the third and fourth while the Tigers’ bats were almost non-existent. Mizzou got leadoff singles in both the fourth and fifth inning from junior Jake Ring and senior Zach Lavy, but could not take advantage.

Reliever redshirt sophomore Cole Bartlett came in and threw nine pitches in the sixth retiring the side. Bartlett’s strong pitching did not carry over to the seventh as he loaded the bases and walked a man in to give Seton Hall a 5-0 lead.

Redshirt freshman Liam Carter came in during the seventh and gave up three runs increasing Seton Hall’s lead to 8-0. The Tigers would go on to score in the seventh as sophomore Brett Bond would score on a wild pitch.

In the eighth with a man on first Ring hit a ground rule double, but the Tigers could not manage to score. The Pirates scored their final run of the game in the ninth coming from a bases-loaded walk.

Mizzou next takes on Florida International in Miami on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. For more information about Mizzou Baseball follow @MizzouBaseball on Twitter or check out mutigers.com.