Tigers avenge loss against A&M Corpus Christie

By Matt Horn, 23 Sports

Saturday, Feb. 21-

The Missouri Tigers baseball team picked up their sixth win of the season on Saturday against A&M Corpus Christie. Mizzou pitcher Tyler Houck is now 2-0 in 2015 after giving up just three hits with and a run in a 5-1 win over the Islanders.

Corpus Christie was off to a rough start early. Missouri leadoff man Jake Ring was hit by a pitch and then advanced to second after a wild pitch during Brett Peel’s at bat. Ring and Peel would both score to give the Tigers a quick 2-0 lead after the first inning.

Both teams went without a hit in the second and third before a top of the fourth Brett Bond home run over the left field wall. This was Bond’s second HR of the year, the first coming in walk off fashion on Friday night.

In the top of the seventh, Case Munson got a home run of his own and scored Zach Lavy from second. The Tigers held a 5-0 lead at the seventh inning stretch.

The freshman Houck was sensational on Saturday. Houck had given up just one hit through six innings in just his second start for the Tigers. In the seventh, Houck let up a home run and single but still picked up two outs before being pulled for relief man Austin Tribby.

Kyle Danford’s home run in the bottom of the seventh was the only time the Islanders would score all day. Breckin Williams closde the game for Missouri for his third save of the season.

The Kelberg Bank College Classic will close on Sunday. Mizzou is off to a fast start, now 6-1 on the season. Next weekend the Tigers take on the University of Illinois at Chicago with games beginning Friday at 6:05 p.m.