Tigers Split Northeastern Series

Hank Noah, 23 Sports

The Missouri Tigers baseball team traveled to Fort Myers, Fl., on Friday to begin a four-game slate against Northeastern. Mizzou carried a lot of momentum with them into Fort Meyers, having won their previous matchup by a score of 9-0. The energy continued  in the first game of the series on Friday, as the Tigers narrowly beat Northeastern by a score 5-2.

Although Mizzou had two errors on the night, they put up two runs in the first and never let up off the gas pedal.

In the first game of Saturday’s double-header, the Tigers fell to Northeastern 10-8. Northeastern started off the game with three runs in the first inning. In the bottom of the seventh, Mizzou took a 7-4 lead as the Tigers batted in five runs. However, Northeastern scored three runs in both the eighth and ninth innings, and this would put the nail in the coffin for Mizzou.

In game two on Saturday, Mizzou blew out Northeastern 20-1. The Tigers scored 20 runs on 20 hits in a game that lasted a little over three hours.

On Sunday, Mizzou fell to Northeastern in the last game of the series, 4-2. This game was close throughout, and going in to the bottom of the ninth, Mizzou was down by three. They were only able to bat in one run however, and Mizzou took the loss.

The series split for the Tigers puts them at 5-3 on the young season.

Next for Mizzou they will head back to Columbia for a two-game home series against Alabama A&M.