Aaron Carter, 23 Sports

Sunday, February 26—

Missouri Tigers baseball threw a combined one-hitter in its win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, the team’s first time allowing no more than one hit since 2015 against Purdue. This one-hitter led the Tigers to a dominant 9-0 win on Saturday in Texas.

Sophomore left-hander Michael Plassmeyer hadn’t allowed a hit through five complete frames, but gave up a hit in the sixth inning in a 14-pitch battle with TAMUCC’s Dan Brokop. Plassmeyer earned his second career win and went a career-high six innings with eight strikeouts.

The Kleberg Bank College Classic also had its record book edited on Saturday, as the one hit allowed over five plus innings was an event record. Plassmeyer did the majority of the work, but five other Tigers pitchers joined him in the dominant performance. The six hurlers put together a combined 15 strikeouts, which marked a season-high for the Tigers.

On the offensive side, the Tigers were equally dominant. Mizzou collected 15 hits coming from eight different players (six of whom had multiple hits).

Freshman Kameron Misner was a standout for Missouri, collecting his second three-hit game of the year. Misner also drove in two runs, which tied junior Brett Bond for a game-high.

Junior Alex Samples drove in the opening run in the second inning on an RBI double, the first double of Samples’ D1 career. However, the Tigers weren’t even close to being done, scoring four runs in the third inning. Misner drove in the first run of the third inning on an RBI single to right field and Bond followed with a two-run double. Junior Robbie Glendinning finished off the scoring for the inning on another RBI single, extending the lead to 5-0.

Mizzou tacked on two more in the sixth inning: one run came on an RBI triple by sophomore Connor Brumfield (Brumfield has hit safely in every game this season) and the other came via Misner on another RBI single to right field.

Following Plassmeyer’s strikeout to end the sixth inning, his teammates continued the strikeout party, striking out six additional batters consecutively. Sophomore Ty Shoaff came in and replaced Plassmeyer for the seventh inning, promptly striking out the side in order. Junior Nolan Gromacki then came in for the eighth inning and struck out two batters in a row and junior Bryce Montes de Oca finished off the inning with another strikeout.

Redshirt junior Ryan Lee finished off the game for the Tigers in the ninth, posting another scoreless frame. Mizzou will attempt to finish off its good performance in the Kleberg College Classic in the title game against Illinois.