Tim Nwachukwu/Missourian Outfielder Jake Ring(cq) sprints to third base during the third inning against the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers at Taylor Stadium on Saturday, March 7, 2015. The Tigers lost 5-1.

Jake Cookson, 23 Sports

Friday, February 27—

The Tigers’ hot streak continued in the sunshine state Saturday, as a late push by the Missouri offense propelled the club to its fourth straight win against Hofstra, 11-4.

Three doubles in the sixth allowed the Tigers to take a commanding lead, as Saturday also marked Mizzou’s fourth consecutive game with ten or more hits.

Junior center fielder Jake Ring got things started for the Tigers in the first lining a single into the gap. Ring stole second to set up the first Mizzou run and finished just short of perfect on the day at 4-for-5 with 2 runs and 1 RBI.

Not to be outdone by his offense, senior Austin Tribby put up a dazzling stat line of his own on the rubber for the Tigers in the first start of his career. Tribby threw for two career-highs pitching for six innings and eight strikeouts with only two earned runs against the Pride.

Heading into the bottom of the sixth, star freshman Connor Brumfield gave the Tigers’ bullpen some wiggle room during a tight game. Brumfield batted in 3 runners and had 2 hits in the sixth inning alone. The freshman would find himself 4-for-5 with 3 RBI and a run at the end of the game marking his career-high in RBIs.

Despite the recent struggles for the Tigers’ relievers, they pitched exceptionally well off the mound against a tough Hofstra lineup. Underclassmen Cole Bartlett, Ty Shoaff and Graham Ruopp combined for four strikeouts and one earned run over three innings piched to seal the 11-4 win for the Tigers.

This win puts the Tigers at 6-2 on the season as they look to complete the four-game sweep of Hofstra (0-6) Sunday at 10 a.m. Freshman Michael Plassmeyer gets the call for the Tigers on the mound, as the top-raked recruit looks to get his Mizzou career started on a high note.

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Photo courtesy of www.timnwachukwu.com.