The No. 14 Missouri Tigers baseball team returns home after an impressive weekend in Knoxville, TN by taking two of three from the Volunteers. Today’s game against the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is the Tigers’ first midweek game since losing to No. 11 Illinois on March 31st.
Mizzou continues to impress and surprise the conference with a 24-12 record, and are second in the SEC East behind Vanderbilt for the division lead. The Trojans 12-18 under first year coach Chris Curry.
MU journalism student Alex Schiffer admits he was surprised by the Tigers’ success. “At some point I was just expecting them to start losing and the party, but they continue to take care of business.”
On the mound today is Columbia native John Miles, who was slated to pitch last Thursday against UT but was scratched because of an illness. The senior is 1-1 on the year with a 2.88 ERA. Miles’ counterpart is Reed Willenborg, a sophomore with an 0-2 record and a high 5.40 ERA.
UALR got on the board in the first inning with some help from the Tigers. An error and a couple of hits gave the first run of the game to the Trojans 1-0.
Mizzou had a golden opportunity in the second by drawing two walks, but three flyouts sent the Tigers back empty handed.
The Tigers went down in order in the bottom of the third. UALR lead 1-0 after 3.
Going into the bottom of the fourth, the Tigers have had two base runners and zero hits.