20 March 2011

Mizzou on the Diamond

#13 Tiger softball extends win streak to 19, baseball falls to .500
by MizzMatt - 3/20/2011
Infielder Maddison Ruggeberg
Columbia, MO- Spring.  It comes every year, and along with it comes baseball and softball.  The Tigers' softball team, coached by Ehren Earleywine, entered the season with a preseason #7 ranking, and after falling behind the curveball in California, they've been virtually unstoppable.  Missouri softball extends their win streak to 19 straight with the their two victories today.  They won 10-1 over Western Michigan and 2-0 over Minnesota and are now 22-3 on the year.  The shutout today over Minnesota makes 13 on the year, and 12 of the last 15.  They travel to Lawrence, KS to take on the Beakers in their Big 12 opener on March 23rd.

C Ryan Ampleman
The Tiger baseball team has come a long way since starting the season 1-4, and today they split their games today against Central Michigan, ending a 6-game win streak.  After yesterday's 14-7 win over the Chippewas, game two of the doubleheader was postponed to today, where the Tigers notched that sixth-straight win with a 8-6 victory.  Game two against the Chips they fell 1-8.  Coach Tim Jamieson's squad falls to an even 10-10 (.500) on the season and will take on Central Arkansas on March 22 & 23 before taking on the Oklahoma Sooners in their Big 12 opener on March 25.  The conference opener is scheduled for 6p/CT at Simmons Field.

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