Anderson Leads Missouri to Series Victory Over No.15 Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Fifth-year senior Eric Anderson led the Mizzou baseball team to an 8-3 victory over the No. 15 Kentucky Wildcats Sunday afternoon. Anderson struck out 10 batters for the second outing in a row, something that has not been done by a Tiger since March 2013.
Anderson, who pitched for a total of seven innings, allowed nine hits and one walk against the Wildcats. With four strikeouts in just his first two innings on the mound, Anderson set the tone early on. It was not until the bottom of the third that Kentucky rallied, tying the Tigers with a one-out, two-run double by Max Kuhn. However, the Tigers came back with strong bats led by senior Dillon Everett in the fourth inning, putting Mizzou back in the lead, 3-2.
The Tigers, with an overall record of 17-17 and 6-9 in conference play, proved that while their record may not be stellar, they can compete on the road. The Wildcats currently boast a record of 22-13 overall and 7-8 in SEC play. However, before this weekend, Mizzou had not won a series on the road against a ranked opponent since 2009. This season, the Tigers have been victorious in five games against ranked opponents, including No. 20 Auburn.
Mizzou is now 4-7 in road games this season, with all four wins coming against ranked opponents. The Tigers will head south to Springfield to play the Missouri State Bears this Tuesday.
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