Missouri baseball drops opener of Bieser era

2 months 1 week 5 hours ago February 17, 2017 Feb 17, 2017 Friday, February 17 2017 Friday, February 17, 2017 10:35:00 PM CST in Sports
By: Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

FORT MYERS, Fla.  – Missouri baseball dropped their season opener to Eastern Michigan 6-2 Friday, the first game under new head coach Steve Bieser.

Bieser was hired from Southeast Missouri in June to replace Tim Jamieson, who resigned after 22 seasons at the helm.

Mizzou (0-1) jumped out to an early 2-1 lead in the first inning behind a single from junior catcher Brett Bond that plated two. However, those would be the only two runs that the Tigers would score all game.

Preseason All-American Tanner Houck started for Mizzou. The junior gave up five runs, four earned, on eight hits with two walks and received the loss. Houck also committed an error in the field.

The Eagles (1-0) received a strong performance from their starting pitcher Brent Mattson. Mattson gave up only two runs in five innings including four strikeouts.

The Tigers and Eagles are slated for a doubleheader Saturday and will conclude the four-game series Sunday.   

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