Posted: Apr 12, 2013 9:09 PM by KOMU 8 Sports
Updated: Apr 14, 2013 8:11 PM
NASHVILLE - A matchup featuring two highly touted pitching prospects turned into an offensive show as Mizzou fell 11-5 to No. 2 Vanderbilt Friday night.
Commodores starter Kevin Ziomek, a projected first-round pick, couldn't stop the Tigers from jumping out to an early lead as Dillon Kelly and Kendall Keeton both hit RBI doubles to put MU up 2-0 in the first.
But the early lead wouldn't last as Tiger starter Rob Zastryzny, coming off a complete-game shutout against Georgia last Friday, gave up a three-run homer to Connor Harrell with one out in the first.
Mizzou struck back in the second with a Case Munson two-run single to retake the lead 4-3, but Zastryzny gave up another long ball in the bottom of the frame that evened the score 4-4. A second homerun by Harrell in the bottom of the fifth gave the Commodores the lead for good.
Ziomek settled in after his rough start, going six innings and striking out six before handing the game off to the bullpen.
Vanderbilt continued to add to its lead, and chased Zastryzny from the game after just 4+ innings. Jake Walsh limited the damage to two runs in the fifth, but Vandy would get three more in the bottom of the sixth to open up a 9-4 advantage.
A Dane Opel homerun in the seventh made it 9-5, but it was two little too late for the Tigers.
The loss drops Mizzou to 4-9 in the conference, 12-18 overall. The second game of the series is Saturday at 4 p. m.
Posted 2:08 PM 11/26/2015 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Reporter and Nicole Cooke, Sedalia Democrat Reporter
COLUMBIA - A fire in Sedalia gutted two homes and others were burning Thursday at Fourth Street near Missouri Avenue. Dramatic pictures and video from the scene show flames and heavy smoke.
Sedalia Democrat reporter Nicole Cooke said no one was hurt.
Posted 1:55 PM 11/26/2015 by Kolbie Satterfield, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA – An expected 650 people were fed a full Thanksgiving meal today thanks to the annual “Everybody Eats” program.
There were 59 turkeys and 11 hams prepared the day before Thanksgiving to feed the crowd, head chef Bill Sullivan said.
For two of the many (More)
Posted 12:09 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police said an officer shot and killed a man during a struggle over the officer's gun.
Police on Thursday identified the man who was killed as 23-year-old Magnum E. Phillips, of Springfield. Police said in a news release that the shooting happened (More)
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Posted 10:31 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Arrests for drunken boating on Missouri waterways have fallen by 63 percent since the Missouri State Water Patrol merged with the Highway Patrol.
State records show that arrests for boating while intoxicated fell from 352 in 2010, the last year before the merger, to (More)
Posted 10:22 AM 11/26/2015 by Annisa Budiman, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - As people are preparing for their Thanksgiving feast, shoppers are planning to get the best deals for Black Friday. Many stores are again starting Black Friday sales early on Thursday this year.
KOMU 8 talked to shoppers at Walmart and Best Buy about their plans for (More)
Posted 9:40 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
BOONE COUNTY - An early morning fire broke out in a house at 6399 Old Village Road Thursday.
Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp of the Boone County Fire Protection District said a couch caught fire in the living room, causing smoke and heat damage throughout the room. The woman living there and her two dogs were able to escape without injury.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Posted 8:41 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
MEXICO - Mexico Public Safety arrested a man early Thursday morning in connection to a shooting in Mexico.
The Mexico Public Safety Department responded to calls of a man being shot just before 2 a.m. Thursday and found a 32-year-old man in the road in the 900 block of Carrico Street. (More)
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Posted 6:56 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPARTA (AP) - A southwest Missouri police chief has been placed on leave after killing a pit bull.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that Sparta Police Chief Andrew Spencer was placed on leave Tuesday.
A police report says a resident told Spencer earlier this month that (More)
Posted 5:40 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
OZARK (AP) - A Missouri woman has been found dead after shooting at bail bondsmen and exchanging gunfire with law enforcement.
Sgt. Jason Pace, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, identified the woman killed Wednesday afternoon as Somer Brook Speer, of Ozark. She also is a bondwoman (More)