Mizzou Baseball makes history with 16th consecutive win

3 months 1 week 2 days ago March 15, 2017 Mar 15, 2017 Wednesday, March 15 2017 Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:36:00 PM CDT in Baseball
By: Bradley Smith, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - With the MU basketball team stealing much of Wednesday's headlines with the hiring of new basketball coach Cuonzo Martin, the MU baseball team had an historic win at Taylor Stadium against Chicago State beating the Cougars 7-6 in 13 innings.

The Tigers struggled defensively in the game and committed 7 errors on the afternoon. However, they were able to make up for their defensive miscues by getting 13 hits.

The game went into extra innings tied up at 4-4, when Chicago State’s first baseman Rick Salazar smashed a 2-run home run in the top of the 11th inning to put the Cougars ahead 6-4.

The Tigers then mounted a comeback of their own in the bottom of the 11th as sophomore outfielder Connor Brumfield drilled a double that scored Kameron Misner and Brian Sharp to tie score a 6-6.

It wasn’t until the bottom of the 13th inning that MU was able to make history. With Connor Brumfield at the plate and the winning run at third, he hit a pop up to left field that was dropped by the left fielder. After the umpires reviewed if the ball was fair or foul, it was upheld and MU won 7-6.

The Tigers baseball team is off to their best start in team history with a record of 16-1 and are 3 wins shy of tying their most consecutive wins in a row at 19. Their next game is the SEC opener Friday evening against Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

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