Mizzou baseball off to its best start since 1985 with sweep of UIC

1 year 7 months 4 weeks ago March 01, 2015 Mar 1, 2015 Sunday, March 01 2015 Sunday, March 01, 2015 2:25:00 PM CST in Mizzou Xtra
By: Alex Farkas, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

MILLINGTON, Tennessee - Mizzou baseball completed the three-game sweep over UIC Sunday with a 10-1 victory at USA Stadium. 

The team is riding a six game winning streak and the program is now off to its best start since 1985 with a record of 10-1. 

Junior Peter Fairbanks took the mound Sunday morning and went 7.1 inngings, allowing four hits and one unearned run, as he moved to 1-1 on the year.  

UIC struck first in the top of the third with an RBI single from designated hitter Tyler Dettmer. However, the Tigers came roaring back in the bottom half of the inning with three runs. The inning began with a solo home run from center fielder Jake Ring. The sophomore finished with two hits and two RBI's on the day. 

The Tigers expanded their lead with six runs in the bottom of the eighth. Junior first baseman Zach Lavy singled in two runs that inning and finished with three hits at four at-bats on the day. 

Mizzou returns to Columbia for a six game homestand beginning with a two-game series against Central Arkansas on Tuesday. 

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