Mizzou baseball prepares for Arkansas State

1 month 3 days 3 hours ago Tuesday, March 20 2018 Mar 20, 2018 Tuesday, March 20, 2018 4:30:00 PM CDT March 20, 2018 in Sports
By: Chance Sticklen, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The No. 25 Missouri Tigers baseball team who recently captured one win in their three game series against LSU this past weekend, prepares for their upcoming five-game homestand.

The Tigers (15-5, 1-2 SEC) welcome the Arkansas State Red Wolves, who are an even 8-8 on the season to Taylor Stadium on Tuesday night for game one of a two-game series.

Mizzou only posted a 2-2 week, last week. Although the Tigers only managed to win two games, each of their four games were against Top-20 opponents.

This will be the first meeting between these two teams since the 2013 season, when the Tigers and Red Wolves split a two-game series.

Prior the 2013 matchups between Mizzou and Arkansas State, it had been 11 years (2002) since the two teams had met in Columbia.

Junior Tyler LaPlante will get the start for the Tigers on the hill. LaPlante has been perfect for the Tigers thus far (2-0), delivering an 8-inning performance last Tuesday against No. 20 Wichita State.

For the Red Wolves, junior RHP and former Arkansas pitcher Nate Alberius, perhaps Arkansas State’s top pitcher will take the mound. Alberius is 2-0 with a team-leading 1.33 ERA and the leads the team in innings pitched (27) and 28 strikeouts. Opposing teams are only batting .190 against Alberius.

Game coverage can been seen at 6 p.m. on the SEC Network.




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