Mizzou Baseball Prepares for NCAA Tournament
The Tigers enter the tournament with a 31-25 record, winning 13 of their last 17 games, including five over Texas, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma, all number one seeds.
Tiger ace Max Scherzer (7-1) is a big reason for Missouri's recent success, giving up just one run in his last two starts, both wins over Texas and Oklahoma.
"When you look at the past 10 games and how we played, you know we played outstanding and that's obviously what the committee looked at, and I'm just really happy that we made the tournament," Scherzer said.
Junior pitcher Nathan Culp said, "You got to look at it like we're 0-0 right now, and we're going into a new season, and the tournament and with the other teams in our regional and with the way everyone is playing right now. Guys are getting healthy and it's all happening at the right time, so we're all real positive about it."
Head Coach Tim Jamieson said, "We're playing right now as well as we have all season. The pitching is sound, Max is healthy and fresh, you know he's only hit the 65 inning mark so he's fresh. And Nathan is capable of beating anybody. I guarantee Pepperdine as a one seed is not real happy with the draw they got."