Mizzou Drops Series Opener at Tennessee

3 years 2 months 2 days ago March 22, 2013 Mar 22, 2013 Friday, March 22 2013 Friday, March 22, 2013 7:20:00 PM CDT in Tiger Talk
Source: Shawn Davis

KNOXVILLE, TN - The Mizzou baseball team fell to 7-11 on the season and 1-3 in SEC play after dropping game one of a three-game series at Tennessee, 4-0, on Friday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Mizzou starter Rob Zastryzny gave up three runs in the first inning before settling in as he was tagged with his fourth loss of the season.

Zastryzny (1-4) went 6.2 innings, allowing five hits, three earned runs and four walks while striking out four. Tennessee, which moved to 12-9 on the year and 2-2 in SEC play, got a complete game from starter Zack Godley, who went 9.0 innings, allowing five hits while walking five and striking out eight.

The Tiger offense was stagnant despite drawing five walks on the night and struggled to get a key hit as it left eight runners on base in the game. Dane Opel tallied two hits in the game as he continued to swing a hot stick for the Tigers. No other Tiger had more than one hit in the game. The complete game shutout by Godley was the Vols' first since 2006. Tennessee jumped all over Zastryzny in the first inning, plating three runs, two of which came on a big two-out hit by six-hole hitter Pierce Bily on a liner back through center field.

Zastryzny was close to minimizing the damage to just one run in the first inning after striking out Taylor Smart for the second out, but he couldn't retire Bily who delivered the two-out RBI. But after the first inning, Zastryzny settled down and needed just 21 pitches to retire Tennessee in order over the next two innings; 17 of those 21 pitches for strikes in that span as he sat down seven in a row.

Mizzou then threatened in the top of the fourth after a two-out hit from Dylan Kelly and a walk from Dillon Everett, but Shane Segovia popped up to right field. Zastryzny continued to breeze through the Vol lineup in the bottom of the fourth and then got into some trouble in the fifth. After going 0-2 on Will Maddox, Zastryzny walked him and then allowed him to steal second and then move to third on a passed ball by Kelly.

He then walked Jeff Moberg on four straight balls and Morberg wound up on second after stealing a base, putting runners on second and third with one out for Scott Price. Price hit into a 5-2 fielder's choice, but advanced to second on the play during the rundown between third and home. That put runners on second and third for Christin Stewart, who Zastryzny turned into his third strikeout victim as he pitched around trouble in the fifth.

Mizzou put its leadoff man aboard for the second consecutive inning in the sixth, but Logan Pearson was robbed of extra bases and likely an RBI by UT left fielder Parker Wormsley. Opel then singled, but Kelly lined out to center and Everett grounded out to short to end the threat.

After Zastryzny pitched the Tigers through the sixth, Segovia led off the seventh with a double, but a pair of pop ups and a strikeout by Brannon Champagne ended the threat. Tennessee then added a run on a squeeze play in the eighth and took a 4-0 lead to the top of the ninth inning. Josh Lester picked up a hit in the ninth but he was erased on a double play to end the game.

The Tigers and Vols will play a doubleheader at noon on Saturday to complete the series.

More News

Grid
List
PULASKI - Only one 911 line is operational at the Pulaski County Call Center after a lightning strike damaged the... More >>
2 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 10:12:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri said it has seen an increase in people needing food... More >>
3 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:10:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - MU School of Medicine research revealed that factors other than mental illness could lead to criminal acts of... More >>
4 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:11:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City Fire Department investigation attributes the deaths of two firefighters at least partly on... More >>
4 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 7:37:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Charges were filed against a driver in relation to a police chase in Jefferson City on Tuesday.... More >>
5 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:57:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The Missouri Department of Economic Development (MDED) named Boone County the fastest-growing county in the state of Missouri... More >>
6 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 5:56:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The next time drivers head down Grindstone Parkway in Columbia, they may notice a sign telling them to... More >>
6 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 5:39:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway said a state board created to advocate for small businesses against government... More >>
6 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 5:38:00 PM CDT in News
REPUBLIC (AP) — A southwestern Missouri prosecutor said a police officer acted in self-defense when he shot and killed an... More >>
8 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 4:02:00 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the St. Louis shooting death of an 8-month-old boy and the search for... More >>
8 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 3:50:00 PM CDT in News
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — A former Missouri man serving a 20-year sentence for killing his estranged wife and burying her... More >>
8 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 3:46:42 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – As part of an effort to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon... More >>
8 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 3:41:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – Beef prices are decreasing. This comes just in time for Memorial Day weekend. According to the Bureau... More >>
8 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 3:40:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Supreme Court judges say the state doesn't owe two retired judges who later asked for... More >>
9 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 3:05:08 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld two laws that limit the ability of local governments to... More >>
9 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 2:45:04 PM CDT in News
HALLSVILLE – The 2016 Bianchi Cup Action Pistol Championship started Tuesday, attracting competitive shooters from across the world to mid-Missouri.... More >>
9 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 2:35:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Missouri violent and property crime rates are both higher than the national average. The office of the... More >>
10 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 1:52:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Columbia is set to become one of the first communities in the country to join a... More >>
10 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 1:32:16 PM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 63°
1am 65°
2am 65°
3am 66°
4am 66°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

11:37p
Late Night with Seth Meyers
12:37a
Last Call with Carson Daly
1:07a
The Insider
12:00a
Community
12:30a
The King of Queens
1:00a
The King of Queens

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Heartbeat
8:00p
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
9:00p
Chicago P.D.
7:00p
Arrow
8:00p
Supernatural
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld