Pitching Rules as Tigers Split Doubleheader
COLUMBIA -- The Missouri baseball team split a doubleheader with Oklahoma State on Saturday. Oklahoma State took a narrow victory 3-2 in the first game before Mizzou came roaring back with a 4-1 victory in the second.
Missouri starter Rob Zastrynzny pitched a career-high 8 innings in the first game while posting 12 strikeouts on 128 pitches. It was the first time a Tiger pitcher has thrown double-digit strikeouts since 2009.
Zastryzny failed to get the win, though. A two-run shot with two out in the top of the ninth gave the Cowboys the lead and the 3-2 victory.
In the second game, Blake Holovach had the start for Mizzou. He extended his scoreless inning streak to 15 before giving up an unearned run in the seventh. His streak without an earned run now rests at 17.2 innings of work.
The Mizzou offense jumped out to an early first inning lead in the second game.Brown walked to lead off for Mizzou, and Champagne followed with a walk of his own. A one-out single to right by Dane Opel loaded the bases with one out, and a two-out walk to Garcia scored a run to give Mizzou a 1-0 lead. Scott Sommerfeld's single to right then scored two runs to take a 3-0 lead heading to the second.
The Tigers went on to defeat Oklahoma State 4-1.
The teams meet again Sunday at 1 p.m. at Taylor Stadium to finish the series.