Brown's Walk-Off Single Leads Tigers to Win Against Rival Kansas
COLUMBIA - The Missouri baseball team beat rival Kansas 3-2 on Saturday a walk-off single from Blake Brown in the bottom of the ninth. Brown's singled scored Brannon Champagne to earn the win for the Tigers, improving their record to 14-21 on the season and 2-8 in Big 12 play.
Senior pitch Phil McCormick got his win number four of the season after pitching the final 2.2 innings. McCormick allowed just one hit and striked out two, including Jason Brunansky with a go-ahead run on third base. Junior Matt Stites started the game for the Tigers and threw 6.1 innings, allowing just one earned run and striking out seven in a total of 115 pitches.
Kansas scored an unearned run in the first and got another in the run in the third, but the Tigers managed to get on the board in the fifth. The Tigers got a total of six hits in the game,were walked nine times and were hit by pitches twice. Champagne, went 3-5 with two runs scored while Brown and Jonah Schmidt had two RBIs for the Tigers. Brown went 1-2 at the plate with three walks in the game. Eric Garcia also went 1-1 at the plate with three walks. Both Garcia and Champagne extended their hit streak to six game.