AUSTIN, Texas - The Mizzou Tiger baseball team cashed in against Texas starting pitcher Taylor Jungmann for four runs in the first five innings but was unable score for the rest of the game as the Tigers fell to the No. 8 Longhorns, 5-4.
Jonah Schmidt started scoring on the Texas ace early grounding out with the bases loaded but Brown was able to score on the play making it 1-0 Tigers. The Tigers jumped on Jungmann again in the second inning as Tiger shortstop Jesse Santo walked and Brown laced a triple to right field scoring Santos and giving the Tigers a 2-0 lead. Jumping to the fifth inning, Opel drew a walk with two outs, then Jonah Schmidt came to the plate and struck a two-run shot to give the Tigers a 4-0 lead. But, the Longhorns showed resilience and why they are ranked #8 in the nation. Texas responded with a four-run fifth inning and a one-run sixth inning. After the Longhorn rally, Mizzou was unable get the tying run to the plate.
The four runs that the Tigers put on Jungmann were the most put on him this season. Jonah Schmidt's fifth inning two-run home run was the first and only home run that Jungmann had given up all season. Mizzou falls to 13-13 on the season and 1-2 in Big 12 play. Mizzou and Texas will play the middle of a three-game series tomorrow at 2 p.m.