Mizzou baseball finishes strong in Iowa City
IOWA CITY - On Tuesday, the Missouri Tigers baseball team hit the road. The Tigers took a break from conference play as they took to the field against the Iowa Hawkeyes. A wild finish led to a Tiger win after 11 innings, 17-16.
Iowa came out with two homers in the first three innings to take an early 8-0 lead. Mizzou continued to trail after six innings, 13-6 and 14-13 after eight. The bats began to heat up in the eighth inning for Mizzou though, thanks to a home run from Zach Hanna which tied the game at 13.
The Tigers and the Hawkeyes remained tied after nine innings, 15-15.
Mizzou managed to cross the plate two more times in the 11th inning, while Iowa was only able to pick up an additional run, coming up just one run shy of the Tigers.
On the day, Mizzou had six different batters rack up multiple-hit performances as the Tigers slugged a season-high 24 hits, the team’s most since the 2008 season. They also collected 24 hits, a new season-high, since totaling 21 hits against FIU earlier this season.
The Tigers hold the all-time series over the Hawkeyes, 28-13. The last time these two teams played each other was back in 1997.
Mizzou moves to 30-15 on the season and will prepare to host Georgia for a three-game series beginning May 3rd.