Mizzou Baseball Takes on No. 8 Texas

9 years 1 month 4 weeks ago Friday, April 01 2011 Apr 1, 2011 Friday, April 01, 2011 3:37:00 PM CDT April 01, 2011 in Sports

AUSTIN, TX -- The Missouri Tigers baseball team begins a three-game series Friday night with the eighth-ranked Texas Longhorns at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Big 12 matchup will begin Friday at 6 p.m. CT and will conclude with a Noon CT start on Sunday.

Texas (18-7, 4-2 Big 12) will send to the hill Friday one of the top pitchers in college baseball in Taylor Jungmann. The junior righthander is 5-0 with a 0.52 ERA, having only given up three earned runs on the 2011 season. Mizzou will counter with LHP Rob Zastryzny (2-2, 2.65 ERA).

The Tigers (13-12, 1-1 Big 12) are on a two-game winning streak and have won nine of their last twelve entering Friday's contest. Each of the Tigers' last two wins have come in eleven innings, including a 2-1 win against conference foe Oklahoma. Pitching has been a major strength of late for the Mizzou staff, as it has allowed only one earned run in its last 33 innings of work.

Texas leads the all-time series with Mizzou, 29-25. The Tigers have not won a series against the Longhorns since 2008, when they took two of three at Taylor Stadium.

 

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