Mizzou Baseball Wins at Auburn
AUBURN, AL -- The Mizzou baseball team swept a doubleheader at Auburn on Sunday at Plainsman Park to win their season-opening series, 2-1. Mizzou won game one Sunday, 6-4, before rallying to win a curfew-shortened game in the nightcap, 4-3. Mizzou is now 2-1 on the 2012 season.
Mizzou won game one of the doubleheader, 6-4, as senior Jeff Emens earned his first win of the season as he threw 3.2 relied innings while allowing no runs on seven hits. Dane Opel launched a pair of homeruns and drove in four more on three hits while redshirt sophomore Jake Walsh earned his first career save in the game. Opel led the Tigers, going 3-4 with four RBI as the Tigers tallied 12 hits in the game. Auburn left 16 men on base in game one.
In game two, the Tigers scored three runs in the top of the seventh and held Auburn off the scoreboard as they won a curfew-shortened game, 4-3, in thrilling comeback fashion. The Tigers have now defeated Auburn - their future SEC rival - four times in five tries in program history.