Mizzou baseball wins series against Georgia

2 years 1 month 1 week ago Saturday, April 08 2017 Apr 8, 2017 Saturday, April 08, 2017 6:49:00 PM CDT April 08, 2017 in Sports
By: Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Sports

ATLANTA - Mizzou baseball won the rubber game of its series over the University of Georgia Saturday, 6-1, at the brand new SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves. 

33,025 people attended the game, the second-largest crowd to ever see a college baseball game.

Junior starting pitcher Bryce Montes De Oca (3-1) threw a career-high six innings for the Tigers, allowing two hits and one run while striking out six en route to a victory.

Tiger freshman pitcher T.J. Sikkema relieved Montes De Oca in the seventh inning and earned his fourth save of the season by throwing three scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out three.

Trailing 1-0 following a Georgia sacrifice fly in the second, Mizzou (23-9, 6-6 SEC) countered in the fourth. After the first two batters of the inning walked, junior outfielder and Atlanta native Trey Harris hit his second homer in as many days to give the Tigers a 3-1 lead.

Mizzou added three more insurance runs in the eighth inning. Sophomore Brian Sharp singled in a run in the inning and junior Alex Samples scored two with a double.

Georgia (14-19, 4-8 SEC) struggled to get timely hits. The Bulldogs hit .067 (1-15) with runners on base and didn't get a hit in nine at bats with runners in scoring position.

The Tigers will next open a six-game homestand beginning Tuesday against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

 

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