Friday, February 24, 2006

Huge win for the baseball team!

Going into Friday night, I hoped Mizzou would keep it close against the No. 2 Florida Gators. I figured the only chance for the Tigers to win would be a low-scoring game in which Max Scherzer was dominant. Turns out I was half-right: Scherzer was dominant, going 7 innings and allowing just 3 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 8. What I didn't know was that the Tigers would record 22 hits and roll to a 14-5 victory. What a game! The sad thing is, this win won't get nearly as much attention as it deserves. This proves that Mizzou is an elite program... a similar win by the football team or basketball team would incite pandemonium. Oh well. Baby steps, I guess.

Here are some other stats:
-Florida committed 5 errors

-Jacob Priday led the Tiger charge, going 5-6 with 3 RBI and 2 runs. Hunter Mense and John McKee also knocked in 3 runs apiece.

-Trevor Helms and Zane Taylor each had 4 hits and scored 3 runs.

-Scherzer only walked one of the 24 batters he faced.

-The Tigers led 12-0 after five innings.

1 comment:

Tiger Fan said...

Unfortunately, it looks like our boys followed up this marquis win with losses to Wake Forest and Ohio State. Those are both good teams, but the Tigers should still be able to win at least one of those. I would say that we are weak when Scherzer isn't on the mound... but that doesn't explain the 14 runs. Oh well. I guess time will tell.