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.