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Columbia Missourian

Missouri baseball wraps up regular season with win

By Andrew DeWitt
May 17, 2009 | 5:14 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — It wasn't the prettiest baseball game but the Missouri Tigers are just glad they won.

Missouri beat Cal. St.-Bakersfield 8-5 in the regular season finale at Taylor Stadium.

 The Roadrunners took a 4-0 lead thanks to two pick-off attempts that were thrown away from first baseman Steve Gray by starting pitcher Ryan Clubb who only pitched 2 1/3 innings before being removed. 

Combined, the two teams committed five errors.

Missouri scored four runs in the fifth inning to tie the game and then scored three more runs in the sixth to take the lead for good.

Senior Kyle Mach extended his hitting streak to 15 games, going three-for-four and scored two runs.

The Tigers finished with a 32-23 record after losing seven of their first eight games. With Oklahoma beating Texas A&M on Sunday, the Tigers cannot finish in second place. If Kansas beats Kansas St. on Sunday evening, Missouri finishes in third place. If Kansas St. wins, the Wildcats finish third.