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Missouri baseball tops New Mexico State

Sunday, February 21, 2010 | 2:46 p.m. CST; updated 7:22 p.m. CST, Sunday, February 21, 2010

Missouri finished the Collegiate Cactus Classic with a 2-1 extra-inning win over New Mexico State on Sunday in Tucson, Ariz. The Tigers scored the game-winning run without a hit in the bottom of the 10th inning.
 
Freshmen Dane Opel and Kale Gaden each drew a walk to open the bottom of the 10th inning. After two outs were recorded, freshman Brannon Champagne walked to load the bases and sophomore Conner Mach was hit by a pitch to drive in the game-winning run.
 
The Tigers have a 2-1 record after the opening weekend of play.
                                                            
Next weekend, the Tigers will play in the Auburn Invitational in Auburn, Ala, beginning at 2 p.m. Friday against Florida Atlantic.

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