Missouri baseball loses to North Carolina in USC Tournament

Sunday, February 20, 2011 | 6:49 p.m. CST; updated 8:24 p.m. CST, Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Missouri baseball team gave up 11 runs in a three straight innings and lost 11-3 to North Carolina in its last game of the USC Tournament on Sunday in Los Angeles.

The Tigers led 2-0, but in the sixth inning Missouri pitcher Zach Hardoin (0-1) gave up three runs to the Tarheels (3-0). His relievers gave up another six runs in the seventh inning and two more in the eighth.

Conner Mach had two hits and scored a run for Missouri (1-2). Dane Opel, Ben Turner and Andrew Thigpen each had one RBI. Jesse Wierzbicki had two hits, including a home run, and two RBI for North Carolina.

Hardoin gave up two hits, walked four and struck out six. Pitcher Andrew Smith (1-0) earned the win for North Carolina.



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