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Missouri baseball splits doubleheader with Oklahoma

Friday, March 25, 2011 | 11:38 p.m. CDT; updated 6:13 p.m. CDT, Saturday, March 26, 2011
Missouri's Jonah Schmidt jogs home to score the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning of the Tigers' 2-1 win over Oklahoma on Friday in Columbia. Schmidt hit a triple and was brought home on a single by Eric Garcia.

COLUMBIA — The MU baseball team held Oklahoma and its Big 12 leading offense to one earned run in a doubleheader Friday. 

The Tigers (12-12) split games with the No. 7 Sooners (18-6), losing the first 3-1 and winning the second 2-1. Designated hitter Jonah Schmidt scored in the 11th inning of the second game on a walk-off single by second baseman Eric Garcia. 

MU's Rob Zastryzny threw eight innings in the first game and struck out a career-high eight batters. Jeff Emens threw a scoreless ninth inning. 

Matt Stites pitched six and two-thirds innings to start the second game, allowing one earned run and striking out five batters. Phil McCormick relieved Stites, pitching four and one-third innings allowing one hit.

MU and Oklahoma will play one more game to complete the series. The teams are scheduled to play at 2 p.m. on Saturday, weather permitting, or at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Check mutigers.com for complete schedule updates.


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