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Missouri baseball team's loss evens series against Texas Tech

Saturday, May 14, 2011 | 6:26 p.m. CDT; updated 7:27 p.m. CDT, Saturday, May 14, 2011

COLUMBIA — The Missouri baseball team fell short in a ninth-inning rally Saturday, losing 6-4 to Texas Tech at home.

After an 11-1 win in the first game of the series, Saturday’s loss means the Tigers (22-28, 9-13) need a win Sunday — their last home game of the regular season — to pass Texas Tech (31-21, 10-13) in conference standings and secure their fourth straight series win over a Big 12 opponent.

The Tigers trailed 2-1 entering the eighth inning when the Red Raiders tacked on four runs. An error and a fielder’s choice helped load the bases for a single and shortstop Kelby Tomlinson’s two-RBI triple.

Missouri rallied for three runs in the bottom half of the next inning. Jonah Schmidt and Blake Brown led off with singles, and Schmidt scored on a fielder’s choice. Andrew Thigpen then drove in two runs with a double to center field. Texas Tech closer John Neely then struck out Conner Mach for his seventh save, allowing three runs on four hits in the process. The win put Texas Tech back in fifth place in the Big 12, half a game over Missouri and Baylor.

Trey Masek held Missouri to one run on three hits partway through the sixth. Thigpen and centerfielder Brannon Champagne each had two hits for the Tigers. Champagne extended his hit streak to 10 games.

Missouri and Texas Tech play at 1 p.m. Sunday at Taylor Stadium.


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