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Missouri baseball drops home opener to Ball State

Friday, March 2, 2012 | 10:09 p.m. CST; updated 10:49 p.m. CST, Friday, March 2, 2012

The Missouri baseball team never settled in at the plate on Friday night, totaling just five hits as it fell to Ball State University 5-2 in its home opener. 

The game was tied 2-2 until the Cardinals rallied for three runs in the seventh inning. The Tigers were unable to respond.

Starting pitcher Eric Anderson gave up five runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. First baseman Landon Lucansky accounted for both of Missouri's RBIs when he tripled in his second collegiate at-bat. 

Missouri and Ball State will play again at 2 p.m. Saturday in the second of a three-game series. 


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