COLUMBIA — After ending its 10-game winning streak Sunday, the Missouri baseball team lost ugly for the second game in a row when it was routed by Indiana State 15-1 on Wednesday at Taylor Stadium.
In the Tigers' final game before Big 12 Conference play, they fell behind early and never got going offensively, while their defense committed six errors and the pitchers hit five batters.
"We responded poorly as the game went on," Missouri coach Tim Jamieson said. "I think they were ready to play. One mistake led to another which led to another, and that's disturbing."
With Eric Anderson injured, freshman pitcher Brett Graves was in contention for the open Sunday starting spot, however, he failed to impress his coaches, giving up five runs in one and two-third innings in his start Wednesday.
"If I had to guess, we probably would use a variety of different people," Jamieson said of the open Sunday spot. "We'll have to have a starting pitcher but not with the thought of him going particularly long."
Missouri will look to regroup for the weekend when they open Big 12 play against Oklahoma State starting at 6 p.m. Friday at Taylor Stadium. Rob Zastryzny will take the mound for the Tigers.