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Missouri baseball team loses series finale at Texas A&M

Sunday, April 1, 2012 | 5:39 p.m. CDT; updated 6:03 p.m. CDT, Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Missouri baseball team lost in disappointing fashion Sunday at Texas A&M. After coming back to tie the game, the Tigers let up the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, falling 7-6 at Blue Bell Park in College Station, Texas.

Trailing 6-1 entering the top of the ninth, Missouri loaded the bases with one out. The Tigers then scored three runs on a pair of fielder's choice plays by Aggies shortstop Mikey Reynolds. Neither play resulted in an out and the second was an error that allowed two runs to score. A pair of wild pitches then led to the next two runs, and Missouri tied the game at 6.

In the bottom of the ninth, Texas A&M led off with a single then, after a ground out, the runner reached second on a bunt. But Tigers freshman right-hander Brett Graves picked off the runner to give Missouri two outs with no one on base.

After that, though, Graves walked the next two batters before Aggies sophomore center fielder Krey Bratsen singled through the left side, just past the outstretched glove of Tigers third baseman Conner Mach to score the winning run.

Mach, Blake Brown and Scott Sommerfeld each had two hits for Missouri including doubles. The Tigers used six pitchers with Graves (1-3) suffering the loss.

Missouri (16-11, 3-3 Big 12) plays next against Baylor at 6 p.m Thursday at Taylor Stadium.


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