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Missouri baseball team loses at Alabama

Saturday, May 11, 2013 | 1:27 a.m. CDT; updated 5:05 p.m. CDT, Saturday, May 11, 2013

Alabama scored seven runs against four different Missouri pitchers in the seventh inning Friday in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and won 9-7.

The loss drops the Tigers to 15-29 and 7-18 in the Southeastern Conference. They are currently in 12th place in the SEC standings with one week left in the regular season. Only the top 12 teams make the SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover, Ala.

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Missouri trailed 2-0 before Alabama blew the game open with six straight hits in the seventh inning.

The Tigers tried to rally in the eighth and ninth. Missouri scored five runs on hits by Josh Lester and Jake Ivory. Dillon Everett scored when Michael McGraw was hit by a pitch. Dane Opel also scored on a balk.

The Tigers loaded the bases with no outs in the ninth. A Ray Castillo wild pitch allowed Everett to score. After a walk by Ivory, another walk by Shane Segovia scored Scott Sommerfeld.

But, Lester struck out swinging to end the game and killed the Tigers' rally.

Missouri redshirt junior Eric Anderson pitched five innings and gave up two runs on seven hits. One of those hits was a leadoff home run by Kenny Roberts.


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