Missouri baseball blows ninth inning lead in loss to Alabama

Sunday, May 12, 2013 | 6:00 p.m. CDT

Four errors and ineffective relief pitching caused Missouri baseball to blow a two-run ninth inning lead and fall to Alabama 7-6 Sunday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

Tigers closer Jake Walsh blew the save, allowing three runs in the 9th inning on four hits and a Shane Segovia error. 

The loss dropped Missouri to 16-30 on the season and 8-19 in Southeastern Conference play.

Defensive miscues plagued Missouri all afternoon. Starter Rob Zastryzny was in line for the win, despite giving up four unearned runs in six innings of work, after the Tigers put up a 5-run seventh inning to take a 6-4 lead. 

Dane Opel hit an RBI triple to tie the game, then scored on a Scott Sommerfeld single. Dylan Kelly singled him home for the last Missouri run of the afternoon. 

Walsh pitched two scoreless innings before allowing four hits in the ninth. 

Ben Moore singled on an 0-2 pitch to score Kenny Roberts with the tying run. Austin Smith followed with a double to make the Crimson Tide winners in walk-off fashion.


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