Pitching troubles lead to Missouri baseball loss

Saturday, March 1, 2014 | 4:04 p.m. CST

Missouri broke out of its recent hitting slump, but the Tigers' pitching staff had a breakdown of its own en route to an 11-8 loss to Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne on Saturday. 

The Tigers scored runs early — three in the second inning and two in the third — but MU starting pitcher John Miles could never settle in.

Miles gave up a run to the Mastodons in the first and another in the third, then got hammered for five more in the fourth. He exited in favor of Ryan Phillips after Brandon Soat singled two runs in. Phillips proceeded to give up a two-run homer to Carter DeBoe, which tagged Miles with his seventh run surrendered and pushed IPFW's total in the inning to six. 

Missouri tied the game at 8-8 in the sixth inning when Ryan Howard's RBI groundout allowed Eric Anderson to score, but Breckin Williams gave up three runs in the next inning, and the Tigers were unable to come back.

Missouri finishes its weekend slate with a 6 p.m. game Saturday against Illinois-Chicago. The Tigers were scheduled to play Arkansas-Little Rock on Sunday, but that game was canceled because of impending winter weather.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.