Missouri baseball drops 10th straight conference game

Friday, May 9, 2014 | 10:01 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The Missouri baseball team's losing streak in Southeastern Conference play is now in double digits. The Tigers (20-28, 6-19 SEC) lost at South Carolina 8-2 on Friday night to extend its slide in conference play to 10 games. 

Missouri starter Brett Graves pitched effectively the first two innings, but the right-hander broke down after that and didn't make it out of the fifth inning. Graves allowed 11 hits and six earned runs in 4 2/3 innings. 

The Tigers' offense struggled against Gamecocks starter Jordan Montgomery. The first five batters in Missouri's order had hits — shortstop Josh Lester had two — but the bottom of the lineup went hitless. 

The loss is another setback to Missouri's chances to make the SEC tournament. The top 12 teams in the 14-team league meet in Hoover, Ala., at the conclusion of the regular season. Missouri sat three games behind 12th-place Auburn and three-and-a-half games behind 13th-place Georgia at the beginning of the night.

Missouri plays South Carolina again at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. The game is scheduled to be televised on Fox Sports Midwest Plus. 

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.