Tigers sweep KSU

Monday, March 28, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 7:19 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Missouri baseball team won 3-1 against Kansas State on Sunday, sweeping the three-game series in Manhattan.

Junior Doug Mathis gave up one run on three hits and struck out five in seven innings to earn the win and improve to 2-2.

Sophomore third baseman John McKee was 2-for-2 with a home run for the Tigers (20-4, 3-0). Junior first baseman Derek Chambers was 1-for-4, extending his hitting streak to nine games.

Missouri will travel to play Saint Louis University at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The Tigers will play Texas Tech in the first of a three-game series at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at Taylor Stadium.

MU TRACK & FIELD: The two oldest MU track and field records were broken on Friday at the Stanford Invitational.

Senior Ryan Hampton, an indoor All-American, broke Kerry Hogan’s 1972 record of 14 minutes, 6.4 seconds in the men’s 5,000-meter run with a 14:05.66. Junior Valerie Lauver’s 34:07.04 in the women’s 10,000-meter run beat Andrea Fisher’s 1983 record by 30 seconds. Her time automatically qualifies her for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in June.

Senior Lindsey Markworth won the shot put (49-5 1/2) and the discus (153-6). The Tigers swept the men’s high jump with senior Jesse Sims placing first, junior Chris Horn second and freshman Jason Miller third. Senior Jennifer Bennett won the women’s pole vault, clearing 12 feet.

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