The Missouri baseball team upset Texas 7-2 on Saturday to even the weekend series in Austin, Texas, at a game apiece.
No. 14 Missouri (31-12) scored three runs in the second and eighth innings to beat the No. 1 Longhorns after losing 4-1 on Friday night. The Tigers hadn’t won in Austin since 2001.
Sophomore Gary Arndt was 3-for-4, and freshman Jacob Priday was 2-for-5 with three RBIs.
The final game of the series will be played at 1 p.m. today with junior Doug Mathis slated to pitch.
COLUMBIA COLLEGE SOFTBALL:The Cougars won the American Midwest Conference Tournament in Springfield, Ill., beating William Woods 5-0 in the championship game.
Senior pitcher Kerri Gapka allowed five hits. Heather Lang went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.
Columbia College (45-15) went undefeated in its four games, outscoring their opponents 21-3. Coach Wendy Spratt said the wins should secure the No. 1 seed in the Region V tournament that will begin May 9 in Springfield, Mo.
ROCK BRIDGE BOYS’ TENNIS:The Bruins were fifth at the eight-team Tournament of Champions in St. Louis with 39 points.
Rockhurst won with 65.
HICKMAN AND ROCK BRIDGE GIRLS’ SWIMMING:The Kewpies were second with 305 points, and the Bruins were ninth with 97 at the 27th annual Springfield Invitational. Parkway South won the 22-team event with 410.
Hickman had three winners.
The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Marie Pope, Mary Sheahen, Chelsea Laun and Claire Piester won in 1:57.46. Pope, Sheahen, Piester and Julie Schenker won the 400-freestyle relay in 3:45.47.
MU TRACK & FIELD:The men’s distance medley-relay team earned the best finish by a Missouri team at the Drake Relays since 1973.
Ryan Hampton and sophomores Tipper O’Brien, Jimmie Jones and Marcus Mayes placed third with a time of 9:43.53 on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa.
Junior Amanda Bales placed fifth in the 1,500-meter run in 4:22.90, the best time for a collegian in the race.
Christian Cantwell, an MU post-collegian, earned second in the shot put, finishing two centimeters behind the winner.