The Tigers fell behind 3-0 in the first inning and never got over the slow start in an 11-4 loss to Central Arkansas on Wednesday at Taylor Stadium.
Missouri scored six runs in the second inning and went on to win 11-4, building on a pattern that has defined its offense so far this season.
Missouri lost the second half of a doubleheader 8-1, snapping a six-game winning streak, but an 8-6 win earlier Sunday was enough to win another series.
Eric Anderson will start on the mound for Missouri on Tuesday, but he's also getting time to play the field and hit this season.
MU second baseman Eric Garcia snapped a run of bad luck in Missouri's 7-6 series-opening win against Central Michigan. Garcia went 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, bucking a trend of well-hit balls that resulted in outs.
The junior honed his skills behind the plate catching for his younger brother Jacob Turner, who is now a pitcher in the Detroit Tigers' minor league farm system.
The Tigers won both games of a doubleheader against Le Moyne on Saturday at Taylor Stadium, taking the first game 7-4 and the second 4-2. They believe they have found a source of positive energy in moving the rambunctious group of relievers to the dugout.
The Tigers scored five runs in the eighth inning to beat Le Moyne 7-4 in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader at Taylor Stadium.
The Missouri baseball team made too many mistakes and some costly errors that resulted in a close 6-5 loss to Le Moyne on Friday night.
The Tigers struggled offensively Wednesday night in a 4-1 loss to Gonzaga. The Tigers struck out looking six times and had only five hits.
Missouri's pitching staff dominated Gonzaga at home on Tuesday. Senior Zack Hardoin picked up his first win of the season, and senior Phil McCormick made his eighth appearance and recorded his first save of the season.
The Tigers struggled offensively in a 5-1 loss to Illinois-Chicago on Sunday afternoon. Illinois-Chicago's pitcher finished one out short of throwing a complete game.
After losing its first game 11-7, the Missouri baseball team beat Illinois-Chicago 11-4 to salvage a split of Saturday's doubleheader.
The Tigers allowed 22 runs and 21 hits in Sunday's game.
After losing the first game 3-2 by allowing two runs in the ninth inning, the Missouri baseball team won the second game of Saturday's doubleheader 4-2 in 12 innings against Charlotte.
Coach Tim Jamieson said his pitchers have plenty to work on before their next roadtrip this weekend.
The Tarheels scored 11 runs in three consecutive innings to run away from the Tigers.
The baseball team will play in the USC Tournament starting Friday in Los Angeles, while the softball team will play two doubleheaders on consecutive days in San Diego.
After last year's eighth-place finish, the Missouri baseball team was predicted to finish tenth — last in the Big 12 Conference — in Tuesday's preseason poll.
The parents of the Missouri baseball players showed their support with a large turnout and a festive tailgate at Saturday's Fall World Series game.