The junior right-hander took the loss as he gave up nine hits and five runs in eight innings in what could be his final collegiate start.
Missouri sophomore pitcher Peter Fairbanks turned in a strong performance on the mound, but the Tigers' hitters could not pick him up as MU lost 3-1 at South Carolina on Saturday.
The Tigers lost at South Carolina 8-2 on Friday night to extend its slide in conference play to 10 games.
For all the effort and intensity the Tigers showed, they couldn't overcome the Commodores' powerful arms and bats.
The 1954 Missouri baseball team was honored at Taylor Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The sophomore right-hander's strong seven innings didn't cancel out the Tigers' offensive struggles in their 5-1 loss on Saturday.
Starting pitcher Brett Graves had trouble finishing the job with two strikes, and Vanderbilt's offensive hitters put on a showcase as Missouri lost 8-3, its seventh straight defeat in conference play.
Munson is one of the few Missouri hitters to know success against dominant Vanderbilt right-hander Tyler Beede, whom the Tigers face on Friday.
Tigers coach Tim Jamieson said Anderson's ulnar nerve in his right elbow has become irritated. The senior started last Saturday against Florida and threw 3 1/3 innings before exiting due to the injury.
Missouri baseball had a difficult against Southern Illinois Tuesday in St. Charles.
Missouri's game against Southern Illinois on Tuesday will be played at Lindenwood University in St. Charles. The start time was moved to 6:45 p.m.
The Tigers and Rangers agreed to a blockbuster trade Wednesday night that would send Detroit slugger Prince Fielder to Texas for second baseman Ian Kinsler, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
Former Missouri All-American pitcher Max Scherzer won the AL honor after leading the majors in wins while going 21-3. He received 28-of-30 first-place votes.
The Division I baseball committee's unanimous vote allows conferences to adopt a new ball for regular-season play.
Max Scherzer became the first pitcher to begin the season with 13 wins and no losses since Roger Clemens won his first 14 decisions for the Boston Red Sox in 1986.
Four years after he was drafted in the first round and less than two years after Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery, Missouri product Kyle Gibson's major league debut has been set for Saturday.
Missouri senior pitcher Rob Zastryzny was chosen with the 41st overall pick of Thursday evening's Major League Baseball draft.
The Tigers' Keaton Steele and Josh Lester were named to the All-Southeastern Conference teams Tuesday.
Mississippi State scored on a two-out single in the 17th inning to beat Missouri 2-1 early Wednesday morning in the opening round of the SEC baseball tournament.
The sudden-death round was added because of the expansion of the tournament field from 10 to 12 teams. The top four seeds receive a bye to the second round, where double-elimination play begins. Missouri is the No. 12 seed.