Scott Sommerfeld rarely found himself on the bench in 2012, but he's one of several key contributors from last season riding the pine.
With 11 Tigers players hailing from the St. Louis area, there was plenty of excitement Tuesday about playing at the home of the 11-time world champion Cardinals. But the result was sloppy play in 6-2 loss to Illinois.
Dylan Kelly, a junior college transfer from Roswell, Ga., emerged as Missouri’s starting catcher after a three-way competition in the preseason. His intensity behind the plate has quickly made him a favorite among the pitching staff.
In its 6-5 loss Sunday against No. 2 LSU, Missouri was virtually handed an early four-run lead before letting it slip away in the very next inning.
Even after a five-hour rain delay, hundreds of purple-and-gold clad fans watched No. 2-ranked LSU clobber the Missouri baseball team 8-0 on Saturday at Taylor Stadium.
Weather-related scheduling changes have affected all four of the Missouri baseball team's home series, for a total of 11 games, this season.
Because of rainy weather the start times for the Missouri baseball and softball teams' Saturday games have been delayed.
Tigers starting pitcher Rob Zastryzny allowed only one earned run in 7.2 innings in Missouri's 2-0 loss Friday to LSU. It was the third of his Southeastern Conference-worst five losses in which his team failed to score a single run.
Dillon Everett and Keaton Steele each had three RBIS to lead the Missouri baseball team past Nebraska-Omaha 11-4 on Wednesday at Taylor Stadium.
The Missouri baseball team has moved back this week's game against Nebraska-Omaha from Tuesday to Wednesday because of the weekend snowstorm.
The Tigers lost the first game 7-6 and won the second 14-6 to move to 8-12 overall and and 2-4 in Southeastern Conference play.
The Missouri baseball team fell 4-0 to Tennessee on Friday, dropping the Tigers' record to 7-11 on the season and 1-3 in the Southeastern Conference.
After winning the first game against Arkansas State 5-1, the Missouri baseball team dropped the second 10-3.
In 13.2 innings this season, Steele has recorded an ERA of 2.63 along with 15 strikeouts.
The Tigers won their second game Saturday afternoon, but they still dropped the series to South Carolina.
The smell of charcoal filled the air outside Taylor Stadium in the hour leading up to the Tigers' 4-1 loss against the Gamecocks as fans enjoyed the nice weather.
The Tigers and Gamecocks will play a three-game series, beginning Friday, to open their conference schedules.
Missouri took on Division II opponent Truman State just two days before its Southeastern Conference opener against No. 5 South Carolina. The Tigers beat the Bulldogs 14-4 on Wednesday with only four starters playing the entire game.
Missouri freshman Alec Rash, the highest-drafted high school player in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft to come to college instead of going pro, earned a victory in his first start against Jackson State on Tuesday.
The Tigers host the Bulldogs on Wednesday at 4 p.m.