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.
The Missouri baseball team canceled the third and final game of its weekend series against San Francisco due to rain. Sunday's cancellation was Missouri's fourth due to weather this season.
Josh McPherson meets with individual coaches to ensure the playing surfaces are to their likings and working with Missouri’s medical staff to ensure player safety.
Costly errors at key times put the game out of reach for the Tigers against the San Francisco Dons on Saturday. The loss snaps the Tigers three-game win streak.
There are probably “five or six or seven” scouts at the baseball game one scout says. When asked if they all came to see Zastryzny, he said “that’s probably a fair guess.”
The Missouri baseball team recorded its first two wins of the season Wednesday, sweeping Eastern Michigan in a doubleheader. The Tigers defeated the Eagles in the first game 1-0 and in the second game 7-1.
Due to cold weather, Missouri is now scheduled to play a doubleheader against the Eastern Michigan beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
The Missouri baseball team is having its worst start the program has seen, with a 0-6 record.
The Tigers were scheduled to play their first home series of the season beginning Friday against Northwestern, but Columbia's recent snowfall resulted in a cancellation.
The first pitch of the Tigers' home schedule is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Taylor Stadium. Rob Zastryzny is Missouri's scheduled starter.
Another late game collapse sealed the Tigers' fate Sunday, losing 8-2 on the road against the Memphis Tigers. Missouri dropped to 0-6 after being swept for the second consecutive weekend.
The Tigers gave up a lead in the seventh inning to suffer their fifth straight loss.
Right-hander Eric Anderson has made a speedy recovery from Tommy John surgery and is set to take the mound for his first start of the season Sunday at Memphis.
Dillon Everett, the Tigers' most experienced infielder, announced on Twitter that he underwent X-rays on his right hand Monday. He will be inactive this weekend when Missouri travels to Memphis.
The Tigers held a late-game lead for the second time in as many days, but failed to hold on either time. Southern Mississippi's six-run eighth inning did Missouri in Sunday.
The Tigers lost their second consecutive game against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles by a score of 5-3. They'll try to avoid being swept in the series' final game Sunday.