MU-UT: Mizzou wins in unreal fashion

By Glenn Tanner - May 04, 2007


Two outs in the 11th, tie game with a runner on third.

After a pitch, Texas catcher Preston Clark had the ball in his hand, preparing to do something he had already done over a hundred times tonight.


Just throw the ball back to pitcher.

But this throw sailed over the pitcher's head, and Missouri took a 7-6 lead.

Texas tried to rally in the bottom of the inning and nearly pulled it off. With two outs and none on, Clay Van Hook was hit by a pitch. Jordan Danks followed by ripping a sinking liner into right field. Ryan Lollis actually made a bonehead play by diving for the ball, which bounced in front of him and rolled to his right. Van Hook motored around to third, and Tommy Harmon waved him around, daring Lollis to throw him out at home.

Lollis hesitated as if he couldn't believe Van Hook was still running and calmly fired a strike to home, where Van Hook was out by a couple of feet.

7-6 final, as Missouri improves to 7-0 in one-run games in the Big XII.

The Going Yard guys were here and they said it was the best game they've seen on their trip.

Offensively, Jacob Priday continued his tear for the Tigers with a double and a homer. Trevor Coleman, John McKee, and Evan Frey also contributed two hits each.

For Texas, Kyle Russell homered twice and nearly had a third one in the 10th, but his high fly died on the warning track. Jordan Danks had three hits, and Preston Clark had three hits and three RBI, but after the game he sat on the bench looking like his dog had died, mumbling answers to the media.

Greg Folgia picked up a well-deserved win in relief. He pitched 2.1 innings, allowed only one hit and struck out three. Texas closer Randy Boone takes a hard-luck L. He pitched 4.2 innings, so he's most likely on the shelf tomorrow.

Game two of the series is tomorrow at 2pm. If it's half as good as this one, I'll be pleased.

Posted by Glenn Tanner at 10:56 PM on May 04, 2007
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Don't blame the Longhorns' loss solely on the catcher. the middle infielders didn't bother to back up the throw with a runner on third. Poor fundamentals...and a well deserved loss.

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