MU-UT: Russell Goes Deep, Again

By Glenn Tanner - May 04, 2007

After three innings in muggy, muggy Austin, Texas leads Missouri 3-0.

Kyle Russell has already parked his 25th homer of the season, an opposite-field blast that cleared the 375 mark in left by about 40 feet.

Whoops, update. Jacob Priday and Trevor Coleman just poked back-to-back homers just inside the left field fair pole leading off the fourth to make it 3-2.

Mizzou's Aaron Crow struggled with his control in the first. Crow walked two and threw a pickoff attempt away and the Longhorns scored a run without a hit.

The Tigers threatened to tie immediately. Jacob Priday, who had three homers and three doubles last weekend against Texas Tech, launched another double off the wall in deep left-center to lead off the second, but Texas pitcher James Russell stranded him with a foul out and two strikeouts.

Texas got another run in the second, aided by a Mizzou error. Jordan Danks led off with a single and moved to second when catcher Trevor Coleman's pickoff attempt went wild. Preston Clark then singled Danks home. Later in the inning, Clark tried to score on a grounder, but was gunned down by a good throw from SS Gary Arndt.

Missouri tried to mount a two-out rally in the third with a single and a walk, but CF Nick Peoples made a nice running catch on the warning track, delivered a blow to the wall, and held on.

Russell's homer to lead off the third made three straight innings with a run on the board

Posted by Glenn Tanner at 08:04 PM on May 04, 2007

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