By Justin Craft
The Tigers would like to leave what happened to them on Sunday against the Bulldogs in the past. Missouri lost the last two of three against Georgia this weekend, as Georgia finished off the series padding on a big win 9-4 on Sunday.
The scoring started early, and in Georgia’s favor, when Ben Anderson hit a leadoff single to get the Bulldogs going early. This gave a spark to the Georgia offense when, later in the first inning with bases loaded, Chaney Rogers hit an RBI double that scored three bulldogs. Georgia went up early 4-0, and Missouri needed to respond quickly to get back in the game.
Missouri was phased with some adversity, but the Tigers found a way to claw themselves back with a rally of runs in the bottom of the third. Trevor Austin started the rally for the Tigers with a leadoff single to start the inning, followed by Clayton Peterson, then Andrew Keefer reaching on a fielder’s error by Georgia third baseman Parks Harber. Now, with bases loaded, the Tigers felt the resurgence of a momentum that encouraged them to get back in this game. Torin Montgomery flies out to left field, and tagging Trevor Austin scores. Later in the inning, bases were loaded again, and a passed ball got away from the Georgia catcher and Clayton Peterson scores. The score was now 5-3, but Missouri was not able to capitalize and stranded the bases loaded.
Connor Tate was just too much for the Tigers on Sunday. Tate crushed a HR to Left (403 ft) and 2 RBI. The Bulldogs found a way to put away the Tigers in the later innings in the game, with four runs in the sixth inning, and it was just too little too late for the Tigers to have another rally.
Missouri baseball will head to Manhattan on Tuesday to face Kansas St.
Edited by Emma Moloney