By: James Stanley
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou baseball trailed Western Carolina for half of the night, but battled back with eight extra base hits to defeat the Catamounts 7-6 in walk off fashion at Taylor Stadium on Wednesday evening. The Tigers extended their winning streak to a dozen games, the longest since 2008.
Missouri LHP T.J. Sikkema came in the top of the 7th inning allowing one hit, recording six strikeouts, and retiring the last 10 hitters in a row for Western Carolina. Sikkema’s effort held the Catamounts at bay, and earned him the win.
Tigers’ DH Robbie Glendinning grounded out to shortstop in his first at bat, but mustered together a double, a triple, two walks and a single in his consecutive at bats. Glendinning finished the evening 3-5 including his final hit to score Johnny Balsamo in the bottom of the 10th to seal Missouri the win.
With a short staffed bullpen, Western Carolina has one pitcher come in for relief. RHP Kenny Anderson went four innings giving up two runs, on four hits, three walks and two strikeouts.
C Brett Bond and RF Trey Harris went deep for Missouri with homeruns in the first and seventh innings.
Mizzou improves to 11-1 with SEC play just a week away.