By: Cole Locascio
Mizzou baseball extended its winning streak to 15, the longest in the nation, following yesterday’s walk-off win against Appalachian State. A bases-loaded single by Robbie Glendinning marked the fourth walk-off win by the Tigers this year.
The Tigers were down 2-1 going into the bottom half of the ninth, but a solo home run from Brian Sharp tied the game. Mizzou then loaded the bases with a pair of base hits and an intentional walk before Glendinning hit a ground ball that snuck into the outfield to drive home the lead runner.
Nelson Mompierre, a JUCO transfer, achieved his first three-hit Division 1 game on Sunday, one of which was a home run in the third inning to put the Tigers on the board. The home run also marked his first career Division 1 home run.
Starting pitcher Andy Toelken was in for seven innings, allowing three hits, striking out seven and allowing only one run. Freshman T.J. Sikkema stepped in for relief and the win, throwing two innings and bringing his strikeout total to 36 on the year in the process.
Following the win, Mizzou is now 15-1 on the year, which is the best start in program history since 1981. The Tigers will host Chicago State on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week before starting SEC play next weekend against Alabama.