By Emma Moloney
After grabbing an early lead against the Incarnate Word Cardinals in the second inning, the Mizzou Tigers beat Incarnate Word 11-7 in their second game in San Antonio, Texas over spring break.
Scoreless after the first frame, the Tigers jumped ahead 2-0 over the Cardinals in the top of the second after a two-run homer by catcher Trevor Mallett- the first of his Missouri career.
Following that, the Mizzou offense refused to let up and went on to record three more runs in the third, four in the sixth, and two in the seventh to total its eleven runs. Though Incarnate Word battled back slightly in the bottom of the sixth, scoring five of its seven runs, they were it wasn’t enough to catch the powerful Tiger offense.
Mizzou shortstop Chris Cornelius led the way offensively going 2-5 with two RBIs, and secured his sixteenth consecutive game of reaching base safely.
Accompanying a fantastic offensive outing was a successful pitching presence for the Tigers as well. Starter Art Joven extended his performance on the mound for five innings after closing the night before and allowed only two hits and two runs with five strikeouts. In the seventh inning, reliever Ian Bedell came in to throw a scoreless three innings with four strikeouts.
The sole low-point of the night for Mizzou was its three defensive errors, a consistent struggling point for the Tigers throughout their stint in Texas.
After their two matchups in San Antonio, the Tigers traveled to College Station to take on Texas A&M in a three-game weekend series before heading back home to Taylor Stadium.
Edited by Garrett Jones | firstname.lastname@example.org