MU Baseball splits DH, Gets 1st SEC Win

Posted by bfreeman on March 17, 2013

Missouri picked up a historic victory Saturday in a low scoring affair between the two Columbia’s of the SEC.The Tigers and the Gamecocks moved Sunday’s game to Saturday ahead of impending weather.  South Carolina won game one 2-0 while Missouri won game two 4-0, their first ever victory in the SEC.

In Game 1, the Gamecocks scored runs in each of the third and fifth inning.  Missouri managed just 5 hits and never advanced a runner past second base as the Gamecocks got stellar pitching from Nolan Belcher over 8 1/3 innings.

In Game 2, Missouri scored in the first on a double by Dylan Kelly and second inning on a Kendall Keaton single and wild pitch to grab a 3-0 lead.  Keeton Steele was the player of the game, however, pitching 6 scoreless innings and striking out 7.

After South Carolina scored in the 5th inning of the first game, the Tigers held them scoreless for the final 18 innings.

Missouri is now 6-9 on the season and starts the season 1-2 in the SEC.  They begin a two game series with Arkansas State Tuesday at 6pm.  Pregame begins at 545pm on your home for Mizzou Baseball, ESPN 100.5 and Total Sports Station 103.1 KTGR.

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