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Baseball Opens Home Stand With 13-1 Rout of Lindenwood

Garcia v Lindenwood

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Fueled by a nine-run, fourth-inning outburst, University of Missouri baseball scored 12 unanswered runs to complete a season sweep of Lindenwood with a 13-1 run-rule victory over the Lions Tuesday evening at Taylor Stadium.

Mizzou received balanced contributions from up and down its lineup, pounding Lions pitching for a total of 14 hits by 10 different players. Four MU hitters finished with two-hit nights, led by Danny Corona’s third multi-hit effort in his last four games. On the mound, five Mizzou hurlers limited the Lions to one run on six hits over the seven-inning contest, led by three solid frames from Kaden Jacobi (1-0).

With the victory, Mizzou (20-26) put the finishing touches on its 2024 nonconference season, as well as a two-game sweep of Lindenwood (14-30) for the second consecutive year. The Tigers, who edged LU by a 5-4 score in their first meeting of the season on March 5, concluded their non-SEC slate with a 14-11 mark, securing their 10th winning nonconference campaign in the last 11 seasons.

Tied 1-1 entering the home half of the fourth, eight different Tigers recorded hits in the contest’s decisive rally that was punctuated by Matt Garcia’s three-run homer. Jackson Beaman sparked the surge with a leadoff solo shot to put Mizzou on top, 2-1, before a one-out walk to Drew Culbertson started a string of seven consecutive MU hitters reaching base safely.

Brock Daniels and Jackson Lovich delivered back-to-back RBI singles to stretch the lead to three runs, and Corona drove in two more with his second hit of the night—a two-run double down the right-field line that made it a 6-1 contest. Justin Colon added his second run-scoring hit of the game, before Garcia crushed a 2-1 pitch from Michael Walsh for a 417-foot blast that cleared the wall in left-center to extend the Tigers advantage to 10-1.

After Mizzou put together three consecutive two-out singles to take a 1-0 lead in the first, the Tigers pitching staff kept the Lions at bay throughout the early stages of the contest. Jacobi, who took over for opener Javyn Pimental in the second inning, scattered three hits and a pair of walks over his three-inning stint. The right-hander worked out of trouble in the second, stranding a pair of LU baserunners, before inducing a bases-loaded 5-3 double-play grounder to thwart a third-inning threat and keep the Lions off the board.

A one-out triple by Anthony Stellato came home to roost in the fourth, however. Mitch Cummins ground ball to shortstop brought in the lone LU run of the night, knotting the score at 1-1.

Given the lead, three additional MU relievers combined to blank Lindenwood on three hits over the final three innings. Victor Quinn struck out a pair in his inning of work, and both Ben Pedersen and Xavier Lovett worked around multiple baserunners in their two frames.

Mizzou put the game out of reach with a three-run rally in the sixth, capitalizing on a pair of walks, two hit batsmen and run-producing hits by RJ Jimerson and Juju Stevens off the bench.


  • Missouri swept its season series from Lindenwood for the second consecutive season.
  • MU improved to 6-0 all-time versus the Lions, with five of those coming at Taylor Stadium.
  • Mizzou’s 14 hits marked the Tigers’ top single-game total since April 7 when they finished with 15 hits in a win over Florida.
  • Mizzou’s 14-11 nonconference mark gives them a 52-17 record against non-SEC foes over the last three seasons.
  • The Tigers also wrapped up their most successful month of the season, logging a 10-8 record in April.
  • Corona (2-for-3) stretched his hit streak to five-straight games, marking the longest of his Mizzou career.
  • Corona also recorded his fourth multi-hit game as a Tiger.
  • Pimental worked a 1-2-3 first inning, striking out a pair of batters.
  • Lovich tallied his second straight two-hit game and the 13th multi-hit effort of his Mizzou career.
  • Beaman added to his career-best total with his sixth home run of the season.
  • Jack Holubowski recorded his first career hit with a single in the fourth.
  • Garcia logged his team-leading sixth game of the season with at least three RBIs.
  • Colon completed his second consecutive multi-hit game and finished with his first multi-RBI game since March 2 vs. Northern Kentucky.
  • Mateo Serna notched his third multi-hit game this year and has reached safely in seven-straight games.
  • Jacobi earned his first mound victory as a Tiger, striking out three over 3.0 innings.

Mizzou opens a three-game Southeastern Conference series against No. 14 South Carolina Friday (May 3). First pitch from Taylor Stadium is set for 6 p.m. (CDT). Mizzou single-game tickets are on sale now via phone at 1-800-CAT-PAWS or by visiting

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