Mizzou baseball vs. Baylor game two live blog - KMOV.com

Mizzou baseball vs. Baylor game two live blog

Game two lineup:

Liberto SS

Garcia 2B

Senne 1B

Nicholas 3B

Plackis DH

Opel RF

Brown LF

Champagne CF

Ampleman C

Tepesch P

I'd have to expect the available relievers to be Brad Buehler, Jeff Emens, Phil McCormick, and maybe Jeff Scardino (he started Wednesday's loss vs. Purdue).

Bottom 1—Good starts for both Tepesch and Baylor starter Logan Verrett, as they each recorded 1-2-3 first innings.

This is a big outing for Tepesch, who put together a very good start last weekend at Texas A&M after struggling during non-conference play. If he can build some momentum with a good start today, it might go a long way toward his success the rest of the season.

Top 2—Max Muncy continues his hot hitting with a towering solo home run to left. That home run was Muncy's seventh of the year and was only the second allowed by Tepesch on the season.

Top 3—Baylor tacks on another run on an RBI double by Kenton Gedwed. Tepesch isn't throwing the ball badly, but Baylor's beating him on the few mistakes he's made today.

Bottom 3—Still not much going offensively for Missouri. Through three innings, MU only has one hit and one walk against Verrett.

Top 4—Once again, Baylor comes up with a run, this time on a sacrifice fly that was set up by a bunt. Again, this lineup has done really great job of capitalizing on the few mistakes Tepesch has made and converting them into runs.

Baylor's lineup is stacked, too. The first five regulars in their lineup have OBPs above .400 and slugging percentages above .490. This team is just on base a whole lot and as a result, they get a lot of runs.

Bottom 5—Mizzou finally gets a runner into scoring position on a Dane Opel walk and stolen base, but Verrett struck out the side in the inning to strand Opel at second.

Top 6—Raynor Campbell leads the inning off with a solo home run to left that landed in Mizzou's bullpen. That's the second home run Tepesch has allowed today, one more than he allowed in 30.2 innings coming into today's game.

Not to beat a dead horse, but Tepesch has thrown the ball fairly well today. He's just made a handful of mistakes, and Baylor has capitalized on every one of them to take this 4-0 lead.

He's only thrown 66 pitches, too, and while the four runs aren't what Mizzou needs, that low pitch count it. If he can go deep into the game—say, the eighth or ninth—it will save the team's bullpen for tomorrow's series finale.

Bottom 6—Back-to-back two-out singles by Aaron Senne and Brett Nicholas fail to produce any runs as Andreas Plackis flies out to center to end the inning. Through six innings, Mizzou only has three hits and two walks and has only put two runners in scoring position.

Top 7—Landis Ware takes Tepesch deep for a one-out solo shot to put Baylor up 5-0. Once again, Tepesch makes a mistake and Baylor makes him pay.

Bottom 7—Mizzou finally gets on the board on a Ben Turner RBI double that scored Blake Brown, who doubled to lead off the inning.

A walk to Mike Liberto and a wild pitch advanced Turner to third and Liberto to second, but Jonah Schmidt—pinch-hitting for Eric Garcia—popped out to right to end the inning.

Bottom 8—A one-out single by Dane Opel brought home Mizzou's second run of the game, but Blake Brown hit into an inning-ending double play with men on first and second. Mizzou's offense has started to look better the last few innings, but they haven't been able to get that one big hit to put them back into this game.

Top 9Baylor pushes across two runs to take a 7-2 lead heading into the bottom of the ninth. Three runs was plausible for a comeback, but scoring five in one inning is a pretty tall order if Mizzou wants to avoid being swept in the doubleheader.

Tepesch pitched a great game, too—he went 8.2 innings, allowing seven runs (four earned), and while that line may not look good on the surface, Tepesch pitched much better than it indicates.

Bottom 9Andrew Thigpen picked up a two-out RBI double to left to cut the score to 7-3, but Aaron Senne struck out to end the game. Baylor wins 7-3 and sweeps the doubleheader.

Mizzou drops to 1-4 in Big 12 play with the two losses and Baylor improves to 3-3 with the wins.

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