For the first time, the NCAA had all schools open their baseball season on the same weekend. It was a good weekend at that for Missouri and Missouri State.
The sixth ranked Missouri Tigers opened the season down in DeLand, Florida at the Stetson Tournament. They beat UConn on Friday 7-1 , Michigan State 14-9 on Saturday, and the Tigers picked up their 2,000th program win on Sunday with a 9-5 win over Stetson . In that game, sophomore pitcher Kyle Gibson struck out 10. The Tigers play Central Florida on Monday.
The Bears start the season 3-0 with wins over three Dallas area schools. On Friday, they beat Dallas Baptist 11-10. DH, Ben Carlson 2 for 4 with 4 RBI. Saturday, the Bears rallied with five runs in the 8th to beat Texas-Arlington 9-6, and completed the Metroplex sweep on Sunday beating Arkansas-Little Rock 14-8. DH Carlson, 5 for 10 with 5 RBI for the weekend.