The Southeast Missouri State baseball team went into Columbia on Tuesday evening and knocked off 21st ranked Mizzou 8-5. The Redhawks continue to have the upper hand on the Tigers, winning two of the last three meetings. The victory was special for SEMO, because it was their first win over a ranked team since May of 2011, when they knocked off another SEC team, Arkansas, who was ranked 16th at the time.
Southeast improves to 31-17 on the season and 2-1 against SEC teams. Missouri falls to 28-21.
The Redhawks hung seven runs in the first two innings on Tiger starter John Miles and led the game 8-0 until the Tigers pushed across three runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth.
Jacob Lawrence held the Tigers in check most of the night for his first win of the season. He was perfect the first time through the lineup and had a one-hit shutout through five innings. He struck out seven, walked none and left in the 8th innings with an 8-3 lead.
The Tigers finish the year at 14-11 against non-conference opponents and now leads the all-time series vs. SEMO 22-11. Mizzou is 12-12 at Taylor Stadium this season.