The season came to an end for the Missouri baseball team at the NCAA Regionals on Sunday with an 8-6 loss to the defending national champions. Cal State-Fullerton rallied for three runs in the ninth inning to put the Tigers away. Titan right fielder Sergio Perdoza hit a two-run homer off MU reliever Andrew Johnston to erase the Tigers’ 6-5 lead. CSF added another run in the ninth for insurance.
It was the first time Mizzou blew a ninth inning game all season.
The Tigers trailed 5-2 before scoring three runs in the fifth inning tie the game 5-5. Jacob Priday got drove in a run with a double and third baseman John McKee drilled a two-run homer to tie it.
McKee belted his second homer of the season in the sixth inning to give the Tigers the 6-5 advantage.
The Tigers loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth, but Priday struck out to end the game and the season for the Tigers. MU finished with a record of 40-23—it was their best mark since 1991.