Mizzou baseball is 4-0 for the first time since 2004 after completing its first four-game series sweep since 2008 as it defeated Iona, 14-2, in game two of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon (Feb. 14) at the USA Baseball Complex. Sophomore shortstop Ryan Howard (St. Charles, Mo.) led the way in a five-run fifth inning, notching his first homer of the season. In all, the Tigers had five extra-base hits in the win.
Mizzou’s 14 runs are the most by a Tiger team in a single game since Feb. 21 of last season against Radford when they tallied 15. That was a span of 53 games. The game was called in the seventh due to the run rule, the Tigers’ first run-rule win since a 12-2 win over Kansas in the 2012 Big 12 Tournament.
The Tigers opened the season with a 1-0 win on Friday, then followed it up with a 4-3 win on Friday night. The Tigers earned a 6-3 victory in the first game on Saturday, then the depth of having an SEC roster came through in Saturday’s sweep.
Mizzou will be back in action next weekend in Corpus Christi, Texas, in a four-game tournament in which it will play Sam Houston, Corpus Christi twice and Purdue.
“The thing we are most pleased with is that we kept our focus through two long days and I thought we got better as we went along,” head coach Tim Jamieson said on his postgame radio interview on Missourinet affiliate KTGR-Columbia.
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