Mizzou’ Tanner Houck pitched his first complete game of the year as he helped Mizzou even its series with South Carolina with a 5-3 win Saturday afternoon at Taylor Stadium.
Houck struck out a season-high 10 batters while scattering just five hits and three runs to earn his first win since March 17 at Alabama. He got five runs of support Saturday; the most Mizzou’s offense has given him in SEC play this year.
Houck is now eighth on Mizzou’s all-time career innings pitched list with 296.1 while his 288 strikeouts are the fourth-most in program history and second among three-year players, trailing only Kyle Gibson (304). The complete game is Houck’s first since May 19 at Kentucky last year.
Mizzou is now 30-21 on the year and 10-16 in SEC play while South Carolina fall to 30-20 and 12-14 in SEC play.
The rubber game of the three-game series is slated for Sunday at 1 p.m. at Taylor Stadium.