Mizzou Baseball (27-15-1) came up with a 6-2 victory over Missouri State to clinch a two-game series sweep over the Bears for the second season in a row. Overall, the Tigers and Bears are tied all-time in head-to-head matchups.
Mizzou’s pitching tossed eight consecutive scoreless innings to open the ballgame. Senior RHP Jordan Gubelman and freshman RHP Tommy Springer led the way with 3.0 shutout frames apiece. Offensively, junior OF Kameron Misner launched his 10th home run of the season.
The Bears broke up the shutout in the ninth, using a leadoff walk to Ben Whetstone and back-to-back hits from Logan Geha and Dakota Kotowski to put its first run on the board. Brooks Zimmerman’s double-play grounder to second brought in a second run
Mizzou Softball (29-18, 10-8) swept its weekday doubleheader against Southeast Missouri State (35-14), winning game one 4-3 and game two 4-1. The Tigers outscored SEMO 6-0 in the fifth inning or later over the two-game span. Mizzou starting pitchers Madi Norman and Cassie Gasper were both effective in their 6.0-inning outings, holding the Redhawks to just four combined runs. Gasper posted a career-high eight strikeouts in her game two start. Reliever Eli Daniel earned two saves on the day, working perfect seventh innings in both of the victories.
SEMO’s Addison Barnouski hit a three-run home run for SEMO’s only scoring in the top of the first inning during game one.
Mizzou has a six-game win streak heading to Starkville to face Mississippi State this weekend in SEC play.
The 2019 NFL Draft begins on Thursday with the first round in Nashville. The draft will last three days, with rounds two and three coming Friday and rounds four-through-seven on Saturday. Where will Mizzou’s Drew Lock get picked? I’ll run through some of the mock drafts.
Before that, Fowler steps up in Cards big win. Offense not the issue in Kansas City and the Blues reach for the Stars
Barrett Banister ended his 2018 season with a career-high three catches for 37 yards in the Liberty Bowl against Oklahoma State, finishing with eight total catches for 88 yards in 11 games. He hauled in a 12-yard catch on third down at Florida which set up a Tiger score that led to Mizzou’s impressive 38-17 road win at the 13th-ranked Gators. He finished last year strong and enters this year with a strong spring game. He had eight catches for 73 yards in Saturday’s Black and Gold game. Banister could be set up for a big year for the Tigers offense. Hear from him on today’s podcast.
Plus, the Cardinals can’t slow down Christian Yelich. The Brewers MVP number’s are staggering in the first-five matchups between the two teams.
Mizzou junior forward Jeremiah Tilmon announced Monday that he will he enter his name in the 2019 NBA Draft pool in order to test the process, but will keep his collegiate eligibility to allow a return for his third season in Columbia.
“It’s always been a dream of mine since I started playing basketball to make it to the NBA,” Tilmon said. “I want to get everything I can out of this process. I’m excited to learn from it and get the feedback I need.”
Tilmon scored 10.1 points per game and grabbing a team-best 183 rebounds. Tilmon is the first Mizzou player to shoot over 50 percent from the field in back-to-back seasons when attempting 200 or more shots since Laurence Bowers did so in both the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.
“Jeremiah has a chance to take advantage of a valuable opportunity and gather information through the process to help him moving forward,” head coach Cuonzo Martin said. “We fully support him using the resources available and we’ll assist him in any way we can.”
Timon’s biggest issue is staying out of foul trouble. He was whistled 111 times. By comparison, second on the team was Kevin Puryear with only 69. Tilmon average over 3.5 fouls per game.
The NCAA deadline for withdrawal from the NBA Draft is May 29.
The Mizzou Black and Gold Spring Game is this Saturday. Barry Odom would like to see you come out and support his team. I’m going and I will take a swing at Big Mo and get my picture taken with the football helmet cart! You can as well!
Before our conversation, highlights and hot takes from the Blues playoff win.
Hear from Sophie after the former Tiger finds out she’s drafted by Phoenix.
Whit Merrifield on his record-setting bunt and Matt Carpenter tells us he really loves St. Louis.
Mizzou Women’s Basketball senior guardSophie Cunningham (Columbia, Mo.) was selected by the Phoenix Mercury with the first pick in the second round of Wednesday’s WNBA Draft.
Cunningham’s 13th overall selection is the highest a Mizzou player has ever been drafted in the WNBA Draft.
Cunningham surpasses Amanda Lassiter, who was selected by the Houston Comets with the 15th pick of the first round in 2001. Cunningham is the first Mizzou player to be drafted since Bri Kulas in 2014, and the third selection during head coach Robin Pingeton’s tenure, following Kulas and Christine Flores in 2012.
The Minnesota Lynx used their first-round pick to take University of Connecticut forward Napheesa Collier sixth overall. Collier, who grew up in Jefferson City and starred at Incarnate Word in high school, averaged a double-double this season, and led the Huskies to the Final Four, averaging 20.8 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. She was named the American Athletic Conference’s player of the year and defensive player of the year as a senior.
Former Mizzou basketball standout Sophie Cunningham will be attending Wednesday night’s WNBA Draft in New York. She is going to get drafted. She is going to get drafted in the first round. The question is where? Sophie averaged 17.8 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 2.8 APG during her senior season, slides into ESPN’s Mock Draft going 10th to Washington. Swishappeal.com has her at 11th to Atlanta. Draftsite.com picks Sophie at 15th to Chicago.
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1. Las Vegas (14-20)
2. New York (7-27)
3. Indiana (6-28)
4. Chicago (13-21)
5. Dallas (15-19)
6. Minnesota (18-16)
7. Los Angeles (19-15)
8. Phoenix (20-14)
9. Connecticut (21-13)
10. Washington (22-12)
11. Atlanta (23-11)
12. Seattle (26-8)
1/13. Phoenix from Indiana (6-28) via Las Vegas (Bone, 2/2/18) (Alexander, 2/1/18)
2/14. New York (7-27)
3/15. Chicago (13-21)
4/16 Minnesota from Las Vegas (14-20) (Park, Lawrence, Barta, 4/12/18)
5/17. Dallas (15-19)
6/18. Minnesota (18-16)
7/19. Los Angeles (19-15)
8/20. Minnesota from Phoenix (20-14) (Robinson, 3/6/18)
9/21. Connecticut from Connecticut (21-13) via Atlanta (B. Holmes, 4/12/18) (Clarendon, Bentley, 7/9/18)
10/22. Dallas from Washington (22-12) (Hill, Powers, 7/23/18)
11/23. Atlanta (23-11)
12/24. Seattle (26-8)
1/25. Indiana (6-28)
2/26. New York (7-27)
3/27. Chicago (13-21)
4/28. Indiana from Las Vegas (14-20) (Alexander, 2/1/18)
5/29. Dallas (15-19)
6/30. Minnesota (18-16)
7/31. Los Angeles (19-15)
8/32. Phoenix (20-14)
9/33. Connecticut (21-13)
10/34. Washington (22-12)
11/35. Atlanta (23-11)
12/36. Seattle (26-8)