Missouri baseball was one of the first four teams left out of the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament field, but Missouri State is set to host a regional and possibly a super regional as the No. 8 overall seed.
The seventh-seeded UCLA Bruins hit three home runs and withstood a late comeback to beat the Missouri Tigers 10-6 on Sunday in Los Angeles, sweeping the best-of-three series and advancing to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. Missouri sophomore right-hander Tori Finucane was taken to a hospital after she was struck in the face by a line drive in the fifth inning.
Missouri continues to make inroads recruiting in Louisiana after receiving a commitment Saturday from 2016 athlete Ca’Ron Baham from John Ehret High in Marrero, La. Baham plays quarterback for the Patriots, but he’s expected to shift to wide receiver for the Tigers.
For more than a decade, the focal point of Memorial Day weekend festivities in Kansas City has been the Celebration at the Station, an outdoor performance by the Kansas City Symphony at Union Station with a massive fireworks display over Liberty Memorial. And the show did go on Sunday evening, as the rain held off and an enthusiastic crowd was able to take in the patriotic music, tributes to the troops and fireworks.
No. 7 seed UCLA rallied past No. 10 seed Missouri for a 7-4 victory in the opening game of NCAA super regional action Saturday in Los Angeles. The Tigers have to beat the Bruins twice on Sunday in order to reach the women’s College World Series.
Former Missouri defensive coordinator Dave Steckel is early in the rebuilding process at Missouri State, where he was hired as football coach in December. But he knows Kansas City will be key to the program’s turnaround.
After being cut by the St. Louis Rams and released from the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad last season without playing a regular-season game in the NFL, former Mizzou star Michael Sam will try to make it in the Canadian Football League with Montreal.
Mack Rhoades hasn’t decided whether baseball coach Tim Jamieson, whose contract expires June 30, will return for the 2016 season, but that’s among the more pressing and immediate issues facing Missouri’s new athletic director.
One of MU athletic director Mack Rhoades’ talking points has been an open desire to play Kansas again, and his mention of having discussions with Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger has let fans and media fill in the blanks. This makes it a good time to mention that there is no indication from Lawrence that renewal is more likely now than before.
Missing a chance to bolster its NCAA Tournament resume, Missouri blew a four-run lead and lost to Vanderbilt 7-6 in 10 innings Wednesday in the second round of the SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover, Ala. The Commodores’ Rhett Wiseman struck the decisive blow with a walk-off solo home run.
Missouri right-hander Reggie McClain was dominant for seven innings and Breckin Williams closed the door on South Carolina in record-setting fashion Tuesday in a 5-1 win during the opening round of the SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover, Ala.