Mizzou baseball sweeps Tide, pushes win streak to 19 – STLtoday.com


The Missouri baseball team completed a three-game sweep at Alabama with a 9-5 win over the Crimson Tide on Sunday for its 19th consecutive victory.

Leadoff hitter Connor Brumfield wrapped up his strong series with three hits, two runs and two RBIs in MU’s 12-hit attack. Brumfield put the Tigers (19-1, 3-0 SEC) in front for good with a two-run single in the fifth inning and scored on Robbie Glendinning’s single.

Cole Bartlett (3-0) earned the win with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, followed by T.J. Sikkema’s 10-out save, his third of the year. (Dave Matter)

Mizzou wrestling coach honored • At the conclusion of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships late Saturday at Scottrade Center, Missouri’s Brian Smith was named the National Wrestling Coaches Association coach of the year.

Smith, who just completed his 19th season in Columbia, guided the 10th-ranked Tigers to a fifth-place finish over the weekend. Mizzou, which captured its sixth straight conference tournament title earlier this month, matched a program record with five All-Americans, including senior 197-pounder J’den Cox, who became the first three-time NCAA champion in Tigers wrestling history. (Joe Lyons)

Mizzou softball closes tournament with win • The Missouri softball team needed only four innings at the plate to beat Monmouth 10-1 on the final day of the South Florida Tournament, its third run-rule win of the weekend.

Kirsten Mack had three hits for the Tigers (17-11) and drove in three runs with two doubles. Madi Norman (7-5) notched the win, giving up a run in four innings. Mizzou hit .379 in five days during the tournament with 52 runs on 53 hits in five games. (Dave Matter)


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