COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Omaha baseball team took an early lead and poured on six runs in the ninth to post a 9-3 win at Missouri on Sunday afternoon.
The series split moves the Mavericks to 3-3 on the season while the Tigers drop to 3-5.
How It Happened
Brett Bonar singled in the second before touching home on Masen Prososki’s RBI triple down the right field line. Three pitches later, Breyden Eckhout launched a 1-1 pitch over the wall in right-center for a two-run homer to give the Mavericks a 3-0 lead in the second.
An RBI single in the third brought Mizzou within two while a pair of sacrifice flies from the Tigers tied the game at three after six innings.
Josiah Scott pitched the seventh and eighth innings for the Mavericks in relief, tallying four strikeouts while facing the minimum six batters.
Chris Esposito began the ninth with a triple to left center before scoring the go-ahead run on Bonar’s RBI single. Prososki kept the rally going with a bases-clearing RBI double to bring home Bonar and Ryan Doran.
Eckhout doubled his RBI production with a two-RBI double, scoring Prososki and Kennedy to extend the lead to 8-3.
Mike Boeve capped the scoring for the Mavericks in the ninth with an RBI single to plate Eckhout and make it a 9-3 game.
Inside the Box Score
- Esposito and Bonar totaled a team-high three hits apiece in the win.
- Eckhout went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and team-high four RBI.
- Prososki was 2-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBI.
- Starter Richie Holetz went 5.2 innings on the mound, allowing three runs, two earned, on five hits and struck out three Tigers.
- Tanner Howe tossed 0.1 innings of relief, followed by Scott’s two-inning stint.
- Scott moves to 2-0 on the season with the victory.
- Jacob Mohler pitched tossed a no-hit inning of relief in the ninth for the Mavericks.
- The win is Omaha’s 10th victory over a Power Five opponent under Evan Porter.
The Mavericks are set to christen its new on-campus ballpark next weekend with a three-game series vs. Creighton. First pitch from Tal Anderson Field between the Mavericks and Bluejays is set for 3 p.m. on Friday, March 5.