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UNO Baseball falls at Mizzou

UNO Baseball falls at Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Omaha baseball team fell behind 7-0 and couldn’t quite pull off the comeback in a 12-10 loss in the series opener at Missouri on Friday afternoon in Columbia, Mo.

The Mavericks fall to 1-2 while the Tigers improve to 2-3 on the season.

How It Happened

  • The Tigers scored two runs in the first and added a solo homer in the third to grab a 3-0 lead after three innings.
  • A bases-clearing triple and an RBI groundout allowed Mizzou to stretch the lead to 7-0 in the fifth.
  • Omaha erupted for six runs on four hits in the seventh to make it a two-run game.
  • Jack Lombardi and Masen Prososki led off the scoring with back-to-back RBI doubles before Ryan Doran drew a bases loaded walk and Chris Esposito lined an RBI single to left.
  • Eduardo Rosario drew Omaha’s second bases loaded walk in the winning to get the Mavericks within 7-5.
  • Missouri answered right back with five runs of their own off two hits in the bottom half of the inning to expand the lead back to 12-5.
  • Esposito’s two-RBI single in the eighth led off the scoring for the Mavericks before Adam Gadsden was hit by the pitch and Lombardi drew a walk in back-to-back plate appearances with the bases loaded.
  • Prososki made it a two-run game after getting hit by the pitch with two outs in the bottom of the eighth.
  • Doran walked in the top of the ninth and got to second on a passed ball, but the Mavericks couldn’t pull off the ninth-inning rally.

Inside the Box Score

  • Omaha scored 10 runs on nine hits and committed no errors.
  • Prososki led the Mavericks at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two RBI and a pair of runs scored.
  • Esposito went 2-for-3 with a team-high three RBI.
  • Boeve had his first two hits as a Maverick while Lombardi drove in a pair of runs.
  • Starter Joey Machado was tagged with the loss after striking out eight batters and allowing three runs, two earned, on five hits in four innings of work.
  • Jayden Maifeld and Jackson Gordon each pitched one inning of relief.
  • Rece SnyderHenry RistvedtHarrison Kreiling and Tanner Howe combined to throw the final two innings for the Mavericks.

What’s Next
The Mavericks and Tigers play a doubleheader tomorrow beginning at noon.

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