COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri continues its season-opening 12-game home stand Wednesday (March 15) with a 3 p.m. nonconference matchup against the Lamar Cardinals at Taylor Stadium.
Mizzou secured a series win against NJIT with a 5-3 victory on Sunday, hiking its overall mark to 12-3 this season. The Tigers improved to 7-1 at home and 389-226 all-time at Taylor Stadium with their 2-1 series victory over NJIT.
Fans can once again catch Mizzou baseball on the airwaves all season long on KTGR and the Tiger Radio Network. Tex Little and Matt Michaels return to the booth for the call. Additionally, the game will be streamed live on SEC Network+, with Randy Moehlman and Andrew Kauffman describing the action.
LHP Ian Lohse (Mizzou) vs. LHP Hunter Hesseltine (Lamar)
- Wednesday’s contest will mark the seventh all-time meeting of Mizzou and Lamar, with the Tigers holding a 5-1 edge.
- The two clubs last met in March 1990, with the Cardinals claiming a 7-2 win to close out a three-game series in Beaumont.
- This will be the first meeting in the series in Columbia, with Mizzou winning five of its six previous matchups against the Cardinals in Beaumont.
- Mizzou brings a 16-15 record against the current membership of the Southland Conference into Wednesday’s contest.
MEET THE TIGERS
- Missouri is off to a 12-3 start to the season after taking two of three games from NJIT over the weekend.
- The Tigers are receiving votes in a major poll (NCBWA) for the third straight week.
- Mizzou’s 2023 roster features a heavy helping of talent from within the state of Missouri’s borders, with 16 players from the Show-Me State.
- Additionally, Mizzou head coach Steve Bieser has brought in players from a total of 16 different states, plus the territory of Puerto Rico.
- Trevor Austin was the Tigers’ top hitter last week, batting .500 (6-for-12) in four games; he brings a .373 overall average and 14 RBIs into Wednesday’s game.
- Luke Mann is hitting at a .379 clip, which is tops among all Tiger regulars; the preseason All-SEC pick has homered five times and scored a club-best 18 runs through the first 15 games.
- Hank Zeisler homered in four-straight games (Feb. 23-26) and leads the club with 18 RBIs.
- Chandler Murphy turned in a string of 16.1 consecutive scoreless innings, Feb. 23-March 10.
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