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Zeisler, Tigers Power Past Lamar, 10-8


COLUMBIA, Mo. – Led by Hank Zeisler’s three home runs, the University of Missouri baseball team mashed its way to a 10-8 victory over Lamar Wednesday afternoon at Taylor Stadium.

Missouri (13-3), which scored in six of its eight turns at-bat, belted six home runs in a game for the first time in nearly 15 years. The Tigers needed each one of them in order to help stave off a late comeback bid by the Cardinals (13-4) and claim their 13th victory of the season.

Zeisler staked the Tigers to a three-run cushion with his two-out shot in the home half of the first, before adding solo blasts in the fifth and seventh frames to extend the Mizzou lead. The graduate transfer matched a career high with five RBIs in helping the Tigers put on their best single-game power display since a seven-homer night against Texas on April 11, 2008.

The Tigers wasted little time building their lead. In the first, Ross Lovich reached on a one-out single that dropped into right field, before Trevor Austin kept the frame alive by coaxing a two-out walk. With two aboard, Zeisler drove them both home with a three-run shot off the batter’s eye in center field.

Juju Stevens added Mizzou’s fourth run to lead off the second inning, belting his second round-tripper of the season just beyond the reach of Tanner Wilson at the center field wall.

The four runs were enough to give Ian Lohse some breathing room in his starting effort, as the junior lefty tossed two…

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