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UT Martin Visits Baseball Tuesday to Open Six-Game Home Stand

UT Martin Visits Baseball Tuesday to Open Six-Game Home Stand


COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri baseball returns to Columbia to open a six-game home stand Tuesday (April 2) when the Tigers welcome UT Martin to Taylor Stadium for a two-game nonconference series. First pitch for the opener is set for 6 p.m. (CDT) Tuesday, with a 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon tilt slated to complete the midweek series.

The Tigers will be looking to halt a five-game slide after dropping three tightly-contested Southeastern Conference road contests with No. 7 Vanderbilt over the weekend. Tuesday’s meeting will mark just the second meeting of Mizzou (10-18) and UT Martin (11-17).

Each of Mizzou’s games with UT Martin will be streamed live on SEC Network+. All Mizzou baseball games in 2024 will be produced by the Tiger Radio Network and streamed live through the Varsity Network App (by searching ‘Missouri’) with Tex Little and Matt Michaels once again handling broadcast duties.

PITCHING PROBABLES

SERIES HISTORY

  • Tuesday’s series opener will mark just the second meeting of Missouri and UT Martin.
  • The Tigers claimed the only previous matchup with the Skyhawks, a 7-3 decision on March 14, 2004 in Millington, Tenn.
  • This week’s series with UT Martin will mark Mizzou’s third matchup against a member of the Ohio Valley Conference this season; the Tigers dropped a midweek contest to SEMO (Feb. 27), before topping Lindenwood (March 5) at home.
  • The Tigers bring a cumulative 89-28 all-time record against the current membership of the OVC into Tuesday’s series opener.

SCOUTING MISSOURI

  • Missouri posted a 30-24 regular-season finish last spring, including a 10-20 SEC mark.
  • Kerrick Jackson was named the 15th head coach in Mizzou history in June, returning to Columbia to lead a program for which he served as an assistant coach from 2011-15 under Mizzou Hall of Fame head coach (and current pitching coach) Tim Jamieson.
  • The Tigers return three regular starters from last season, led by senior INF/OF Trevor Austin, who batted .311 with eight homers and 10 steals to help bolster the MU offense.
  • Senior INF Matt Garcia turned in a solid debut season with the Tigers, providing clutch hitting and lock-down defense on the MU infield.
  • MU should also receive a lift from sophomore INF Jackson Lovich and junior OF Juju Stevens, who each made key contributions in limited duty in…

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