Mizzou baseball falls in both games of the Friday doubleheader at Auburn
AUBURN, Ala. (KMIZ)
Mizzou baseball lost both games in Friday's doubleheader against Auburn, dropping MU to 10-18 in conference play in 2023. With Auburn's two wins, the Alabama-based Tigers have secured the series win.
The day started with a 4-0 shutout victory at the hands of Auburn's Chase Allsup and Tanner Bauman on the hill. The duo was nearly un-hittable in that opener, limiting the Tigers to just six baserunners through the entire match up. Allsup struck out seven Mizzou hitters over his seven innings of work, which was a new career best for the sophomore. Bauman retired five of the six batters he faced over his two, hitless innings of work.
Chandler Murphy got off to a good start for Mizzou on the bump, as he retired the first 10 Auburn batters of the game. However, the Auburn bats did manage to heat up enough for a four-run win. Murphy pitched for seven innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits. He also tossed seven strikeouts in the loss. He dropped to 4-5 overall on the season.
In game two, Mizzou lost to Auburn 7-2.
Javyn Pimental got the start on the hill for head coach Steve Bieser and company, but his outing was short-lived. He went just three innings, allowing three runs on four hits along with three strikeouts. He is charged with the loss, putting him at 1-1 on the year.
Once again, the Auburn bullpen put in work against MU. Bieser's Tigers had nine hits in the game, but only managed to plate two runs.
The two runs came off the bat of St. Louis native Luke Mann. His sixth inning two-run home run tied the program's all-time career home run record.
Up next - Mizzou and Auburn will meet in the series finale on Saturday at Plainsman Park. Firsts pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.