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Tanner Houck.

Tanner Houck Named SEC Pitcher of the Week -

Houck Named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week -

Mizzou Baseball sophomore righty Tanner Houck (Collinsville, Ill.) was named one of Louisville Slugger's National Players of the Week, as announced byCollegiate Baseball on Monday (March 28). The honor comes after a flat out dominant start against No. 4 Vanderbilt last Saturday. He tossed 9.0 shutout innings, allowing just two hits with a career-high 14 strikeouts and only two walks against a Commodore team that leads the SEC in runs scored. He earned a no-decision after Mizzou lost, 2-0, after 11 innings.

On fire, that is.

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Softball could use some of that heat

#15 Mizzou Softball Drops Series Finale at #6 Alabama -

No. 15 Mizzou Softball (24-6, 3-3 SEC) fell in its series finale at No. 6 Alabama on Monday. The Tigers' 16-2 defeat was their second consecutive run-rule loss to the Crimson Tide to conclude the series.

Alabama took advantage of three costly errors and eight walks issued by Tiger pitching. Only half of the Crimson Tide's 16 runs scored Monday evening were earned runs.

Alabama was the favorite at home, but we've come to expect more from Ehren Earleywine and company. Perhaps he should write the team a strongly worded motivational letter.

Mizzou Tigers pennant The Fightin' Pingetons are staying hungry

Pingenton expects Tigers to build off breakthrough season - Dave Matter @

"Every year we’ve just continued to build, and our program has continued to make great strides," Pingeton told reporters in Austin, Texas, after Monday’s season-ending 18-point loss to Texas. "You know, every year is so unique and different with different personalities and the kids you lose and the kids that join your team, but I do think it’s a springboard. And I think for us, they needed the experience. It was at that point in our building process that we talked a lot about this, and so they need to experience this opportunity in the NCAA and to understand what it takes to not only get here but to be successful here."

The future is bright for this team. It's going to take a lot for them to compete with the upper-echelon of talent in the NCAA, but the building blocks are in place.

On that note,

KU's top scorer, Lauren Aldridge, will transfer to Mizzou - Tod Palmer @ The KC Star

Aldridge led Kansas, which finished 6-25 and 0-18 in Big 12 play last season after going 15-17 two years ago, at 11.1 points and 2.35 assists per game last season. She had started all 63 games during her two seasons in Lawrence.

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Kansas' women's basketball program is by no means the powerhouse that their men's program is, but Aldridge should still be a wonderful addition to Pingeton's roster in 2017.

Yes, we are happy to have her. No, we won't hold her prior affiliations against her. Welcome to the light side of the force, Lauren.