Tigers take on SLU, Illinois in diamond sports
While softball will have to wait til this afternoon to get their revenge over a regional rival — tune in to B1G+ if you have it at 12pm and 2pm to check it out — Bieser Ball took on a regional rival of their own, Saint Louis University, and took a battering ram to the Billikens.
Hot off wins against San Francisco and Arizona State in a surprise west coast road trip over the weekend (read Kortay’s recap), the Tigers returned home and erupted for 18 runs and 17 hits, sending the Bills back to The Lou (Happy 314 Day, y’all) in just 7 innings. According to MUTigers.com, Mizzou had 10 players record an RBI and 11 produce a base hit, including Nander De Sedas and Fox Leum, who were both 2-for-3. De Sedas has a triple and four RBI, while Leum had three RBIs.
The Tigers got started right away, dropping six runs on SLU in first inning, and then added eight more in the sixth, three of which came on a 3-run shot by Jackson Beaman, also the first hit of his career.
As for softball, which I honestly feel I spend all my non-work hours covering [no complaints really]], is in Champaign-Urbana for Braggin Rights, Softball Style. From my own preview, which you can read today:
Missouri and Illinois have met up a grand total of 14 times since 2009 in Braggin Rights games, and Mizzou holds the overall lead, 10-4, but have Illinois has taken four of the last nine. They last met up on the softball diamond on March 11, and the Tigers lost 2-1. MUTigers.com was just full of fun facts on the matchup history, citing the March 25, 2015 game as the Tigers’ largest margin of victory when the they pummeled the Illini, 17-5. Mizzou’s scored 69 total runs against them in the past 13 years, and average roughly 4.93 runs a game.
On to the links!
Yesterday at Rock M
- Coaching Search Bonanza!
- Miss anything in the coaching search we’re running over here at the site? Here’s a link to a big ol’ story stream where you can catch up with all you’ve missed. If you’ve been M.I.A., it’s A LOTTTTTT.
- Dive Cuts podcast time! With special guest twitter friend Blake Lovell, T’S COACHING SEARCH SEASON!
- Nate wrote about— what’s that sport— football? Missouri’s 2022 Returning Production: Offense
- Newest Rock M wrestling correspondent, Matthew Smith, wrote Mizzou Wrestling: NCAA Championship Preview.
- The St Louis Post-Dispatch’s Dave Matter wrote about Mizzou’s dueling QBs, Cook and Macon, sharing the spotlight
- Mitchell Forde’s spring camp notebook continued: Cook, Macon embracing QB competition
- Gabe DeArmond shared camp video: Drinkwitz, quarterbacks talk spring ball
- The Missourian’s Kyle Pinnell and Kenny Van Doren wrote, “We are brothers”: competition drives Missouri’s QB room.
- Read this thread from Rock M’s own Parker Gillam.
5. Trajan Jeffcoat would be Brady's first pick, purely because he does not want him chasing after him all game.— Parker Gillam (@gillam_parker) March 15, 2022
***Norwood is from Texas A&M, typo on that previous post.***
- Coaching Search: Candidate Profile: Grant MacCasland (Mitchell Forde, PowerMizzou). Rumor Mill Day 4 (Gabe DeArmond, PM subscribers). Seton Hall’s Willard could bring high-major pedigree to Mizzou (Dave Matter, St Louis Post-Dispatch). Mizzou coaching search should stop on one name if preliminary swings miss (BenFred, St Louis Post-Dispatch). Ford’s polarizing place in Mizzou coaching search speculation is good reminder he’s better off sticking with Billikens (BenFred). Coaches to watch at the NCAA Tournament as potential MU candidates (Anthony Kristensen, Columbia Missourian). Upstart USF, Golden join big-name WCC rivals in NCAA Tournament (Janie McCauley, Missourian).
- For St Louis Post-Dispatch’s Jeff Gordon, Coaching changes create different sort of March Madness in SEC
- The KC Star’s Lila Bromberg wrote, First Mizzou basketball player enters transfer portal following Tigers coaching change
- L-BO! JARRETT SUTTON!
Excited to have my former teammate, roommate, a Tiger great, and someone I call a brother on the Border War podcast this week. We’ll go down memory lane, discuss NIL, recruiting, the transfer portal, as well as our thoughts on the direction of the program. #MIZ @KCSportsNetwork pic.twitter.com/HYPlN8IzpG— Jarrett Sutton (@JarrettTSutton) March 15, 2022
- Go see the Tigers on Wednesday for the WNIT opening game!
- The Associated Press’ Doug Feinberg wrote, Lawmakers rip Emmert, demand more progress on NCAA equity.
- The AP’s Pete Iacobell wrote about Expansion: Women’s NCAA field features inaugural First Four.
- Tanner Ludwig (Missourian) recapped the Tigers’ dominant victory over Saint Louis.
- The Missourian’s Chris Blake recapped the SEC softball opening weekend, as many teams in the conference played each other this past weekend.
- Join the Tribune’s bracket challenge and compete against sports editor Chris Kwiecinski, among others!
Other Mizzou Sports
- Freshman Amari Celestine received SEC Co-Freshman of the Week honors after a record-breaking meet on Saturday. According to MUTigers.com, Celestine competed on vault, bars and floor on Saturday. She earned a 9.925 on vault, 9.775 on bars and tied Mizzou program-high posting a 9.975 on floor. She’s currently tied for 25th in the country on floor, with a National Qualifying Score (NQS) of 9.925. Celestine has not scored under a 9.875 this season on floor. Congrats’ Amari!
For the seniors:
- Good luck to women’s swim & dive, as they are set to compete at the 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships March 16-19 in Atlanta. According to MUTigers.com, four Tigers will appear in individual events:
Seniors Megan Keil and Sarah Thompson and junior Meredith Rees all earned bids as individual swimmers. Juniors Amy Feddersen and Alex Moderski, sophomore Sierra Smith and freshman Taylor Williams will swim in relays only. Senior Sarah Rousseau will be the Tigers’ lone diver at the Championships.
Mizzou in the Pros
- Quin Snyder’s Utah Jazz took on the Bucks on Monday and lost, 117-111. Just a game after scoring a record high 45 points, Jordan Clarkson didn’t have a great game. In his 32 minutes off the bench, and had 8 points on 3-14 shooting (2-9 from three), with 2 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 2 TO, and 3 PF. He was a team high -21 on the night. NEXT UP: Utah vs. Chicago, tonight at 8pm.
From the other night:
- TILLY and the Lakeland Magic took on the Bulls on Tuesday and won, 116-107. Jeremiah was the player of the game, and was INCREDIBLE. In 23 minutes off the bench, he had 24 points on 12-15 shooting, with 10 REB — a DOUBLE DOUBLE!! —, 2 AST, 3 TO, and 5 PF. He was +5 on the night. NEXT UP: Magic vs. Celtics, Thursday at 6pm
- Way to go, Mitch!
The #Bills are giving C Mitch Morse a two-year, $19.5 million extension with $12 million guaranteed, source says. Morse is now under contract through 2024. His pay for this upcoming season increased from $8.5 million to $11.25 million.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 14, 2022
- LEGEND STATUS.
Chase Daniel about to eclipse $50M in NFL salaries. He's taken 549 snaps in his entire career. $91k PER SNAP.— Jon (@Jon_Star) March 15, 2022
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