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Mizzou Baseball getting all sorts of gassed up after weekend sweep over Tennessee

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Mizzou Baseball: Rising stars of college baseball!

You might have heard the news that Mizzou Baseball dismantled and pantsed Tennessee over the weekend. If not... welcome to our site, get to reading!

The aforementioned pantsing didn’t go unnoticed by the national media, which flocked en masse to celebrate the Tigers and crown them as the rising stars of the college baseball world.

That’s... pretty wild considering no one really saw the Tigers as a consensus Top 25 team prior to this weekend. But that’s what blasting an SEC powerhouse will do for you! So much so that D1 Baseball will name you as the feature team in their Dean’s List! (behind a paywall for all the plebes like me)

The prognosticators aren’t alone in liking the way Mizzou looked this weekend. Steve Bieser saw the Tennessee series as a benchmark for the team to follow, citing every phase of play:

After his Missouri baseball squad opened its SEC season with a win over Tennessee on Friday, he was asked whether he saw anything he’d like to get fixed leading into the rest of conference play.

MU’s coach didn’t have anything come to mind.

“No, I’d like to see us play every game just like that,” Bieser said. “Defense we were spot on, pitching we were spot on, offense, when you get somebody on the ropes, we were able to finish them.”

Bieser also talked to KTGR about the sudden leap in praise after the weekend series.

They’ll continue their season this week against kansas in the midweek before squaring off against 20-1 South Carolina in a true battle of the SEC titans.

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  • After the disappointing season-ending loss in the Border War WNIT crossover, Robin Pingeton says drastic changes will need to be made ahead of next season.

Like many seasons under Pingeton, Mizzou has a pretty strong recruiting class coming into the fold. But Pingeton also stressed the need to supplement via the portal, which can provide some immediate help that doesn’t need college seasoning.

She’ll have the chance to recruit around that core. Pingeton, for the first time all season, talked about working the NCAA transfer portal as well as the junior college ranks.

“We’ll hit that portal pretty hard,” Pingeton said. “I think it’s going to be really important that we grab a couple out of the portal and you want to be careful, you know. You want to make sure they fit your needs. But I think the last time I looked there was, I think, over 400 names already in the portal. So we’ll have end-of-the-season meetings, evaluate strengths and weaknesses, and make sure we’re recruiting.”

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