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Mizzou Baseball back on bubble in some projections heading into Auburn series

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Time for MIZ to C2E.

It’s GAME DAY for the Missouri Tigers Baseball team who begin a pivotal series on the road at Auburn later tonight — not only for their SEC Tournament hopes, but perhaps their (slim) NCAA Tournament at-large hopes as well.

After losing 16 out of their last 18 SEC games, Mizzou Baseball went on a tear in their final home stand of the season — winning six out of their last seven games.

At 10-17 in conference play, Mizzou is now 11th place in the SEC standings with a tiebreaker advantage over Georgia. However, their spot in Hoover hasn’t officially been clinched yet — as the Tigers need one more win or a Mississippi State loss to Texas A&M.

Missouri’s latest success has put them “on the bubble” in some of the latest projections around college baseball. While they’re not currently ‘IN’ the Field of 64 in any of them — the Tigers are certainly well within striking distance.

I mentioned on Twitter on Tuesday that 11Point7 has Mizzou as the “4th team out” in their latest projections.

Yesterday, Baseball America released their latest projected Field of 64 — and Mizzou shows up among the “Next Four Out” group of teams, according to Teddy Cahill.

Meanwhile, D1Baseball still doesn’t love the Tigers — as Missouri is nowhere to be found in these latest projections.

Regardless, Missouri is going to have to at least win two out of three against Auburn this weekend — and for a team that is only 1-11 in conference play on the road — that may seem like a daunting task for the Tigers. But, with the way this team is playing right now, who knows what Mizzou will have in store?

Believe it or not, Missouri has had Auburn’s number since joining the SEC — according to Matt Michaels with his thoughts on the upcoming series.

According to, Chandler Murphy (tonight), Javyn Pimental (Friday), and Logan Lunceford (Saturday) are the probable starting pitchers for this series.

Full preview on this series coming from Kortay Vincent later today.

Onto the links. M-I-Z!

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