Plassmeyer pushes Missouri past LSU for crucial road win

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BRANSON MO NEWS: Missouri got the win it wanted.Left-hander Michael Plassmeyer delivered the biggest performance of his collegiate career, and the No. 24 Tigers won their first game in program history over No. 16 LSU on Saturday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.Missouri entered the game 0-13 all-time against LSU, including a 10-3 drubbing in last year’s Southeastern Conference Tournament.

Michael Plassmeyer

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Plassmeyer, a junior, removed the zero in the win column by tossing seven strong innings, surrendering just two runs while striking out eight in a 12-6 win.The St. Louis product, who has been the model of consistency since earning the Tigers’ Saturday rotation spot, picked up his third win of the season. He received plenty of support from his lineup, which was held to just to four hits in Friday’s 4-2 series-opening loss.With Missouri facing a 1-0 deficit in the fifth inning, senior catcher Brett Bond blasted a two-out, two-run homer over the right-field fence to get the Tigers on the board.Plassmeyer held the lead intact for the next three frames before the insurance runs came by the bunches in the eighth.

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Missouri plated eight runs in the inning to seize control of the game, highlighted by a two-RBI single off the bat of senior right fielder Trey Harris. But it was LSU’s unraveling on the defensive end that allowed the Tigers to take a commanding lead. LSU pitchers walked in or hit seven batters during the inning, and one run came across to score via a two-out error.Following the explosive frame, the Tigers turned to junior Giovanni Lopez, redshirt junior Cameron Dulle and junior Jordan Gubelman to close it out on the mound. Dulle struggled, allowing three runs on four hits in the ninth, but Missouri managed to secure …


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