(Courtesy Of Missouri Sports Information)
Mizzou Baseball matched the longest winning streak in school history after sweeping Alabama with an 9-5 decision Sunday at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The Tigers, at 19-1 and off to the best start in school history, have won 19 consecutive games. That ties the school record, which was originally set by the 1964 team. The sweep is also Mizzou’s first SEC road sweep since March 15, 2015, at Georgia and just the third sweep for Mizzou since joining the league.
It was a wild, back-and-forth affair for the first four innings, but sophomore OF Connor Brumfield (Columbia, Mo.) delivered a crushing blow with a two-out, two-run single to spark a three-run fifth inning that seized momentum for the Tigers. From there, Mizzou got a scoreless frame in the bottom of the fifth from reliever Cole Bartlett (Williamsburg, Ind.) and LHP T.J. Sikkema (DeWitt, Iowa) closed the door from there, throwing the final 3.1 innings, striking out five with no runs, earning his third save of the season. Bartlett earned the win, his third of the season.
Mizzou returns home this week for the start of an eight-game homestand, beginning Tuesday with a 6:30 p.m. first pitch vs. UALR