Over the weekend Mizzou baseball managed something the Tigers hadn't done all year—by laying waste to Baylor 10-1 on the road Missouri won their first series of the season, taking two of three from Baylor and getting themselves within striking distance of leaving the Big 12 basement, improving their in-conference record to 4-10.
Designated hitter Jonah Schmidt went 5-5 but only scored once and failed to drive in a runner and the Tigers still poured 10 runs onto Baylor, who fell to 7-11 in the Big 12 with the loss. Catcher Ben Turner drove in three to pace the Tigers, who got 16 hits from seven different players and nine RBI from six different sources. Josh Ludy homered for Baylor.
On Thursday the Tigers beat Baylor 4-2, their first series-opening win of the Big 12 season, but after the home team topped them 6-3 Friday the series seemed in doubt. Finally, though, they're out of the rough.
On April 29 the Tigers will get Top 25-ranked Texas A&M at home, which should prove a more difficult challenge.