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UF v Mizzou Game 2 Recaps

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    Game Recap: Baseball | Friday, May 17, 2019 | Daniel Apple uf
    Leftwich Shuts Out Tigers to Clinch Series
    Leftwich was phenomenal on Friday, limiting Missouri to just two hits while striking out nine. It was the longest outing of his career and first shutout of his career.
    The lone runs in the game came in the fourth inning. Brady McConnell reached base following an error by the third baseman and Austin Langworthy followed with a line drive home run to right field to make it 2-0.
    STANDOUT STAT: 225 Jack Leftwich and TJ Sikkema combined for 18 innings and 225 pitches on Friday night. They combined to allow just five hits with 19 strikeouts and three walks.

    FROM THE COACH: Head Coach Kevin O'Sullivan – On Jack Leftwich's performance: "It's been an unfortunate year for him. He's dealt with that blister that lasted a lot longer than we expected; then he rolled his ankle in a bullpen session. It's just been one of those weird years where he hasn't had the opportunity to be healthy. He was really, really good tonight. That's about as good a performance as I can remember. On the road with a lot at stake. He threw a ton of first-pitch strikes, threw close to 70 percent strikes overall. That's the best his changeup has looked. I could tell early on in the game when he threw some right-on-right changeups … that was an unbelievable performance. I think he threw 36 total changeups and about 65 percent strikes with it. That kind of slows them down. I can't say enough about his effort. Their starter Sikkema was equally as good. Obviously one swing of the bat can make a difference in a ballgame like this and Austin, left on left, ran into a ball. Overall it was a great game for us; it was a well-played game on both sides. When you're going to beat other teams' number one, especially in this league, you need to have performances like that. [Leftwich] wiggled himself out of a jam there in the seventh inning … got himself in trouble there but buckled down and got himself out of it … Hopefully we'll come out tomorrow and play just as well and hopefully finish this thing off."

    Leftwich Shuts Out Tigers to Clinch Series - Florida Gators
     
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    MU Sports Game Recap: Baseball | 5/17/2019 9:51:00 PM
    No. 21 @MizzouBaseball’s Offense Stifled by Florida Friday, Falls 2-0 in Pitchers’ Duel
    Gators’ starting pitcher throws complete game, two-hit shutout
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – No. 21 Mizzou Baseball (34-20-1, 13-15-1 SEC) had no answer for Florida's starting pitcher Friday evening, RHP Jack Leftwich, as it fell 2-0 in a pitchers' duel at Taylor Stadium. The Tiger offense was limited to only two hits and five total baseunners on the night.

    Mizzou junior LHP TJ Sikkema suffered a hard-luck loss, as he was equally impressive on the bump. The Dewitt, Iowa, native virtually allowed only one mistake, a two-run home run in the fourth inning. Sikkema matched his career-high with 9.0 innings pitched, while striking out 10 batters for the fifth time this ye
    Head Coach Steve Bieser
    On Sikkema's performance on the mound Friday…
    "TJ was outstanding. That's what you look for in your ace. I think he gave us everything he had all game long. It was a pretty nice way to go out of Taylor Stadium I'd say outside of getting a victory."
    On the offense not capitalizing in the sixth inning…
    "Small ball is our game. We got to be better at executing. It's something we work on. I wasn't just looking for a squeeze bunt. There was a bunt base-hit sitting there if we execute. You could tell early in this game that it was going to be a low scoring affair. Even if we got only one run out of that inning then it comes even harder for their starter to finish that game in the eighth and ninth innings with only a one-run cushion."
    No. 21 ’s Offense Stifled by Florida Friday, Falls 2-0 in Pitchers’ Duel - University of Missouri Athletics
     
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    Leftwich Shuts Out ........
    Winner, winner, chicken dinner or in this case cat food!
     
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