Mizzou allows 7 homers, falls behind by 8 runs, sees coach ejected — and rallies to beat Iowa 17-16
The University of Missouri baseball team fell behind by eight runs, allowed seven home runs, and watched their head coach get ejected but still managed to rally for a 17-16 win at Iowa in 11 innings on Tuesday.
Shortstop Chris Cornelius (Vianney High) drove in a career-high six runs, including the game-tying run in the 11th, followed by Zach Hanna’s go-ahead RBI single.
Needing 4 hours 58 minutes to play the game, the Tigers (30-15) earned a valuable nonconference road win despite trailing 8-0 through three innings and 13-6 through six.
Brett Bond (Westminster Christian) finished with five of MU’s season-high 24 hits, while Brian Sharp went 4 for 4 with four runs after entering the game as a relief pitcher in the fourth inning.
MU’s Bryce Montes de Oca (6-3), MU’s seventh of nine pitchers on the night, earned the win with a scoreless 10th inning. Catcher Tyler Cropley had two of the seven home runs for the Hawkeyes (26-15).
Tigers coach Steve Bieser was ejected for arguing calls in the 11th inning.