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Mizzou allows 7 homers, falls behind by 8 runs, sees coach ejected — and rallies to beat Iowa 17-16

May 3, 2018

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.