Mizzou baseball loses 3-2 in 11 innings

Eric Anderson (44) objects to being called out by third base umpire Todd Henderson in Friday's game. Missouri’s Josh Lester bunted to try to move Anderson to third base.

Eric Anderson (44) objects to being called out by third base umpire Todd Henderson in Friday’s game. Missouri’s Josh Lester bunted to try to move Anderson to third base.

By Erik Hall

After holding on for four innings, the Missouri baseball team lost 3-2 in 11 innings against Mississippi State on Friday.

The Tigers scored first, with a run in the third inning. Mississippi State responded with two runs in the fourth and Missouri tied it up in the bottom of the sixth. Mississippi State’s Seth Heck scored the game-winning run on a single by C.T. Bradford in the top of the 11th inning.

The winning pitcher was Jonathan Holder, who threw the final 5 1/3 innings. Holder allowed no runs on three hits with six strikeouts. Missouri’s Keaton Steele took the loss allowing one run on three hits while pitching the final four innings.

Eric Anderson, Josh Lester and Logan Pearson each had two hits for Missouri. Anderson scored a run in the third inning, and Dylan Kelly scored the Tigers’ other run in the sixth inning.

Missouri and Mississippi State are scheduled to resume their three-game series at 2 p.m. Saturday. ​

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