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LOCAL ROUNDUP: No. 5 MU wrestling beats No. 11 Iowa State to end regular season

February 25, 2019

No. 5 Missouri wrestling bounced back from its loss to No. 2 Oklahoma State with a 23-15 win over No. 11 Iowa State on Sunday to finish the regular season. The Tigers enter the Mid-American Conference Championships with a 16-1 record.

Missouri picked up wins from John Erneste (133 pounds), Jaydin Eierman (141 pounds), Jarrett Jacques (157 pounds), Connor Flynn (165 pounds) and Daniel Lewis (174 pounds). Erneste won via technical fall, while Eierman and Lewis won via pin. Lewis’ pin was the 47th of his career, which is tied for second-most in program history.

MU men’s golf tied for eighth after first round of Tiger Invitational

The Missouri men’s golf team is tied for eighth place after Sunday’s first round of the Auburn Tiger Invitational at Grand National Lake Course in Opelika, Alabama. The Tigers shot a 13-over-par 301, matching UNC-Wilmington, and are 18 strokes behind first-place Arkansas State.

Luigi Botta, who is currently tied for 16th, led the way for Missouri by shooting a 1-over 73. The Tigers’ Rory Franssen (3-over), Jamie Stewart (4-over) and Matt Echelmeier (5-over) are not far behind Botta.

Day 2 of the three-day Tiger Invitational is set to begin Monday morning.

MU women’s golf in 11th after Day 1 of Westbrook Invitational

The Missouri women’s golf team is in 11th place after the first and second rounds of the Westbrook Invitational in Peoria, Arizona. Despite a low slot on the leaderboard, the Tigers are only four shots out of fourth place.

Emma Allen paced Missouri; the senior is tied for fifth individually at 5-under-par. Meanwhile, the Tigers’ Cayce Hendrickson and Keagan Dunn are tied for 48th, Jessica Yuen is tied for 56th and Amanda Kim is tied for 70th.

The third and final round of the invitational will be played Monday.

Columbia College baseball falls to Central Baptist College

Columbia College baseball surrendered eight runs in the first inning to Central Baptist College, ultimately dooming the Cougars in their 15-10 loss Sunday.

Trailing 10-3 in the fourth inning, Columbia posted five runs, but the Mustangs added five more of their own in the seventh.

The two teams meet again Monday. First pitch of their doubleheader is scheduled for noon.

Stephens softball drops doubleheader

The Stephens College softball team dropped a pair of games to Cottey College on Sunday and failed to score a run in either loss. The Stars lost the first game of their doubleheader 15-0 and their second 8-0.

Up next, Stephens will play a doubleheader against Evangel University. First pitch is scheduled for noon Monday.