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Missouri Athletics | April 4, 2015

Tanner Houck pitches Missouri to upset of No. 6 Florida

  Tanner Houck retired 21 of the first 22 batters he faced, taking a one-hitter into the eighth.

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Tanner Houck spun a gem on the mound, striking out six, walking none and allowing only four hits in an eight-inning effort, carrying Mizzou (21-11, 7-4) to a 10-1 win against No. 4 Florida (24-8, 6-5) on Saturday at Taylor Stadium. Zach Lavy clubbed two home runs, good for four RBI, in the contest. Mizzou now has two wins against top-five teams this season and four against top-10 teams.

Brock Bond hit a home run, a solo shot to left field to open the game's scoring. Trey Harris also had a productive day offensively, scoring two runs and claiming a RBI. Brett Peel joined Harris and Lavy as Tigers to score two runs as he extended his on-base streak to 29 games. But it was all about Houck as Mizzou improved to 10-1 on Saturdays this season. He retired 21 of the first 22 batters that he faced and took a one-hitter into the eighth inning.

Mizzou jumped on top for the second straight game, hitting two home runs in a three-batter span. Bond got the action started with a bomb to left, a solo shot, and Lavy followed with his second career home run to also bring in Harris and give the Tigers a 3-0 lead through two innings. Lester stroked a two-RBI double in the third, scoring Peel and Jake Ring to make it 5-0. A groundout from Harris then brought Lester in, putting the home squad up by six runs through three frames.

Houck allowed his first hit of the contest in the fourth inning, a one-out double to Richie Martin, though he was able to keep the runner stranded to end the inning. Lavy added on to the Mizzou lead in the sixth, a two-run blast that once again brought home Harris to push the Mizzou lead to 8-0. Ryan Howard added on with a two-out, two-RBI single in the inning to give the home team a 10-run edge.

The freshman hurler for Mizzou continued to churn along with a 1-2-3 seventh, his sixth perfect frame of the game to that point. The Gators got to Houck in the eighth, scoring a run on three hits to end Houck's shutout bid. Austin Tribby tossed a scoreless ninth to seal the win for the Tigers.

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