TAMU-CC Baseball edges out Missouri


Courtesy of Islander Athletics

TAMU-CC baseball defeated Missouri 5-2 in out of conference matchup.

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Reporter

The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi baseball team beat the University of Missouri, 5-2, on Monday afternoon at Chapman Field in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Islanders (2-5) held the Tigers (4-3) scoreless for the final seven innings of Monday’s game to earn the victory over the SEC member program.

“It’s opportunity week, we had four shots at the powerhouse conferences of the Pac 12, Big 12, and SEC… and we got two of them. Great start to week three today on campus at home, had a bunch of students here, felt good to get after those guys” said Head Coach Scott Malone.

The Islander bullpen tossed 6.0 innings of scoreless relief while the offense plated five runs over the final four innings. Freshman Dom Lopez started going 3.0 innings. He struck out three while allowing two runs on five hits. Jaime Ramirez Jr. followed throwing 1.1 innings, allowing one hit. He struck out one without allowing a run. Freshman Dylan Johnson closed out the fifth with a pair of strikeouts and then worked a scoreless sixth, going 1.2 innings in his college debut. He allowed one hit and one walk.

“Dylan Johnson coming in making his debut on the mound, two guys on-one out, then had a strikeout after strikeout. Which was huge, it set the tone and made sure everyone knew this was gonna be a dog fight until the end,” said Malone.

Senior closer, David Worrell picked up the win, throwing 3.0 innings of near-perfect relief. He set down six of the nine batters he faced via strikeout and did not allow a hit or a walk. The only runner he allowed on came via a dropped third strike on his first strikeout of the day.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi scored five runs on 10 hits with one error while Missouri had two runs on seven hits with no errors. Senior Drake Osborn went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a walk. Senior Luke Marbach was 1-for-3 with an RBI single in the seventh. He also reached on a walk. Marbach is following through on last season’s standing with 49 hits (13 doubles, 1 triple and 2 home runs) and scored 30 times. Nate White and Brandon Petkoff each scored a run-off a few dingers to close out the game.