Missouri reaches super regional for first time
Tuesday, June 6, 2006
The Associated Press
MALIBU, Calif. -- Brock Bond went 4-for-5 with an RBI as fourth-seeded Missouri advanced to the super regionals for the first time with an 8-3 victory over top-seeded Pepperdine in the Malibu Regional on Monday.
Derek Chambers went 2-for-4 with an RBI and scored twice for the Tigers (35-26), who took an early 7-0 lead and became the first No. 4 seed to make it to the super regionals. Missouri will play No. 5 national seed Cal State Fullerton next weekend, with the winner of the best-of-three series advancing to the College World Series.
Taylor Parker (4-4) gave up two runs on five hits in 5 2-3 innings for the victory, the Tigers' fourth straight after dropping the regional opener to Pepperdine on Friday.
Barry Enright (13-2) allowed three runs on six hits in 3 1-3 innings, and Justin Tellam went 2-for-3 with a homer for the Waves (42-21).