LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Missouri is headed to the Southeastern Conference, leaving behind fond memories of once-heated rivalries with the Red Raiders. Tigers coach of 18 years, Tim Jamieson, said he will cherish the times he brought his team to Lubbock over the years.
"We've had a lot of really great battles here," said the Tigers skipper. "The hecklers have always been enjoyable."
Those hecklers were out in full force Sunday as the Red Raiders wrapped up their first Big 12 series win of the season. Chants of "S-E-C...S-E-C!" rang out at Rip Griffin Park as the final Tiger batters were punched out by right-handed closer Trey Masek.
And Jamieson says he enjoyed coming to Dan Law Field over the years because of the hostile crowds and electric game environments.
"It was a place that was always enjoyable to come and play," said Jamieson. "Just because of the fan involvement and the competitiveness on the field."
"Any time you play in a conference, it's pretty special. You need to savor it."
The Red Raiders took two of three games from the Tigers capped off with a 7-0 shutout of Mizzou Sunday.