KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Three runs in the first inning were too much for the Missouri baseball team to overcome.
The Tigers were shutout in a 4-0 loss to Tennessee in the series-opener Friday.
The Volunteers plated three runs in the bottom of the first on a run-scoring single and a two-RBI base hit.
Tennessee added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth on a safety squeeze bunt.
Missouri managed just five hits, two of them coming off the bat of Dane Opel.
Rob Zastryzny took the loss, pitching 62â„3 innings and allowing three earned runs on five hits to go along with four strikeouts and four walks.
Tennessee's Zack Godley tossed a complete game while allowing five hits and five walks while striking out eight.
Missouri (7-11, 1-3 Southeastern Conference) and Tennessee (12-9, 2-2) play a doubleheader starting at noon today.