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Texas ends Mizzou pitcher's streak in first

COLUMBIA | Missouri pitcher Aaron Crow tied what is thought to be the fourth-longest consecutive scoreless innings streak in Division 1 NCAA baseball.

But after getting the first out of the first inning against Texas, the Missouri junior right-handed pitcher gave up five first-frame runs to the Longhorns.

They were the first runs - earned or unearned - Crow had given up since Feb. 29. - ending 43 consecutive scoreless innings for the Mizzou ace.

That tied the 43 straight scoreless innings of Eddie Bane - now director of scouting for the California Angels - who did it for Arizona State in 1972.

Missouri sports information officials initiated a national survey of Division 1 schools and determined - in the absence of the NCAA listing any statistic - that the all-time record in Division 1 is held by Tennessee relief pitcher Todd Helton.

Helton did not yield a run in 47.2 straight innings in 1994.

No. 2 on the list is Ben McDonald with 44.2 innings for LSU in 1989.

No. 3 is Pat Vindette (Creighton) at 43.2 consecutive scoreless innings last season stands at No. 3.

Crow’s stingy streak officially ended when - with runners at second, third and one out via a leadoff walk, and a double by Brandon Belt - Texas DH Russell Moldenhauer lined a run-scoring single into right field.

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