Morning Sports Report - April 16, 2014

By Megan Rice |

Published 04/16 2014 05:50AM

Updated 04/16 2014 05:51AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Former Missouri State basketball coach Cuonzo Martin is leaving Tennessee to coach at the University of California.

Martin coached the Missouri Sate Bears for three seasons from 2008-11, going 61-41 overall and 26-28 in the Missouri Valley Conference.

The 42-year-old coach heads to California after leading the University of Tennessee to a surprise sweet 16 appearance this year where the Volunteers lost to Michigan.

Martin coached the Vols for three seasons and was 63-41 overall, with a 24-13 record this past season.

Coach Martin will replace mike Montgomery at California.

67-year-old Montgomery announced his retirement this March.

The Golden Bears went 21-14 and lost in the quarterfinals of the nit to Southern Methodist.

The Missouri State baseball team hosted an in-state rival Tuesday night at Hammons Field, where they will play the Mizzou Tigers.

Mizzou beat MSU about a week ago in Columbia 9-4.

In the third, there’s a drop third strike, but the ball makes contact with Tigers’ Eric Anderson so no play could be made.

Coach Keith Guttin comes out to argue and would get ejected.

The Bears’ Tate Matheny drills a triple into the gap.

Dylan Becker scores to make it 2-0 Bears.

And Matheny's pumped.

Spencer Johnson back up the middle.

Matt Fultz comes home for the run and Missouri State takes it to the Tigers winning 9-0.

The Evangel Crusaders baseball team hosted the Royals from Arkansas on Senior Day Tuesday.

The Crusaders tried to improve on their 23-13 record.

Top of the first, the Crusaders with the 6-4-3 double play and the scoop by Christian Maciel at first.

Maciel comes right back with the bat and hits a gapper. That puts Wes Clay on his horse and slides in safely.

Crusaders up 1-0 on the RBI double.

Still in the first.

Nathan Jones singles to left. That brings in Maciel.

Crusaders go on to win it 8-4.

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