Mizzou Outhits Auburn 6-4 in Defeat
Roth, Mack, Genovese Homer in Support of Finucane Shutout in the Circle
Amanda Sanchez belted her second career grand slam to help the Tigers complete a comeback win.
Kirsten Mack hit a two-run home run as Mizzou celebrated Military Appreciation Day
Senior Kelsea Roth hit a pair of two-run home runs to catapult the Tigers to their 8th straight win
Regional Top 5
Mizzou wins Regional Title
Awards for Thomas/Genovese
OSU Game 2 Highlights
Game 1: MU over Baylor
Missouri Softball vs. UNI
Missouri Softball vs. LSU
Missouri Softball vs. Mississippi State
Missouri Softball vs. Auburn
Missouri Softball vs. Nebraska - Game 6 & 7
SEC Player of the Week (April 28, 2014)
2012 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year
Batted .410 (55-for-134), one of two for Mizzou to swing better than .400 at the plate, and finished eighth in the SEC in overall batting average.
Hit an outstanding .439 (29-for-66) in conference play, ranking third in the league in SEC batting average, while also recording 10 multi-hit games in conference action.
Smacked eight doubles, one triple and five home runs to compile a team-leading .597 slugging percentage.
Impressive batting average came after posting season marks of .303 as a sophomore in 2013 and .220 as a freshman in 2012.
Recorded at least two hits in an incredible seven-straight SEC contests, running through the Mississippi State series (April 4-5), Auburn series (April 11-13) and opening win of the Ole Miss series (April 18).
Rated as the fourth-toughest to strikeout player in NCAA Division I Softball and tops in the SEC, striking out just three times in 134 at-bats.
Put on one of Mizzou's top individual performances of the season, hitting two home runs in the same inning during the Tigers' eight-run third inning of the 8-6 win vs. No. 13 Georgia (March 28).
Pivotal bat and defense in the series win at Mississippi State (April 4-5), batting 6-for-12 (.500) to lead the Tigers in hits (6) and RBI (5), as well as assists (6).
Continued top-notch conference play in Mizzou's sweep at No. 20 Auburn, batting 7-for-10 (.700) in the Tigers' three wins from April 11-13.
Performance at No. 20 Auburn included matching her career-best in hits with a 3-for-3 game in the 4-2 defeat of AU on April 11, which she followed up with two 2-for-4 games in the following two wins of the series, with a solo-shot home run in the top of the seventh of the sweep-clincher.
Batted 2-for-3 with a double in the 5-0 victory over Missouri State (April 23), also stealing a base.
Helped Mizzou clinch the series win at No. 3 Florida in the 5-4 win (April 27), hitting her first career grand slam and her fifth home run of the season in the top of the first inning, also earning SEC Player of the Week on April 28 for her efforts.
Recorded a hit in all three games of Mizzou's series victory at No. 3 Florida (April 25-27), including a 2-for-3 game to close the series.
Matched her career-best with three hits in a 3-for-4 game in the 11-6 win vs. Creighton in the opening game of Mizzou's doubleheader sweep (April 29), also scoring two runs.
Tripled in the series-opening, 8-6 win vs. No. 6 Alabama (May 1).
Possibly the highlight game of her career in the NCAA Regional vs. Bradley (May 16), batting a career-best 4-for-4 with three doubles and the walk-off, RBI-single in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Mizzou a 6-5 win.
Three-double effort vs. the Braves matched the school record for doubles in a single game.
Batted .600 (9-for-16) to lead Mizzou during NCAA Regional (May 16-18) action.
Added an improved bat to her astute defensive capabilities, batting .303 (40-for-132) at the plate after swinging just .220 as a freshman.
Hit total of 40 surpassed her 2012 total of 36 in 60 games. Her offensive changes at the plate were apparent in the season's opening week (Feb. 15-17) in which she batted 7-for-11 (.636) at the UCSB Gaucho Classic in Santa Barbara, Calif.
The tournament included a 3-for-3 day against host UCSB (Feb. 17) in a 12-1 win.
Had her next perfect day at the plate in the second game of the Georgia Tech doubleheader (March 23), batting 2-for-2 in the five-inning, 16-0 win.
Hit the first of her two home runs on the season in her outing against the Yellow Jackets, a two-run long ball.
Knocked her second homer a week later, another two-run shot in the initial game of South Carolina doubleheader (March 30), a five-inning, 12-3 win.
Started the Alabama series (April 5) batting 2-for-2 in the opening game.
Forced extra innings against Arkansas (April 14), hitting a two-out, two-run single to tie the game at 10-10 in the bottom of the seventh.
Batted 5-for-7 in the Western Illinois doubleheader (May 1), including a 3-for-4, three-run, three-RBI game in the second contest, a five-inning 12-4 win.
Hit 2-for-2 in the second game of the doubleheader vs. Tennessee (May 4).
Ability to play anywhere on the field helped her become the first freshman in the history of the Big 12 to win Defensive Player of the Year, marking the second straight season that a Tiger has earned the honor.
Led the team in triples with three, was third on the team with 40 runs scored and hit seven doubles while adding four home runs.
First career homer was an inside-the-park home run against Nebraska at the Cathedral City Classic, where she finished the weekend with six runs scored and five driven in.
First multi-hit game came against SEMO, finishing 2-for-3 with a pair of runs.
Against Alcorn State on May 11, went 2-for-2 with a triple, a home run, two runs and three driven in while also adding a walk.
Doubled in four consecutive games between March 23-28, three of which came against Texas A&M.
Drove in a pair of runs during the Iowa State series and doubled in two in Mizzou's game two win over Oklahoma State on May 12.
Played shortstop for the Williamsville North Spartans for head coach Rick Bubar, helping the team to a fourth place finish during her junior season.
Was a three-time All-WNY Player of the Year and a three-time Under Armour All-American.
Runner-up for New York's Gatorade Player of the Year.
Led her team in all major offensive categories, hitting .513 with an .803 slugging percentage, five home runs, 18 stolen bases and 14 RBI as a leadoff hitter.
Invited to the OnDeck Softball Allister Camp, Team New Jersey Winter Workout and adidas Futures Camp, and was ESPN Rise's Athlete of the Day for Nov. 2, 2010.
Also competed in basketball, volleyball and field hockey for the Spartans.
Club Team - New Jersey Intensity:
Played three years for the New Jersey Intensity under Coach Kevin O'Donnell, helping the squad earn a trip to the Sweet 16 at Nationals.
Chose Mizzou Over: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Arizona, Louisville
Her mother, Karen, is a teacher.
Two siblings, a brother, Garrett, and a sister, Maddi. Garrett played baseball for Niagara University, while her sister Maddi plays lacrosse for Winthrop.
Pre-communications major and aspires to be an ESPN Broadcaster after graduation.
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