Mizzou Gets Four-Run First Inning, but Gators Rally, Force Rubber Game Sunday
Sykes leads the Tigers, offensively, with a career-best two home runs and six RBI
Standout pitching from Stangel and Sykes' walk-off down the Bulldogs
Tigers defeat Fordham (8-0) and San Diego State (11-2) in five innings
Four student-athletes recognized by the Total Person Program
Missouri vs Kansas
Missouri Softball vs. Bradley
Missouri Softball vs. Alabama
Missouri vs Creighton
Missouri Softball vs. Missouri State
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2013 CoSIDA Academic All-District
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 First Team All-Big 12
2012 First Team Academic All-Big 12
Led the Tigers with 12 doubles, matching her season-best from her junior season in 2013.
Hit .267 (48-for-180) while starting 58 of Mizzou's 61 games in left field, also smacking two triples to double her career total to four.
Her 52 RBI ranked tied for 10th on the all-time single-season chart at the conclusion of her stellar senior season.
Smacked her first home run of the 2014 season vs. Drake (Feb. 15) in Waco, Texas, a five-inning, 9-0 win.
Set a then-career-best in RBI with four vs. Ohio State (March 2), batting 2-for-4 with one home run.
Two doubles, one of the bases-clearing variety, and a fielder's choice helped her set a new career-high with five RBI vs. Ball State (March 21).
Smacked her first career grand slam in the five-inning, 11-2 win vs. North Dakota State (March 21).
Rocked a walk-off, three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh of Mizzou's 6-3 win vs. No. 13 Georgia, as part of an impressive 3-for-4 day at the plate to match her career-best in hits.
Stellar day at the plate in the Western Illinois doubleheader (April 9), batting 2-for-2 in Gm. 1, followed up with a 2-for-3 game in Gm. 2.
Career game in the 8-7 win at No. 20 Auburn (April 12), hitting two home runs and totaling six RBI in a 3-for-4 day at the plate.
Hit .319 (43-for-135) at the plate, including season-bests with 12 doubles, seven home runs and 26 RBI.
Season total of seven long balls nearly doubled her previous career total of four.
Batted 2-for-2 with two RBI, three runs scored and a home run in the five-inning, 11-3 victory vs. Fresno State in the Gaucho Classic in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Feb. 16.
Homered again in a 2-for-3 performance vs. No. 7 Texas A&M on March 9.
Ripped a season-best two doubles on 2-for-3 batting with two RBI in the first game of the Georgia Tech doubleheader (March 23), a five-inning, 8-0 win.
Recorded a season-high three RBI in the second game of the doubleheader at Missouri State (April 3), batting 2-for-3 with a home run.
Notched the first of three 3-for-3 performances in the five-inning, 9-0 victory over Arkansas (April 12), hitting a home run and recording two RBI and two runs scored.
Hit 3-for-3 with three runs scored in the second game of the doubleheader at Western Illinois (May 1), a six-inning, 12-4 win.
Recorded a hit in every game of the SEC Tournament in Lexington, Ky. (May 9-11), including a 3-for-3 game vs. No. 22 Arkansas in which she hit a single, double and triple.
Opened Mizzou's scoring in the 5-0 win vs. Hofstra (May 19) that secured the program's sixth-straight NCAA Regional title, singling up the middle for a 1-0 lead in the top of the first.
Went 4-for-4 with a triple, four runs and three RBI in the last three games of the DeMarini Invitational and hit safely in the last two games against Kansas while scoring a run.
Went 2-for-3 at Texas with two runs in Mizzou's game two victory and added a single in the rubber match.
Hit her first home run of the season against Texas Tech, a three-run walk off blast in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Tigers a win to close the series. Hit safely in all three games at No. 5 Oklahoma, going 4-for-10 with a run, an RBI and two walks.
Also had a three-game stretch where she recorded five hits - including a home run - and plated five RBI, doing so in two games against Iowa State and the first game of the Murray State doubleheader.
Two hits in the first game of the NCAA Super Regionals against LSU.
Finished the season with 20 runs, five doubles, a triple and two homers while getting on base at a .346 clip.
In Big 12 play, she hit .333 with nine runs, two homers, 10 walks, a .448 on base percentage and a .521 slugging percentage.
Recorded six hits with four RBI on the season, while also scoring six runs.
First career start at third base came against Western Michigan, where she drew two walks and blasted her first career home run, hitting a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth inning for her first collegiate hit.
Against Texas Tech, she came off the bench and delivered a pinch hit single and would later come around to score.
A week later against Evansville, she hit a pinch hit home run for her second long ball of the year.
Got the start against Western Illinois on May 4 and went 1-for-3 on the day.
At the NCAA Regionals against DePaul on May 22, she came off the bench again and delivered another pinch hit single, driving in a run in the bottom of the fifth inning to put the Tigers up 6-0 in the championship game.
Playing both shortstop and third base, she competed for the Wildcats of Blue Springs.
Helped lead the `Cats to a state championship, a third-place finish at state and two district championships.
Earned All-State honors in 2008 for her performance.
Earned seven letters in high school, as she played basketball along with softball.
Was picked to the Principal's Honor Roll during all four years of high school for her academic achievements.
Club Team: Team Power (Kansas City, Mo.)
Picked Mizzou Over: Iowa State, Missouri State
Has one younger sister, Madison.
Her father, Jeff, played baseball at Northwest Missouri State.
Chose Missouri because she had dreamed of playing softball for the Tigers since she was a child.
Majoring in parks, recreation and tourism.
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