April 7, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas – The No. 11 Missouri Tigers, behind a complete game shutout from Chelsea Thomas, clinched the series over the No. 3 Texas Longhorns with a 2-0 victory on Saturday afternoon. The win improved the Tigers to 30-6 on the season and 9-3 in the Big 12, while Texas fell to 32-4 and 6-2 in league play.
No. 11 Mizzou 2, No. 3 Texas 0
|W - Thomas (16-4)||7.0||5||0||0||2||9|
|L - Bruins (6-3)||4.0||5||2||2||0||1|
|MU - Fleming||2||1||1||1||0||1||0|
|MU - Roth||2||0||1||1||0||0||0|
Back-to-back singles for Texas put a pair of runners aboard in the bottom half, and a sacrifice bunt by Mandy Ogle put the runners into scoring position. However, Thomas worked out of the jam with two straight strikeouts, keeping the Longhorns off the board.
Ashley Fleming put Missouri ahead by a 2-0 margin with a solo homer in the third. Fleming sent a 1-2 pitch over the wall in right field for her eighth blast of the season.
Mizzou had a chance to extend their lead, loading the bases in the seventh inning, but Blaire Luna worked out of the jam to keep the game at 2-0. Genovese and Mackenzie Sykes each singled to put the first two Tigers aboard, and they moved into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt by Roth. After a strikeout, Jenna Marston walked on a full count to load the bases, but Luna got Ashtin Stephens to ground out and end the frame.
After the Tigers went ahead 2-0, it was all Thomas. She worked three straight 1-2-3 innings in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, and worked through a Longhorn threat in the seventh. After retiring the first batter, Thomas issued a walk and surrendered a single to put two aboard. The runners moved into scoring position with two outs on a fielder’s choice, but Thomas’ ninth strikeout ended the threat and the game, giving the Tigers the victory.
Thomas threw a complete game shutout for her second win of the weekend, improving to 16-4 on the season. She surrendered five hits and two walks while striking out nine. Lindsey Muller led the team with two hits, while Fleming and Roth drove in the runs for the Tiger offense.
Missouri will play a midweek non-conference game this Wednesday at 4 p.m. CT against Northern Iowa at University Field. For more information, stay tuned to mutigers.com.
Home Runs Blast No. 15 Mizzou Softball Past...
Two two-run home runs propelled No. 15 Missouri to a 6-3 win over Kansas on Saturday in the third...
Mizzou Advances Past Bradley in Exciting Extra-...
Junior IF Corrin Genovese concluded a 4-for-4 day with a game-winning single in the bottom of the...
Four from Mizzou Softball Earn All-Region Honors
Mizzou Softball saw four Tigers selected to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association's All-Sout...
Mizzou Ready to Begin Regional on Friday vs....
Mizzou starts with Bradley on Friday (3 p.m.), with free, live coverage provided by the Mizzou...
Regional Action Covered by KTGR and Mizzou Network
Mizzou's Columbia Regional games during the 2014 NCAA Division I Softball Championship will have ...
Mizzou Softball to Host NCAA Regional for Sixth...
The Mizzou softball team will serve as one of 16 NCAA Regional hosts this weekend, announced...
Finucane Named Top 10 Finalist for National...
Freshman pitcher Tori Finucane (Germantown, Md.) has been named a Top 10 Finalist for the...
Errors Derail No. 14 Mizzou in Setback vs. No. ...
No. 14 Mizzou Softball (41-16) was unable to overcome early runs and defensive lapses vs. No. 25 ...
Official StoreOfficial Online
AUCTIONSOfficial Mobile APP