No. 8 Mizzou Outlasted in Extras by Arkansas, 4-1

April 13, 2013

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#8 Mizzou 1, Arkansas 4 (11)
Box Score

Time: 2:45
Att.: 1,680
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 F
ARKANSAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 4
MIZZOU 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO
W - Beasley (6-6) 11.0 4 1 1 4 12
L - Thomas (15-4) 11.0 7 4 1 3 10
Hitting Leaders AB R H RBI BB HR
AR - Oprzedek (2-for-5) 5 1 2 1 0 0
MIZ - Roth (1-for-5) 5 1 1 1 0 1

COLUMBIA, Mo. - No. 8 Mizzou softball extended the game in the seventh inning with a solo home run from sophomore 1B Kelsea Roth (Yorba Linda, Calif.), but it was not enough to edge Arkansas on Saturday at University Field, dropping an 11-inning, 4-1 result. Roth's second big swing of the series tied the game in the bottom of the seventh inning after the Razorbacks scored their initial run of the game thanks in part to a fielding error.

The Tigers dropped to 24-5 and 9-4 in Southeastern Conference action, while the Razorbacks moved to 27-16 (5-9 SEC).

Mizzou and Arkansas shared a pitching duel into the seventh inning, with senior Chelsea Thomas (Pleasantville, Iowa) allowing just two hits up to that point. An infield error allowed the Razorbacks to take a 1-0 lead in the top of seventh after Thomas surrendered a third hit.

Thomas pitched 11.0 innings in the game, allowing seven hits and one earned run, while recording 10 strikeouts. The outing was her 44th career game with 10+ strikeouts out of 144 appearances. Arkansas sophomore Kimmy Beasley threw 11.0 innings, allowing four hits and one earned run.

The Razorbacks used a three-run 11th inning to edge the Tigers, notching three straight hits to start the frame. A fielding error in the outfield allowed two of the runs in the inning to score.

Senior catcher Jenna Marston (St. Louis, Mo.) batted 1-for-4, with the hit for a double being her 200th base knock as a Tiger. The mark puts her into a group of just eight Mizzou players to accomplish the feat.

Mizzou and Arkansas will play the series finale at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, with the game televised nationally on ESPNU.

Fans are encouraged to check MUTigers.com and the softball team's social media outlets, @MizzouSoftball and Facebook, for updates and information throughout the season.

 

 

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