April 13, 2013
#8 Mizzou 1, Arkansas 4 (11)
|W - Beasley (6-6)||11.0||4||1||1||4||12|
|L - Thomas (15-4)||11.0||7||4||1||3||10|
|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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