Oct. 9, 2010
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COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Missouri Tigers rallied past an upset-bid at the hands of their crosstown rivals, the Columbia Cougars, on their way to their third consecutive sweep of the fall season. Mizzou beat Columbia by a 3-1 final before upending Johnson County Community College by a 12-0 score.
The Tigers and Cougars were deadlocked in a 0-0 pitcher's duel until the fifth inning, when Columbia jumped out to a 1-0 lead. Following a leadoff double, Missouri looked like they were going to get out of the threat with back-to-back pop outs. However, a wild pitch advanced the runner to third, setting up another double to score the first run of the game.
Mizzou bounced back, however, and scored a pair of runs in the bottom half of the fifth to take the lead. With one out, Marla Schweisberger legged out an infield single, and was pinch-ran for by Shana White. After a strikeout, White stole second base. Abby Vock then tripled off the right-center field fence to easily score White and tie the game. Rhea Taylor followed with a triple of her own, scoring Vock and giving the Tigers a 2-1 lead.
Missouri added an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth to increase their lead to 3-1. Jenna Marston led off the frame with a double, and came around to score two batters later when Ashley Fleming hit a ball to first that was misplayed for an error.
Kristin Nottelmann picked up the victory, throwing 5.2 strong innings. She allowed just the one run on three hits while striking out 10 and walking none. Ashley Fleming threw 1.1 perfect innings for the save.
The Tigers made sure things were less interesting in the second game, as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first and went on to win 12-0.
After a leadoff single and stolen base by White, Kathryn Poet ripped a two-run blast over the left field wall to give Mizzou the early lead.
Missouri tacked on three more in the third to push their lead to 5-0. Once again, White started the frame with a single back up the middle and a stolen base. Ashlie Ortega singled her in, and advanced all the way to third on a throwing error. Poet doubled in Ortega for her third RBI of the day. Poet then swiped third base, and would come in to score on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Princess Krebs.
In the sixth, Krebs singled and stole second with two outs, setting up an RBI double by Maddison Ruggeberg to extend the lead to 6-0.
Missouri was able to blow it wide open with a six run fifth inning. White brought home a run on a fielder's choice, and Ortega followed with a sacrifice fly make it 8-0. Poet singled up the middle to plate another run, and Krebs roped a two-run double to left to extend the lead to 11-0, and would later score on a wild pitch.
Lisa Simmons got the win in game two with five shutout innings. She allowed just two hits, recorded two strikeouts and didn't walk a batter. Hudson cleaned up with two innings of one-hit ball.
Poet led the way offensively by going 3-for-4 at the plate with three runs and four RBI. White picked up a pair of hits and scored twice while driving in a run and swiping two bases. Krebs and Brianna Corwin each finished with two hits, while Krebs scored twice and drove home three.
Missouri will close out their fall schedule with a doubleheader next Saturday, beginning at Noon CT at University Field.