Oct. 14, 2011
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COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Mizzou softball team closed out their fall schedule with another doubleheader sweep, tossing two shutouts on the day to finish the fall with an 8-0 record. The Tigers defeated Jefferson County Community College 15-0 before beating Lindenwood in the nightcap by a 9-0 score.
In game one, Mizzou scored a pair of runs in the first inning to take the early 2-0 lead. With one out, Kayla Kingsley hit a line drive off the pitcher's foot for a single. Ashley Fleming tripled off the wall in right field to bring Kingsley in, and Fleming would score on a sacrifice fly by Nicole Hudson.
The Tigers blew it wide open in the second with a seven run frame, taking advantage of a pair of Jefferson County errors. The inning started with a full count single by Rachel Hay, and Princess Krebs quickly cleared the bases in the next at bat, making it 4-0 Mizzou. Ashtin Stephens then laid down a perfect bunt single, and would advance to third on a couple of passed balls. Kayla Kingsley drove in Stephens with a base hit up the middle, stole second and then scored on a base hit by Fleming. She moved up to second on the relay throw, and would come around to score on a throwing error. Hudson and Angela Randazzo each hit back-to-back singles and moved up to second and third on an error into left. Two batters later they scored on Hay's second hit of the inning, a single into right, making it 9-0.
Missouri tacked on another in the fourth on Hay's third RBI of the game. Hudson led off with a walk and Randazzo followed with a base hit into center. Hudson moved up to third on a fly out and came in to score on Hay's sacrifice fly.
A grand slam by Kelsea Roth highlighted a five-run fifth inning that pushed the Missouri lead to 15-0. Fleming, Mackenzie Sykes and Corrin Genovese got three straight base hits to start the inning and Roth followed by blasting the first pitch she saw deep over the wall in left-center. Lindsey Muller kept the inning going with a double down the line in left, and later in the inning she would score on a double by Jenna Marston.
Kristin Nottelmann got the win, her fourth of the fall, while giving up just two hits, scattering four walks and striking out 10. It was the fourth double-digit strikeout game for the Tiger senior. In 28.0 fall innings, Nottlemann struck out 50 batters and walked just six while allowing only seven hits. She didn't allow a run all fall season.
All 12 Tigers who got at-bats picked up at least one hit on the day. Fleming led the way with three while also scoring three times and driving home two. Hay was 2-for-2 on the day with three RBIs, while Roth drove in four. Krebs also plated a pair of runs on two hits.
Mizzou jumped ahead in game two with a run in the bottom of the second, started by a leadoff walk to Hay. She moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and came in to score on a double by Krebs.
The Tigers extended their lead to 5-0 with a four-spot in the next inning. Marston and Genovese each reached on singles to start the inning, and stole second and third with one out to get into scoring position. Mackenzie Sykes walked to load the bases, and two batters later Roth delivered a bases clearing double. She moved to third on the throw to the plate, and was awarded home after the throw sailed into the dugout.
Hudson led off the fifth with a double, and moved to third after Randazzo reached on a fielding error. Muller then delivered a base hit into center to score Hudson, making it 6-0. Taylor Duplechain followed with a double into the gap in right-center, bringing Randazzo around to score.
Another two runs were tacked on in the sixth, pushing the Tiger advantage to 9-0. Marston roped a one out triple down the line in left. Genovese then reached on a fielder's choice with Marston legging out a rundown to put runners on the corners. Hudson then doubled into right, her second hit of the day, to clear the bases.
Roth picked up three RBIs in the second game to finish the day with a total of seven. Marston led all hitters with three hits, while Hudson got a pair of hits and drove in two. Muller, Duplechain and Krebs had an RBI each.
Bailey Erwin got the win, throwing a complete game shutout. The freshman allowed just four hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out six.
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