Oct. 16, 2010
Game One Box Score | Game Two Box Score
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri softball team closed out their fall season with a doubleheader sweep over Three Rivers Community College and Lake Land College to finish out the fall with a perfect 8-0 record. The Tiger bats erupted on Saturday as they knocked off Three Rivers by a 26-2 final and defeated Lake Land 16-1.
Mizzou broke out with a pair of eight run innings and a pair of five run innings on their way to 26 runs and 23 hits. Shana White, Princess Krebs, Nicole Hudson and Marla Schweisberger each scored four runs, while White went a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate with two RBI. Schweisberger was 4-for-4 with a home run and four driven in. Hudson picked up three hits in five at bats, including a grand slam, while driving home six.
The Tigers fell behind 2-0 after the first inning and a half, but rallied to score eight in the bottom of the second. Mizzou took advantage of nine errors by Three Rivers on the day. Each Tiger starter scored at least one run and eight of the nine starters drove at least one run in.
Lisa Simmons got the win, improving her fall record to 4-0. The southpaw went five innings, allowed four hits, gave up two runs – one earned, and struck out a pair without walking a batter. She finished the fall season with a 0.67 ERA in 21.0 innings pitched.
Missouri picked up right where they left off beginning game two, as they scored five times in the first inning. Rhea Taylor started the frame with a triple and scored on Ashlie Ortega’s single. From there, three more unearned runs came across as the Tigers belted two more hits and capitalized on the three errors while batting around.
The Tigers tacked on three in the third, getting RBI singles from by Mackenzie Sykes and Ortega. Sykes also scored on an error, increasing the Tiger lead to 8-0.
Another three runs in the fourth made it 11-0 Mizzou. Simmons hit a sacrifice fly to plate a run, while singles by Abby Vock and Taylor plated two more.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Tigers got three straight singles from Simmons, Abby Vock and White, with Simmons and White scoring unearned runs after a pair of errors. Jenna Marston plated two on a two-out double, and she then scored on a Fleming single to conclude the scoring for the day.
Kristin Nottelmann got the win after five innings of one-run ball. She struck out seven and allowed just two hits.
The Missouri Tigers, coming off back-to-back Women’s College World Series appearances, will begin their season in February. Stay tuned to mutigers.com for more information as the season draws near.