Mizzou Claims Outright Conference Title

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Head Coach Ehren Earleywine and the Tigers won softball's first regular season Big 12 title since 1997

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Head Coach Ehren Earleywine and the Tigers won softball's first regular season Big 12 title since 1997
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May 15, 2011

Tigers Sweep Iowa State on Saturday

COLUMBIA, Mo. - After sweeping Iowa State on Saturday to gain at least a share of the 2011 Big 12 Championship, the Tigers got a little help from the Baylor Bears on Sunday, who knocked off the Texas Longhorns and gave Missouri the outright Big 12 title.

The Tigers swept a doubleheader against the Cyclones yesterday, winning 8-2 in game one before topping ISU by an 8-1 score in the finale.  Ashley Fleming hit two three-run homers on the day, while Abby Vock belted two long balls in the second game to pace the Tiger offense.  Missouri finished 15-3 in Big 12 play and closed the regular season with a 46-7 record.

Baylor defeated Texas by a 2-1 final on Sunday in Austin, dropping the Longhorns to second place.  The Bears scored two unearned runs in the fourth inning, and that would be all they needed.  Texas finishes the regular season with a 45-8 record and a game behind the Tigers at 14-4 in conference action.  Missouri and Texas split their series last weekend, as the Longhorns won Saturday's contest 2-0 before the Tigers bounced back with a 6-3 decision on Sunday.

Missouri, with the league's automatic bid, will now sit and wait to find out their NCAA Regional fate.  The softball team is hosting a watch party tonight at the Clinton Club in Mizzou Arena, as the NCAA Selection Show airs live on ESPNU at a 9 p.m. CT.  Media is welcome to the event, as head coach Ehren Earleywine and the Tiger team will be available for reactions after the show concludes.  

 


 

 

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