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Mizzou softball looks to reload

In Print: Mizzou softball looks to reload

By Alex Schiffer | June 4, 2014

While Mizzou loses its team leader in RBIs, eight starters will return next season.

Mizzou’s season ends with two straight losses

By Alex Schiffer | May 18, 2014

Missouri will not advance to the super regional round for the first time in seven seasons.

Missouri tops Kansas, advances to regional championship

By Matt Muenzberg | May 17, 2014

Mizzou will have to lose twice in the championship round to be eliminated.

Tigers top Bradley, will face KU

By Matt Muenzberg | May 16, 2014

For the first time in any sport since Missouri moved to the Southeastern Conference, the Tigers go head-to-head against rival Kansas.

No. 15 seed softball to host NCAA regional

By Danielle Lerner | May 11, 2014

Missouri is one of 16 teams that will host a regional.

Tigers can't capture SEC title, fall to Tide 3-1

By Alex Schiffer | May 2, 2014

After losing to the Crimson Tide, Missouri no longer has a shot at the regular season SEC softball title.

In Print: Early offense key to Tigers’ series win over Florida

By Danielle Lerner | April 30, 2014

The series win marks the second time this year Missouri has defeated a team ranked No. 1 in RPI and the fifth straight conference win for the Tigers.

In Print: Fleming using patience to boost bat

By Alex Schiffer | April 26, 2014

The freshman third baseman’s bat has been hot of late, but her coach would like to see her defense.

In Print: Stepping up: Genovese improves to lead team

By Danielle Lerner | April 15, 2014

The junior infielder boosted her average over 80 points.

Sports Blog: Tiger softball snags series over Auburn

Posted to Sports Blog by Danielle Lerner on April 13, 2014 at 12:50 a.m.

No. 16 Missouri softball (30-10, 7-6 Southeastern Conference) managed to hold on for the 8-7 win over No. 20 Auburn (31-11-1, 6-8 SEC) on Saturday to take the series. Senior outfielder Mackenzie Sykes played the hero for Missouri at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two runs and a career-best two ...

In Print: Missouri softball snags weekend series over Mississippi State

By Danielle Lerner | April 9, 2014

Freshman hurler Tori Finucane struck out a career-best 12 batters in a shutout Friday.

Softball sweeps doubleheader over Illinois State

By Danielle Lerner | March 19, 2014

Tigers outscore visitors 9-2, blanking the Redbirds in the second game.

In Print: Tori Finucane showing early signs of success

By Alex Schiffer | March 19, 2014

Maryland native looks past expectations and worries about the game.

Tigers drop doubleheader and series to Kentucky

By Alex Schiffer | March 16, 2014

Mental lapses, base running problems and errors contribute to teams one run losses.

Mizzou Softball knocks off No. 9 Kentucky in opening game

By Danielle Lerner | March 15, 2014

Series concludes today with a doubleheader, moving up Sunday’s game ahead of inclement weather.

In Print: Second-year softball stars shine for Missouri

By Danielle Lerner | March 11, 2014

Emily Crane and Taylor Gadbois have powered Tigers’ offense.

Sports Blog: Aggies best Tigers to even series

Posted to Sports Blog by Alex Schiffer on March 8, 2014 at 9:00 p.m.

After shutting out No. 13 Texas A&M 7-0 on Friday, No. 15 Missouri softball (13-4, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) was on the other end of a blowout Saturday, losing 11-2 in five innings. The Aggies got on the board early, dropping four runs in the bottom of the first inning ...

Sports Blog: Tigers hang seven over Aggies

Posted to Sports Blog by Danielle Lerner on March 8, 2014 at 10:37 a.m.

No. 15 Missouri softball took down No. 13 Texas A&M in a shutout 7-0 win Friday evening in College Station, Texas. Freshman Tori Finucane recorded seven strikeouts and gave up only three hits over seven innings. The Tigers wasted no time getting down to business. Sophomore outfielder Taylor Gadbois ...

In Print: Missouri softball posts pristine record at Citrus Classic

By Danielle Lerner | March 6, 2014

Tigers score wins against Bradley and Syracuse, among others.

Sports Blog: Tigers beat Buckeyes to finish Citrus Classic

Posted to Sports Blog by Danielle Lerner on March 2, 2014 at 11:31 p.m.

The No. 17 Missouri softball team (12-3) rounded out the weekend with a 7-0 rout of Ohio State (6-9), going 5-0 at the Citrus Classic in Kissimmee, Fla. Senior outfielder Mackenzie Sykes powered the Tigers' batting, going 2-for-4 with two runs, four RBIs and a home run. Sophomore shortstop Sami ...

Sports Blog: Softball sweeps Saturday games

Posted to Sports Blog by Alex Schiffer on March 2, 2014 at 5:20 p.m.

The No.17 Missouri Tigers (11-3) avoided an upset at the Citrus Classic on Saturday, pulling a walk-off win over Illinois State and another over Radford. After leading 4-0 early on, the Tigers found themselves down 10-5 after the fifth inning. Missouri rattled off six runs in the bottom of ...

Sports Blog: Tiger softball guts out two more wins

Posted to Sports Blog by Danielle Lerner on March 1, 2014 at 1:12 a.m.

No. 19 Missouri softball (9-3) survived the first day of the Citrus Classic in Kissimmee, Fla., on Friday, pulling through with wins over Bradley and Syracuse. The Tigers started the afternoon off versus Bradley with five scoreless innings. In the sixth, junior third baseman Angela Randazzo provided some action with ...

Sports Blog: Missouri softball grabs three victories in Mary Nutter Classic

Posted to Sports Blog by Danielle Lerner on Feb. 26, 2014 at 2:01 p.m.

No Chelsea Thomas? No problem. In adjusting to the absence of three-time All-American pitcher Thomas, the No. 17 Missouri softball team (7-3) is setting expectations as high as ever. Out of the Tigers’ three victories at the Mary Nutter Classic in Cathedral City, Calif., two were mercy-rule wins. Over the ...

Sports Blog: Bruins walk off against Tiger softball

Posted to Sports Blog by Danielle Lerner on Feb. 23, 2014 at 2:38 p.m.

No. 16 Missouri softball ended their weekend in heartbreak at the Mary Nutter Classic in Cathedral City, Calif., Saturday afternoon. In a stunning twist, the Tigers were overcome 4-3 by undefeated No. 8 UCLA on a walk-off double with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. Missouri scored the ...

Sports Blog: Tigers sweep Friday night games

Posted to Sports Blog by Alex Schiffer on Feb. 22, 2014 at 5:24 p.m.

After beating No. 14 Arizona and falling to No. 16 Baylor on Thursday for the second time this season, No. 18 Missouri got a pair of easy wins Friday night against Fordham and San Diego State. The Tigers made quick work of Fordham in the first game, holding the Rams ...

Sports Blog: Mizzou softball splits games against Baylor, Arizona

Posted to Sports Blog by Danielle Lerner on Feb. 21, 2014 at 7:16 p.m.

Revenge was not in the cards for No. 16 Missouri softball (5-2) Thursday evening. After dropping a game 2-1 to then-No. 16 Baylor Feb. 16 in Waco, Texas, the Tigers missed the chance to redeem themselves Thursday when they fell to the Bears again by one run at the Mary ...

In Print: Finucane, Stangel usher in new era for Tiger softball

By Matt Muenzberg | Feb. 19, 2014

Coach Earleywine said the pair of freshmen can take program to next level.

Sports Blog: Mizzou softball captures four of five

Posted to Sports Blog by Danielle Lerner on Feb. 17, 2014 at 10:40 p.m.

The No. 14 Missouri softball team got off to a hot start in Waco, Texas at a tournament hosted by No. 16 Baylor, ending the weekend with a 4-1 record. Tigers defeated University of Alabama-Birmingham, 8-1, in their first contest of the season Friday morning. ​Later that day, Missouri beat ...

Tiger softball wins first two fall scrimmages

By Matt Muenzberg | Sept. 20, 2013

Two freshmen debut on the mound.

In Print: Athletics Notebook: Renovations ongoing at Memorial Stadium

By Jacob Bogage | June 4, 2013

As construction continues at Faurot Field, Frank Haith signs another transfer and the volleyball team brings in a top-20 recruiting class. 

Bats go quiet as Missouri makes early exit

In Print: Bats go quiet as Missouri makes early exit

By Matt Muenzberg | June 4, 2013

Missouri went a combined 5-47 in the NCAA Super Regional.

Sports Blog: Huskies send Tigers home, advance to College World Series

Posted to Sports Blog by Joyce Peng on May 28, 2013 at 12:45 a.m.

No. 6 Missouri (38-14) came up short to advance to the Women’s College World Series, losing 1-0 to Washington (43-15) Friday at University Field in game two of the NCAA super regional. The Tigers had a chance to break the Huskies’ combined two-hit shutout in the first with two ...

Sports Blog: Huskies take game one of super regional

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on May 28, 2013 at 12:26 a.m.

In the second inning, Washington second baseman Keli Suguro threw out a runner from her stomach. In the fourth inning, Missouri junior center fielder Mackenzie Sykes laid out horizontally to make a diving catch in deep center field. Defense was cheap and runs were at a premium in game one ...

Sports Blog: Missouri softball misses bid to College World Series

Posted to Sports Blog by Joyce Peng on May 27, 2013 at 11:11 a.m.

The No. 6 Missouri Tigers came up short to advance to the Women’s College World Series, losing 1-0 to the Washington Huskies Friday at University Field in game two of the NCAA Super Regional. The Huskies’ pitching performance, which included a combined two-hitter, was a big factor in preventing ...

Sports Blog: Washington beats Missouri softball in opening game

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on May 24, 2013 at 1:43 p.m.

In the second inning, Washington junior second baseman Keli Suguro threw out a runner from her stomach. In the fourth inning, Missouri junior center fielder Mackenzie Sykes laid out horizontally to make a diving catch in deep center field. Defense was cheap and runs were at a premium in game ...

Sports Blog: Tigers head to super regional with shutout of Hofstra

Posted to Sports Blog by Joyce Peng on May 20, 2013 at 1:23 p.m.

No. 6 Missouri (38-12) won 5-0 in the Columbia region’s deciding game seven over Hofstra (46-13) to secure the Tigers’ sixth consecutive regional title and advance to the super-regional round. Sophomore first baseman Kelsea Roth and senior left fielder Nicole Hudson both hit home runs to help the Tigers ...

Sports Blog: No. 6 Tigers handle Stony Brook in NCAA Regionals

Posted to Sports Blog by Joyce Peng on May 18, 2013 at 11:56 p.m.

Senior centerfielder Jenna Marston provided all the offense in No. 6 Missouri’s 3-0 win over Stony Brook Friday. Marston’s three-run homer in the fifth pushed the Tigers (36-11) past the Seawolves (35-24) in the first round of the Columbia regional of the NCAA tournament. “Not exactly happy about ...

Sports Blog: Missouri wins another, fends off Hofstra

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on May 18, 2013 at 5:16 p.m.

Missouri softball won its second straight game despite a second straight poor hitting performance, beating Hofstra (44-12) 1-0 Saturday afternoon at University Field. The win advances No. 6 Missouri (37-11) to the regional final, where it will have to win one of two games to advance to the super regional ...

Sports Blog: Missouri tagged No. 6 seed, will host super regional

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on May 12, 2013 at 10:56 p.m.

Once thought impossible by coach Ehren Earleywine, the Missouri softball team is in line to host a super regional. Missouri earned the No. 6 seed, meaning University Field will host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament if the Tigers advance that far. Missouri (35-10) will host Stony Brook ...

Thomas, Tigers run out of gas against Florida

By Matt Muenzberg | May 12, 2013

The Gators scored six unanswered runs to bury Missouri in the SEC championship game.

Sports Blog: Instant Analysis: Missouri falls to Florida in SEC championship

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on May 11, 2013 at 9:47 p.m.

Just four hours after throwing a complete game shutout against No. 4 Tennessee, senior Chelsea Thomas went back to the circle. No. 3 Florida (51-7, 13-3 Southeastern Conference) chased Thomas from the game after a shaky second inning and the Gators went on to win 10-4, taking their third SEC ...

Tigers advance to SEC championship with 3-0 win over Tennessee

By Joyce Peng | May 11, 2013

Thomas' stellar outing sets up a date with Florida in the conference championship game.

Sports Blog: Missouri downs Arkansas in opening round of SEC tourney

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on May 9, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

In last Sunday’s win over Tennessee, eight of No. 8 Missouri’s runs crossed the plate via home run. Thursday, Missouri got a little more creative, using a single, a double, a triple and a pair of sacrifice flies as well as a home run to manufacture scoring in ...

Tigers power past Razorbacks in SEC quarterfinal

By Matt Muenzberg | May 9, 2013 | Updated May 10, 2013 at 12:19 p.m.

Offensive spark and solid pitching send Missouri to the semifinals.

Tigers look past SEC tourney for shot at national championship

By Matt Muenzberg | May 8, 2013

Coach Ehren Earleywine elects to sit pitcher Chelsea Thomas in the SEC tournament to prepare for possible College World Series run.

Sports Blog: Thomas, Marston bring home All-SEC honors

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on May 7, 2013 at 1:05 p.m.

Senior pitcher Chelsea Thomas was named 2013 Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year on Wednesday morning. Her teammate, senior catcher Jenna Marston, was named 2013 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Both were named first team All-SEC. This marks the third straight pitcher of the year award for Thomas, following 2011 ...

Thomas throws no-hitter as Tigers split double-header with Vols

By Matt Muenzberg | May 5, 2013

An SEC-mandated late game puts a damper on the senior All-American’s 11th career no-hitter.

Hudson helps Tigers fight off Vols on Senior Day

By Joyce Peng | May 5, 2013

Missouri secures the SEC tournament's No. 3 seed with the win.

Softball closes season with crucial series against Tennessee

In Print: Softball closes season with crucial series against Tennessee

By Matt Muenzberg | May 3, 2013

Thomas is scheduled to pitch Friday and Sunday.

Sports Blog: Kentucky evens series with Missouri, wins 8-2

Posted to Sports Blog by Joyce Peng on April 28, 2013 at 12:28 p.m.

No. 11 Missouri Tigers (28-9) lost 8-2 to No. 19 Kentucky Wildcats (36-15) on Saturday. Senior catcher Jenna Marston and junior left fielder Mackenzie Sykes produce the Tigers’ only two runs. The Wildcats scored first in the bottom of the second inning. Shortstop Christian Stokes tripled to right center, bringing ...

Sports Blog: Tigers win doubleheader without Thomas

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on April 24, 2013 at 8:36 p.m.

Ever since sophomore pitcher Bailey Erwin announced her intent to transfer on March 4, the story of the Missouri softball team has centered around depth in the pitcher’s circle. With two-time All-American senior pitcher Chelsea Thomas needing rest, coach Ehren Earleywine needed to rely on inexperienced senior pitchers Nicole ...

Sports Blog: Hudson uses bat to give Missouri first series win since March

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on April 21, 2013 at 5:29 p.m.

Senior designated hitter Nicole Hudson’s two home runs accounted for all of Missouri’s scoring Sunday afternoon as the visiting Tigers beat Louisiana State 3-2 in Baton Rouge, La. The win marked Missouri’s first Southeastern Conference series win since March. Missouri (28-7, 11-6 SEC) trailed LSU (37-11, 12-6 ...

Sports Blog: The Tigers lose 8-0 to LSU, committing five fielding errors

Posted to Sports Blog by Joyce Peng on April 21, 2013 at 5:13 p.m.

The No. 12 Tigers (25-7) lost 8-0 in a five-inning match against No. 11 Louisiana State (37-10) at University Field on Saturday. The Tigers had five fielding errors that helped LSU score runs. In the bottom of the first inning, LSU scored four runs on three Mizzou fielding errors. Singles ...

Sports Blog: Thomas gets win No. 103, beating LSU 6-1

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on April 20, 2013 at 1:48 p.m.

Senior pitcher Chelsea Thomas pulled herself from Sunday’s loss after the third inning due to fatigue. On Tuesday Thomas said she’d be ready to pitch on Friday against Louisiana State. She was right, striking out 13 batters and giving up just two hits in Missouri’s 6-1 win ...

With Thomas limited, Hudson to pitch Saturday games

In Print: With Thomas limited, Hudson to pitch Saturday games

By Matt Muenzberg | April 19, 2013

Senior pitcher Chelsea Thomas pulled herself out of Sunday’s game due to fatigue.

Sports Blog: Kingsley out for the season with an injury

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on April 15, 2013 at 8:18 p.m.

Sophomore left fielder Kayla Kingsley injured her right knee in Missouri’s 11-10 loss to Arkansas Sunday and will miss the remainder of the season, coach Ehren Earleywine said Monday after Kingsley underwent an MRI in the morning. “It was confirmed Monday evening that Kayla Kingsley suffered a significant knee ...

Softball loses 4-1 to Arkansas in extra innings

By Joyce Peng | April 14, 2013

The two teams were tied 1-1 until the 11th inning.

Roth sends Tigers over mercy rule, beats Arkansas 9-0

By Matt Muenzberg | April 12, 2013

Senior Chelsea Thomas threw 59 pitches in four innings.

Missouri softball left with limited pitching options

By Matt Muenzberg | April 12, 2013

With Bailey Erwin gone, the only substitute for Chelsea Thomas is senior Nicole Hudson.

No. 6 softball drops first series of the season

In Print: No. 6 softball drops first series of the season

By Matt Muenzberg | April 9, 2013

Chelsea Thomas’ performance fluctuated, giving up loses on Friday and Sunday.

Sports Blog: Softball gives up first series of the season, losing 2-1 to Alabama

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on April 7, 2013 at 4:57 p.m.

Senior pitcher Chelsea Thomas delivered the worst pitching performance of her career as Alabama beat Missouri 14-6 Sunday afternoon in Tuscaloosa, Ala., giving the Crimson Tide a 2-1 series win. Thomas gave up 11 earned runs in 5 and 2/3 innings pitched, the most runs she’s ever given ...

Sports Blog: No. 6 Tigers stunned by No. 7 Alabama 4-1

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on April 6, 2013 at 3:22 p.m.

After a historical stretch by both the offense and senior pitcher Chelsea Thomas, No. 6 Missouri saw less than stellar performances from both on Friday night. The Tigers recorded just five hits and Thomas gave up four runs in a 4-1-road loss to No. 7 Alabama. The two runs Thomas ...

Tiger hitters catching fire

In Print: Tiger hitters catching fire

By Matt Muenzberg | April 5, 2013

Ever since coach Ehren Earleywine called out his team, the Tigers are now second nationally in runs per game.

Sports Blog: No. 7 Tigers shutout Missouri State twice

Posted to Sports Blog by Joyce Peng on April 4, 2013 at 8:18 p.m.

No. 7 Mizzou Tigers (22-2) shut out the Missouri State Bears (14-18) in the Wednesday doubleheader in Killian Stadium with final scores of 12-0 and 7-0. Offensive was strong for the Tigers, with the team combining seven home runs over the two games. Senior redshirt pitcher Chelsea Thomas (13-1) also ...

No. 6 Missouri Tigers dominate South Carolina Gamecocks in weekend series

In Print: No. 6 Missouri Tigers dominate South Carolina Gamecocks in weekend series

By Joyce Peng | April 2, 2013

Randazzo produced three home runs, one double and nine RBI in Saturday's doubleheader.

Sports Blog: Softball wins by mercy rule twice against South Carolina

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on March 31, 2013 at 5:42 p.m.

This is becoming a trend. No. 6 Missouri won its fifth and sixth straight games by mercy rule Saturday night at University Field, defeating South Carolina 12-3 and 8-0, both in five innings. Of the Tigers 20 wins, 10 have come from being up by eight or more after the ...

Missouri responds to criticism, sweeps Ole Miss

In Print: Missouri responds to criticism, sweeps Ole Miss

By Matt Muenzberg | March 19, 2013

Chelsea Thomas, Nicole Hudson and Lindsey Muller combined for two no-hitters.

Sports Blog: The Tigers shut out Ole Miss 11-0 in first SEC away series

Posted to Sports Blog by Joyce Peng on March 15, 2013 at 9:47 p.m.

In their first Southeastern Conference away series against the Ole Miss Rebels (18-13), the No. 8 Missouri Tigers (13-2) dominated the first game 11-0 over the Rebels Friday at the Ole Miss Softball Complex. Sophomore third baseman Angela Randazzo led the team with 4 RBIs, while senior pitcher Nicole Hudson ...

In Print: Softball sweeps Evansville, but Earleywine not happy

By Matt Muenzberg | March 15, 2013

Coach Ehren Earleywine earned his 300th career win as Missouri’s coach.

Sports Blog: No. 5 Tigers lose 11-3 against Texas A&M

Posted to Sports Blog by Joyce Peng on March 10, 2013 at 11:18 a.m.

The No. 5 Tigers (10-2) could not catch up with the No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies (23-2) in an 11-3 loss on Saturday at University Field. Redshirt senior pitcher Chelsea Thomas pitched five innings, giving up seven hits and five earned runs. Senior third baseman/outfielder Nicole Hudson replaced ...

Sports Blog: Roth walks off with two-run home run to help Tigers win over Texas A&M

Posted to Sports Blog by Joyce Peng on March 10, 2013 at 10:33 a.m.

In their first Southeastern Conference home opener against the No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies, the Missouri Tigers saw a pitching duel and a walk off two-run home run. The No. 5 Tigers won 2-0 against the Aggies on Friday at University Field for their first win in SEC play ...

Tigers play 3-game series in SEC opener against Texas A&M

In Print: Tigers play 3-game series in SEC opener against Texas A&M

By Joyce Peng | March 8, 2013

Coach Earleywine described the No. 5 Tigers and the No. 7 Aggies as evenly matched.

Bailey Erwin leaves Missouri softball

By Matt Muenzberg | March 4, 2013

The sophomore pitcher announced Monday she would be transferring from MU.

Sports Blog: Tigers softball beats No. 5 Florida in extra innings 4-3

Posted to Sports Blog by Joyce Peng on Feb. 23, 2013 at 12:02 p.m.

Senior third baseman Nicole Hudson walked off with the winning run in a twelve-inning battle Friday in which the No. 7 Missouri Tigers won 4-3 against the No. 5 Florida Gators. This game was the third of five games in the Mary Nutter Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. The Tigers ...

Sports Blog: Softball improves to 7-0, beats Maryland and San Diego State

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:57 p.m.

Missouri used its bats as well as its arms to win two games against 2012 NCAA tournament teams Thursday, improving to 7-0 in the process. In the first game, the Tigers routed Maryland 13-1 in five innings. Missouri followed that up with a 2-1 win over San Diego State due ...

Sports Blog: Hudson named SEC Player of the Week, Thomas named SEC Pitcher of the Week

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:43 p.m.

Missouri made its presence felt in its’ first week in the Southeastern Conference. Senior Nicole Hudson won SEC Player of the Week and senior Chelsea Thomas won SEC Pitcher of the week as Missouri swept the UC Santa Barbara Gaucho Classic. Hudson brought her bat to Southern California, going 7-for-12 ...

Sports Blog: Tigers softball finishing 5-0 in UCSB’s Gaucho Classic

Posted to Sports Blog by Joyce Peng on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:18 a.m.

The No. 8/7 Mizzou softball team had 14 hits in their 12-1 win over the USCB Gauchos on Sunday to wrap up the UCSB’s Gaucho Classic at Campus Diamond. They progressed to 5-0 with the win. The action began for the Tigers in the top third inning, when ...

Sports Blog: Hudson pitches complete game, Tigers improve to 4-0

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Feb. 16, 2013 at 6:59 p.m.

Senior Nicole Hudson did it all for Missouri on Saturday afternoon, pitching a five-inning complete game while adding two home runs on the day as the Tigers improved to 4-0 with wins over Fresno State and San Diego. Hudson pitched all five innings in Missouri’s 11-3 win over Fresno ...

Sports Blog: Tigers softball 2-0 to start off 2013 season at UCSB’s Gaucho Classic

Posted to Sports Blog by Joyce Peng on Feb. 16, 2013 at 12:05 p.m.

The No. 8/7 Mizzou softball team started off the 2013 season 2-0 at the UCSB’s Gaucho Classic at Campus Diamond in Santa Barbara, Calif. on Friday. The Tigers beat the Santa Barbara Gauchos 11-3 to begin the two-game competition, and ended the day winning 4-0 over the Fresno ...

Softball opens season in Santa Barbara

By Matt Muenzberg | Feb. 15, 2013

Coach Ehren Earleywine said he's sick of the schoolwide obsession with the SEC

Sports Blog: Black beats Gold 5-1 in softball exhibition

Posted to Sports Blog by Joyce Peng on Feb. 10, 2013 at 10:00 p.m.

The Missouri softball team played their Black and Gold game Saturday at University Field, with the Black team beating the Gold team 5-1. The Black team scored first when senior first baseman Lindsey Muller hit a two-run homerun off of sophomore pitcher Bailey Erwin in the bottom of the second ...

Sports Blog: Missouri extends Alden through 2019

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Aug. 30, 2012 at 10:34 a.m.

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announced the extension of Athletic Director Mike Alden’s contract by two years through June 2019 on Thursday morning. “Mike has provided important leadership during a time of transition of conferences,” Deaton said in a news release of Alden, who has been at the helm of ...

Sports Blog: Missouri signee Crane named Gatorade Player of the Year

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on June 6, 2012 at 4:10 p.m.

Incoming freshman Emily Crane was selected as the state of Missouri’s Gatorade Softball Player of the Year Wednesday morning, as announced by Gatorade and ESPNHS. The award acknowledges athletic and academic achievements as well as exemplary character, recognizing “the nation's most outstanding high school talents throughout their journey ...

Genovese finds home in breakout freshman campaign

In Print: Genovese finds home in breakout freshman campaign

By Lindsey Davison | June 5, 2012

The Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year looks to brighten her team’s postseason hopes in years to come.

Sports Blog: Thomas, Fleming named NFCA All-Americans

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on May 30, 2012 at 9:50 p.m.

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) named redshirt junior pitcher Chelsea Thomas and senior pitcher Ashley Fleming All-Americans on Wednesday. Thomas was named a First Team All-American for the second straight season after boasting a 27-9 record and a 1.16 ERA in the 2012 season. Thomas was named the ...

Tigers' season ends in 3-1 upset to LSU

Tigers' season ends in 3-1 upset to LSU

By Matthew Flores | May 27, 2012

Missouri missed its chance at a fourth straight Women’s College World Series appearance.

Missouri eyes fourth straight Women's College World Series bid

By Matthew Flores | May 26, 2012

The Tigers will look to their offense to power them past LSU this weekend in the Columbia Super Regional.

Tigers feel the heat in 6-1 loss to LSU

Tigers feel the heat in 6-1 loss to LSU

By Matthew Flores | May 26, 2012

Redshirt junior ace Chelsea Thomas struggled as her team dropped the super regional opener.

Missouri takes fifth straight regional crown with 2-1 victory

Missouri takes fifth straight regional crown with 2-1 victory

By Matthew Flores | May 20, 2012

The Tigers will host next weekend's super regional and future Southeastern Conference foe LSU.

Fleming's walk-off blast gives Missouri 1-0 win over DePaul

By Matthew Flores | May 19, 2012

Senior right fielder Ashley Fleming hit a home run in extra innings, earning her team a place in Sunday's regional championship

Tigers topple Redbirds 6-0 in NCAA regional opener

By Matthew Flores | May 18, 2012

The outcome allowed coach Ehren Earleywine to express confidence heading into Saturday's game against DePaul.

Sports Blog: Missouri softball rakes in Big 12 yearly awards

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on May 15, 2012 at 3:53 p.m.

The No. 9 Missouri softball team (43-12, 17-7 Big 12 Conference) took home several Big 12 yearly awards on Tuesday afternoon, with redshirt junior pitcher Chelsea Thomas winning Pitcher of the Year and freshman infielder Corrin Genovese awarded Defensive Player of the Year. Thomas was named the conference’s Pitcher ...

Sports Blog: Thomas earns season's final Big 12 Pitcher of the Week

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on May 15, 2012 at 12:37 p.m.

Redshirt junior pitcher Chelsea Thomas took home the final Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week award for the 2012 season, as announced Monday. The designation is her fourth this year and 12th of her career. Thomas appeared in all three games of the Oklahoma State series at University Field ...

Sports Blog: Missouri to host NCAA Regional as No. 9 overall seed

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on May 13, 2012 at 10:51 p.m.

Following an afternoon in which the No. 9 Missouri softball team locked up second place in the Big 12 Conference with a walk off-deciding 1-0 victory that swept Oklahoma State in Columbia, the Tigers earned the No. 9 overall seed in the 64-team NCAA Tournament. The seeding, unveiled on ESPNU ...

Sports Blog: Missouri secures second place in Big 12 with Oklahoma State sweep

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on May 13, 2012 at 10:03 p.m.

The No. 9 Missouri softball team (43-12, 17-7 Big 12 Conference) won a 1-0 game in walk off fashion against the Oklahoma State Cowgirls on Sunday afternoon at University Field, securing the Tigers’ final regular season home series and second place in the Big 12 standings. Redshirt junior pitcher Chelsea ...

Sports Blog: Missouri looks to clinch second place in Big 12 with Oklahoma State sweep

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on May 13, 2012 at 1:20 a.m.

The No. 9 Missouri softball team (42-12, 16-7 Big 12 Conference) defeated Oklahoma State 5-3 in game two of the series at University Field on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers jumped out to an early lead in the second inning when junior designated player Lindsey Muller was hit by a pitch ...

Sports Blog: Missouri takes Oregon series

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on May 5, 2012 at 11:00 p.m.

The No. 9 Missouri softball team (40-12, 14-7 Big 12 Conference) split a double-header on Saturday against No. 12 Oregon in Eugene, Ore., losing the first game 8-3 and winning the second game 7-3. In the first game, both the Tigers and Ducks remained scoreless through the first two innings ...

Sports Blog: Missouri outduels Oregon in 5-4 thriller

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on May 4, 2012 at 12:06 a.m.

The No. 9 Missouri softball team (39-11, 14-7 Big 12 Conference) defeated the No. 12 Oregon Ducks 5-4 in a dramatic Friday night game in Eugene, Or. Redshirt junior pitcher Chelsea Thomas earned her 20th win on the season while issuing five walks, seven hits, three strikeouts, and allowing three ...

Sports Blog: Missouri holds on for 6-5 win to sweep Iowa State

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on April 29, 2012 at 3:32 a.m.

Freshman pitcher Bailey Erwin earned her sixth win of the season in her first career Big 12 Conference start Sunday afternoon in Ames, Iowa, after the No. 10 Tigers (37-10, 14-7 Big 12) defeated Iowa State (14-33, 2-16 Big 12) in a 6-5 win to sweep the Cyclones. Sophomore center ...

Sports Blog: Missouri run-rules Iowa State 9-0

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on April 28, 2012 at 4:07 p.m.

Missouri freshman first baseman Kelsea Roth wasted no time offensively Saturday afternoon, as she belted a grand slam in the top of the first inning of the No. 10 Tigers’ 8-0 run rule win at Iowa State. Sophomore center fielder Mackenzie Sykes started the game with a single before junior ...

Sports Blog: Quartet of home runs pushes Missouri past Iowa State, 9-0

Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Flores on April 27, 2012 at 7:10 p.m.

The No. 10 Missouri Tigers blasted their way to a Big 12 Conference victory with a 9-0 run rule win over the Iowa State Cyclones (14-31, 2-14 Big 12) on Friday in Ames, Iowa. Junior catcher Jenna Marston, senior right fielder Ashley Fleming and freshman first baseman Kelsea Roth each ...

Missouri’s Sykes emerges as both player, personality

In Print: Missouri’s Sykes emerges as both player, personality

By Lindsey Davison | April 27, 2012

Coach Ehren Earlywine praised Sykes’ commitment while coming off the bench.

Sports Blog: Missouri drops game, series to Oklahoma

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on April 22, 2012 at 5:41 p.m.

The No. 10 Missouri softball team dropped its final game at No. 5 Oklahoma on Sunday afternoon in Norman, Okla., in a 2-1 pitching duel that earned the Sooners the series. Oklahoma scored first for the third consecutive game when outfielder Destinee Martinez singled and stole a base before pitcher ...

Sports Blog: Missouri softball strikes back with 4-2 extra-inning win at Oklahoma

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on April 21, 2012 at 4:50 p.m.

The No. 10 Missouri softball team has gone into extra innings five times this season, and for the second time, they came out on top, defeating the No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners 4-2 in Norman, Okla., in eight innings. In the bottom of the first inning, the Sooners jumped out to ...

Sports Blog: Missouri softball falls 2-1 to Oklahoma in extras

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on April 20, 2012 at 11:35 p.m.

The No. 10 Missouri softball team fell to No. 5 Oklahoma 2-1 in an extra-inning battle Friday in Norman, Okla. The game started off quietly offensively for both teams, as Missouri redshirt junior pitcher Chelsea Thomas and Oklahoma junior hurler Keilani Ricketts each recorded strikeouts in the first inning. Both ...

Missouri, Oklahoma prep for Big 12 showdown

In Print: Missouri, Oklahoma prep for Big 12 showdown

By Matthew Flores | April 20, 2012

Missouri ace Chelsea Thomas and Oklahoma ace Keilani Ricketts highlight a premier Big 12 matchup.

Hudson, Missouri blast Western Illinois 8-0

Hudson, Missouri blast Western Illinois 8-0

By Matthew Flores | April 18, 2012

Nicole Hudson's three-run home run placed the finishing touches on Missouri's victory Wednesday at University Field.

Sports Blog: Tigers split doubleheader with Red Raiders

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on April 14, 2012 at 10:00 p.m.

The Missouri softball team split a rainy double-header with Texas Tech on Saturday at University Field to advanced to 10-5 in Big 12 Conference play and 32-8 overall. The Tigers lost the first game 5-4 but rebounded to claim a 4-1 eight-inning victory in game two. In the first game ...

Tiger bats slump in 2-0 loss to Texas Tech

By Matthew Flores | April 13, 2012

The defeat ended the Tigers' 22-game winning streak at University Field.

Fleming’s growth peaks with USA Player of the Week award

In Print: Fleming’s growth peaks with USA Player of the Week award

By Matthew Flores | April 13, 2012

Fleming was awarded the USA Softball and Big 12 Player of the Week.

Sports Blog: Missouri tops Northern Illinois 3-1 for 22nd straight home win

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on April 11, 2012 at 7:41 p.m.

The No. 9 Missouri softball team defeated Northern Iowa 3-1 on Wednesday to extend its winning steak at University Field to 22 games. The Panthers took an early lead in the top of the first with a home run by senior designated player Laura Turner, scoring Northern Iowa’s single ...

Sports Blog: Thomas blanks Longhorns as Missouri claims 2-0 victory

Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Flores on April 7, 2012 at 4:22 p.m.

The No. 11 Missouri softball team clinched the series victory against the No. 3 Texas Longhorns on Saturday with a 2-0 victory. The Tigers are now 30-6 and 9-3 in Big 12 Conference play. Redshirt junior pitcher Chelsea Thomas led the way for Missouri, throwing a complete-game shutout and improving ...

Sports Blog: Missouri softball tops Texas 11-4

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on April 6, 2012 at 10:58 p.m.

The No. 11 Missouri softball team swung passed No. 3 Texas on Friday to win game two of a Big 12 Conference series 11-4 in Austin, Texas. The Tigers (29-6, 8-3 Big 12) jumped on the Longhorns early with an Ashtin Stephens single, followed by a double by senior right ...

Sports Blog: Texas downs Missouri softball 9-5

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on April 5, 2012 at 10:53 p.m.

The No. 11 Missouri softball team suffered a 9-5 loss to No. 3 Texas on Thursday night in Austin, Texas, after a late rally by the Longhorns clenched the win. Both teams were three-up, three-down in the first two innings, showing little signs of life at the plate as Missouri ...

Sports Blog: Chelsea Thomas takes home 10th career Big 12 Pitcher of the Week award

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on April 3, 2012 at 8:48 p.m.

Redshirt junior pitcher Chelsea Thomas clutched her 10th career Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week award this week, the league announced Tuesday. Thomas split the honor with Oklahoma's Kellani Ricketts. Thomas is now the second pitcher in league history to win the award 10 or more times. Thomas ...

In Print: Tigers roll to sweep of Baylor behind Thomas, Roth

By Joe Trezza | April 3, 2012

Thomas tossed her eighth shutout in a 7-0 victory Sunday.

Sports Blog: Heart of Missouri CASA to host sixth annual Mizzou Baseball and Softball Clinic

Posted to Sports Blog by Brandon Grammer on April 2, 2012 at 10:12 p.m.

The Heart of Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocates will present the sixth annual Mizzou Baseball and Softball Clinic for children ages 5 to 12 on April 9 and April 16. Children will take to the field with the MU softball and baseball teams to sharpen their skills in pitching, hitting ...

Sports Blog: Tigers sweep Bears with 7-0 victory

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on April 1, 2012 at 10:04 p.m.

The Missouri softball team powered through another home game Sunday at University Field, defeating Baylor 7-0 to sweep the Bears and continue their 21-game home winning streak. Redshirt junior Chelsea Thomas started off a little shaky in the first, putting the Bears' runners in scoring position with a two-out single ...

Tigers route Bears to claim series sweep

By Joe Trezza | April 1, 2012

Missouri improved its home winning streak to 21 with the victory Sunday.

Sports Blog: Tigers win 20th straight home game with 4-2 victory over Baylor

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on March 31, 2012 at 9:00 p.m.

The Missouri softball team defeated Baylor 4-2 in familiar fashion Saturday afternoon at University Field. A grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning by junior left fielder Nicole Hudson saved Missouri’s home winning streak, which is now at 20. Missouri (27-5, 6-2 Big 12 Conference) used all ...

Sports Blog: Missouri blasts past Baylor 6-1

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on March 30, 2012 at 9:45 p.m.

A towering grand slam by junior designated player Lindsey Muller lifted the No. 12 Missouri softball team over No. 17 Baylor 6-1 on Friday night at University Field, advancing the Tigers to 26-5 on the season and 5-2 in Big 12 Conference play. Redshirt junior pitcher Chelsea Thomas struck out ...

Sports Blog: Missouri sweeps Evansville to improve to 25-5

Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Flores on March 28, 2012 at 11:39 p.m.

The No. 12 Missouri softball team advanced to 25-5 this season after taking both sets of a doubleheader against non-conference foe Evansville on Wednesday at University Field. The Tigers won the first game 4-2 and dominated the Purple Aces 7-0 in the second match. Evansville struck first in game one ...

Sports Blog: Missouri softball falls to Texas A&M in extra innings

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on March 25, 2012 at 3:21 p.m.

The No. 10 Missouri softball team dropped its second game of the weekend to No. 19 Texas A&M in a 1-0 extra-innings loss Sunday in College Station, Texas. Missouri redshirt junior pitcher Chelsea Thomas struck out nine, throwing a no-hitter into the eighth inning. In the top of the ...

Sports Blog: Missouri softball bounces back with 6-5 victory over Texas A&M

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on March 24, 2012 at 8:16 p.m.

After losing its first Big 12 Conference game, the No. 10 Missouri softball team defeated No. 19 Texas A&M 6-5 on Saturday in College Station, Texas. Junior catcher Jenna Marston drew a walk in the top of the first before freshman first baseman Kelsea Roth doubled to bring her ...

Sports Blog: Texas A&M snaps Missouri shutout, win streaks

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on March 23, 2012 at 9:00 p.m.

Missouri softball saw its 17-game winning streak snapped by No. 19 Texas A&M in a 2-1 loss Friday in College Station, Texas. The No. 10 Tigers were three-up, three-down in the top of the first inning. Texas A&M infielder Mel Dumezich then roped a two-run home run to ...

Missouri sweeps doubleheader over Iowa, extends shutout streak to nine

By Matthew Flores | March 21, 2012

The Tigers defeated the Hawkeyes 8-0 and 2-0 on Wednesday at University Field.

In Print: Missouri freshmen provide fresh power

By Lindsey Davison | March 20, 2012

Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine gave freshman pinch hitter Kelsi Jones the scorecard to put in her scrapbook after the Tigers’ game against the Kansas Jayhawks on Friday at University Field. Earlier Friday night, Jones had belted her third home run of the year, a three-run walk-off in the fifth ...

Tigers win both sets of doubleheader

Tigers win both sets of doubleheader

By Matthew Flores | March 18, 2012

The Tigers recorded their sixth straight shutout with the doubleheader victory.

Missouri softball ends Kansas' 20-game win streak

By Lindsey Davison | March 16, 2012

The game marked the start of Big 12 Conference play for the Tigers.

Sports Blog: Missouri softball downs future SEC opponent Arkansas 4-0

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on March 14, 2012 at 5:29 p.m.

The Missouri softball team beat the Arkansas Razorbacks 4-0 in Fayetteville, Ark., on Wednesday. In the top of the first, junior catcher Jenna Marston reached on a fielder’s choice before senior center fielder Ashley Fleming hit a single off Arkansas pitcher Ciara Clampitt. Junior left fielder Nicole Hudson then ...

Tigers, rain dominate at Devine Fieldhouse

In Print: Tigers, rain dominate at Devine Fieldhouse

By Joe Trezza | March 13, 2012

The Tigers had to adjust their game inside Devine Fieldhouse on Sunday.

Tigers complete perfect opener weekend with another sweep

By Joe Trezza | March 11, 2012

Missouri improved to 16-3 with victories over Alcorn State and Boise State on Sunday.

Sports Blog: Missouri softball sweeps Alcorn State, Boise State for second day

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on March 10, 2012 at 5:59 p.m.

Saturday presented a day of celebration for Missouri softball coach Ehren Earlywine and the Missouri softball team. The Tigers gave Earlywine his 400th career victory, sweeping a doubleheader in the DeMarini Invitational with Alcorn State and Boise State at University Field. The Tigers (14-3) defeated Alcorn State 9-1 before blanking ...

Missouri softball outscores opponents 22-1 to sweep doubleheader

By Matthew Fairburn | March 9, 2012

Missouri opened its home season with a 14-1 victory over Alcorn State and an 8-0 win over Boise State on Friday.

In Print: Home opener offers welcomed relief for tired Tigers

By Matthew Flores | March 9, 2012

Missouri plays its first home games this weekend in the DeMarini Invitational.

Sports Blog: Missouri softball sweeps another pair to improve to 10-3

Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Flores on March 4, 2012 at 10:05 p.m.

The No. 13 Missouri softball team extended its winning streak to five games after sweeping its way through the 2012 Missouri Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament with a pair of wins Sunday. The Tigers (10-3) cruised to a 3-1 win over Missouri State to open the day and crushed UM-Kansas City ...

Sports Blog: Missouri softball wins two to improve to 8-3

Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Flores on March 3, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

The No. 13 Missouri softball team began the Missouri Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament with a bang by defeating Saint Louis 10-0 and Southeast Missouri State 9-0. Both victories ended with a run rule after the fifth inning. Missouri is now 8-3 on the year. Redshirt junior pitcher Chelsea Thomas pitched ...

In Print: Erwin steps up despite freshman nerves

By Matthew Flores | March 2, 2012

Claremore, Okla., native Bailey Erwin shut out UC-Davis in a five-inning game Saturday.

Sports Blog: Thomas, Roth sweep Big 12 weekly softball awards

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on Feb. 28, 2012 at 5:49 p.m.

The Missouri softball team made a clean sweep of the Big 12 Conference awards this week. Freshman first baseman Kelsea Roth was named the Big 12 Player of the Week for the first time in her career, and redshirt junior pitcher Chelsea Thomas received her ninth career Big 12 Pitcher ...

Sports Blog: Missouri softball splits pair to close out Cathedral City Classic

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on Feb. 26, 2012 at 6:29 p.m.

Sunday didn’t start well for the No. 11 Missouri softball team, as the Tigers suffered their third loss on the season and second loss at the Cathedral City Classic with a 7-1 defeat to Northwestern in Palm Springs, Calif. The Tigers rebounded with a 7-5 victory over No. 7 ...

Sports Blog: Missouri softball falls to Nebraska, tops No. 5 Washington

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on Feb. 25, 2012 at 10:18 p.m.

The No. 11 Missouri softball team suffered its second loss of the season to No. 22 Nebraska 6-4, but rebounded by defeating No. 5 Washington 2-0 on Saturday at the Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. Senior right-hander Kristin Nottelmann took the mound for the Tigers (5-2) in the ...

Sports Blog: Missouri run rules UC-Davis in Cathedral City Classic opener

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on Feb. 25, 2012 at 12:53 a.m.

The Missouri softball team didn’t waste any time getting on the board in its first game of the Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. Freshman first baseman Kelsey Roth blasted an opposite field two-run homerun for her first collegiate hit in the first inning to get the Tigers ...

Sports Blog: Tiger softball blasts past Eastern Tennessee State 9-3

Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Flores on Feb. 19, 2012 at 3:07 p.m.

Thanks to a trio of long balls, the No. 5 Missouri softball team cruised to a 9-3 win over East Tennessee State on Sunday, wrapping up its first tournament of the season. The Tigers open up the year with a 3-1 record after the win, the final game of the ...

Sports Blog: Eastern Kentucky deals first loss to Missouri softball

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on Feb. 18, 2012 at 4:34 p.m.

After notching its first pair of wins on the season Friday night, Missouri softball suffered its first loss Saturday morning against Eastern Kentucky in 10 innings. The Tigers led in the first when senior first baseman Ashley Fleming belted an RBI double, causing junior shortstop Jenna Marston to score. Marston ...

Sports Blog: No. 5 Tigers open softball season win wins over Ball State, Troy

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on Feb. 17, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

The No. 5 Missouri softball team kicked off the 2012 campaign with a pair of wins Friday at the Quality Inn Classic in Troy, Ala. The Tigers first topped the Ball State Cardinals 3-2 before edging the host Troy Trojans by a 4-0 score. The Tigers rode senior pitcher Kristin ...

With new faces, Tigers aim for familiar places

In Print: With new faces, Tigers aim for familiar places

By Ian Frazer | Feb. 17, 2012

The Tigers look to star power and a rich freshman class to return to familiar ground at the Women's College World Series.

Black and Gold scrimmage provides first look at Missouri softball

Black and Gold scrimmage provides first look at Missouri softball

By Ian Frazer | Feb. 11, 2012

The Black team won 8-0 in a game in which coach Ehren Earlywhine felt conflicted from the onset.

Sports Blog: Thomas, Fleming named to softball Player of the Year watch list

Posted to Sports Blog by Joe Trezza on Feb. 1, 2012 at 1:20 p.m.

Standout junior pitcher Chelsea Thomas and senior outfielder Ashley Fleming of the No. 5 Missouri softball team have been selected to the USA Softball’s Collegiate Player of the Year Top-50 Watch List, as announced Wednesday by the Amateur Softball Association. Thomas was dominant on the hill for the Tigers ...

Sports Blog: Tiger softball ranked No. 5 in ESPN preseason poll

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on Jan. 24, 2012 at 11:05 a.m.

After being tabbed the favorite in the Big 12 Conference by the league's coaches poll, the Missouri softball team received a No. 5 ranking in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Division I Top 25 Tuesday. The Tigers were also tabbed No. 6 in the NFCA/USA Today preseason poll ...

Sports Blog: Thomas, Taylor named to Women's National Team for second year

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on Jan. 11, 2012 at 6:49 p.m.

Missouri redshirt junior pitcher Chelsea Thomas and former Tigers outfielder Rhea Taylor were named to the USA Softball Women’s National Team for the second straight year when the Amateur Softball Association announced 12 members of its 2012 squad Wednesday. Five roster spots remain, and so far 11 other athletes ...

Youth movement consumes dominant Missouri softball program

In Print: Youth movement consumes dominant Missouri softball program

By Seth Boster | Sept. 27, 2011

Ten freshmen look to contribute to a steadily rising program.

Sports Blog: Taylor, Thomas making impact for Team USA softball

Posted to Sports Blog by Matthew Flores on July 23, 2011 at 5:49 p.m.

After only a handful of games at this year’s World Cup of Softball, a pair of Tigers are making their presence felt for Team USA. Former Missouri centerfielder Rhea Taylor hit a two-run triple and scored two runs in the team’s 7-2 victory against the Czech Republic. Taylor ...

Sports Blog: Tigers eliminated from Women's College World Series

Posted to Sports Blog by Pat Iversen on June 5, 2011 at 11:59 a.m.

A gutsy performance from Chelsea Thomas wasn't enough to keep Missouri's title hopes alive Saturday, as the Tigers fell to Baylor by a score of 1-0 in 13 innings. The loss eliminated Missouri (53-10) from the Women's College World Series mere hours after recording the program's ...

Banner weekend sends Missouri softball to Women's College World Series

In Print: Banner weekend sends Missouri softball to Women's College World Series

By Nate Atkins | June 1, 2011

The Tigers swept Washington in front of record crowds to reach the WCWS for the third straight year.

Sports Blog: Missouri softball advances to NCAA Super Regionals for fourth straight season

Posted to Sports Blog by Pat Iversen on May 22, 2011 at 5:52 p.m.

Missouri softball got two big wins over DePaul on Sunday to win the Columbia Regional tournament and advance to the NCAA Super Regional for the fourth time in as many years. The Tigers will host Washington in next week's NCAA Super Regional. The two victories improved Missouri's record ...

On Campus: Website uses softball team's success to raise funds for MU Children's Hospital

Posted to On Campus by Jimmy Hibsch on May 20, 2011 at 2:54 p.m.

Banking on the softball team's success, Rock M Nation is working to raise funds for the MU Children's Hospital through the "Tremendous Stubble 2.0" campaign. Using the Twitter hashtag #TremendousStubble, the group spent the last season trying to gain recognition for the team by growing beards. This ...

Sports Blog: Missouri softball claims outright Big 12 conference title

Posted to Sports Blog by Pat Iversen on May 15, 2011 at 4:31 p.m.

Destiny was out of its hands, but the No. 6 Missouri softball team got some outside help on Sunday to clinch sole possession of the Big 12 conference title for the first time in 14 years. After splitting a two-game series with Texas last weekend, Missouri needed to win its ...

Sports Blog: Missouri softball drops important series opener against Texas

Posted to Sports Blog by Pat Iversen on May 7, 2011 at 8:16 p.m.

A record-breaking crowd saw the demise of the nation’s best win streak Wednesday, as the No. 8 Missouri softball team lost to No. 3 Texas by a score of 2-0. The loss snapped a 35-game win streak at home for the Tigers, and came with a University Field record ...

MU softball's Thomas receives national team tryout

In Print: MU softball's Thomas receives national team tryout

By Pat Iversen | May 6, 2011

The sophomore pitcher will join teammate Rhea Taylor for tryouts in June.

Softball freshman Ruggeberg embraces opportunity

In Print: Softball freshman Ruggeberg embraces opportunity

By Pat Iversen | May 6, 2011

The Iowa native is third on the team with a .339 batting average, with four home runs and 37 hits in her freshman campaign.

Analysis: Nebraska softball says goodbye in final matchup

In Print: Analysis: Nebraska softball says goodbye in final matchup

By Pat Iversen | April 26, 2011

Missouri is 38-6 on the season and faces Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Wednesday.

In Print: Analysis: Tigers sweep Billikens behind offensive surge

By Pat Iversen | April 22, 2011

The Tigers square off against the Cornhuskers this weekend in the final Big 12 match up ever between the two teams.

Thomas brilliant in extra-inning victory over Oklahoma

In Print: Thomas brilliant in extra-inning victory over Oklahoma

By Pat Iversen | April 19, 2011

The redshirt sophomore threw 20 innings over two days and racked up 34 strikeouts en route to two victories.

Tigers win in walk-off fashion against Sooners

By Pat Iversen | April 16, 2011

Abby Vock hit her third home run of the season in the ninth inning for the walk-off victory.

In Print: Missouri’s Nottelmann embracing role

By Pat Iversen | April 15, 2011

The junior has taken a backseat to a healthy Chelsea Thomas, who was sidelined most of last season due to injury.

Analysis: Tiger softball sweeps Aggies

In Print: Analysis: Tiger softball sweeps Aggies

By Pat Iversen | April 12, 2011

The team improved to 32-5 and 7-1 in conference play with the two victories.

In Print: Taylor to play for USA Softball Women’s National Team

By Pat Iversen | April 8, 2011

The senior outfielder holds the record for all-time batting average and stolen bases in the Big 12.

In Print: Analysis: Tigers improve to 28-5

By Pat Iversen | April 5, 2011

The Tigers’ 24-game win streak was snapped, but the team still won four of six games against stiff competition.

Missouri defeats Minnesota for 19th straight victory

In Print: Missouri defeats Minnesota for 19th straight victory

By Pat Iversen | March 22, 2011

Missouri improved to 22-3 on the year and faces Kansas on Wednesday.

In Print: Softball extends win streak to 14 games with shutout of Southern Illinois

By Pat Iversen | March 21, 2011

Tiger pitching has allowed 0 runs in 10 out of the last 12 games.

Sports Blog: Tigers extend winning streak to 16 games

Posted to Sports Blog by Pat Iversen on March 19, 2011 at 2:32 p.m.

The No. 13 Missouri softball team began a busy weekend in winning fashion, defeating North Dakota State and Western Michigan in the opening games of the Wilson Classic on Friday at University Field. With the two wins, Missouri improved to 19-3 on the season and extended its winning streak to ...

Missouri takes down Illinois, Illinois State in doubleheader sweep

In Print: Missouri takes down Illinois, Illinois State in doubleheader sweep

By Pat Iversen | March 14, 2011

Missouri softball has won 11 straight games and is 14-3 on the season.

Softball run rules Razorbacks for ninth straight victory

In Print: Softball run rules Razorbacks for ninth straight victory

By Pat Iversen | March 11, 2011

Pitcher Chelsea Thomas allowed only two hits in four innings.

Sports Blog: Thomas perfect again as Tigers roll

Posted to Sports Blog by Pat Iversen on March 7, 2011 at 10:23 a.m.

Mere days after becoming the first Missouri softball pitcher in nine years to toss a perfect game, redshirt sophomore Chelsea Thomas reached perfection again Sunday. Thomas allowed no base runners over six innings of work in an 11-0 win over Missouri State in the Missouri Breast Cancer Awareness tournament. With ...

Thomas perfect as Missouri takes two from Drake

In Print: Thomas perfect as Missouri takes two from Drake

By Pat Iversen | March 4, 2011

The redshirt sophomore became the first Missouri pitcher since 1991 to throw a seven-inning perfect game.

Sports Blog: Missouri softball's Thomas throws perfect game against Drake

Posted to Sports Blog by Pat Iversen on March 2, 2011 at 5:25 p.m.

Sophomore Chelsea Thomas made her long-awaited return in front of the home fans a special one, throwing a perfect game against Drake University in the home opener for the Missouri softball team Wednesday afternoon. In only her third start since returning from a stress fracture that kept her out for ...

In Print: Missouri softball struggles in San Diego

By Pat Iversen | Feb. 25, 2011

The Tigers fell to both Fresno State and California while battling rainy conditions.

In Print: Missouri softball opens season with Black and Gold exhibition

By Pat Iversen | Feb. 15, 2011

The ace of the team's pitching rotation missed much of last season due to injury.

In Print: Tiger softball stays unbeaten in fall with two wins Saturday

By Steve Cassidy | Oct. 19, 2010

The Tigers open the regular season February 18 in the San Diego Classic.

Missouri softball takes two, improves to 6-0 in fall season

In Print: Missouri softball takes two, improves to 6-0 in fall season

By Steve Cassidy | Oct. 12, 2010

The Tigers will close out their fall schedule with two games on Saturday.

In Print: Tigers sweep doubleheader Saturday, now 4-0 in fall season

By Steve Cassidy | Oct. 5, 2010

The Tigers saw the return of junior pitcher Kristin Nottelmann, who was sidelined with a hand injury late last season.

Missouri softball opens up fall season with sweep

In Print: Missouri softball opens up fall season with sweep

By Steve Cassidy | Oct. 1, 2010

The Tigers are coming off two straight College World Series appearances.

Sports Blog: Marston leading Team USA's quest for gold

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on Aug. 19, 2010 at 2:31 p.m.

Missouri sophomore Jenna Marston has been dominant in her first five games at the IBAF Women’s Baseball World Cup. As one of only 20 players representing the USA, Marston has been a nightmare for opposing pitchers, leading the team with a .773 batting average and four doubles. Marston has ...

Sports Blog: Tigers eliminated from WCWS

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on June 5, 2010 at 6:41 p.m.

The Tiger softball team was eliminated from the Women’s College World Series on Saturday, falling to Florida 5-0. The loss marked the end of the season for the Tigers. Sophomore Kristin Nottelmann took the final loss, surrendering three runs on three hits in five innings pitched. Nottelmann, who led ...

Sports Blog: Tiger softball's Taylor earns All-American accolades

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on June 2, 2010 at 9:59 p.m.

Junior outfielder Rhea Taylor has been selected as a Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division 1 All-American. Taylor, who enters the Women’s College World Series batting a Missouri record .442 with seven home runs and 47 stolen bases, was given third team honors after being selected to the second team in ...

Tigers advance to Women’s College World Series

In Print: Tigers advance to Women’s College World Series

By Zach Mink | June 2, 2010

The Tigers will advance to the WCWS for the second straight year.

Sports Blog: Tiger softball takes game one of NCAA Super Regional

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on May 29, 2010 at 10:59 p.m.

The Missouri Tigers softball team took the first game of the NCAA Super Regional today, defeating Oregon 1-0. Sophomore pitcher Kristin Nottelmann continued to excel for the Tigers, who moved within one victory of advancing to the Women’s College World Series. Nottelmann threw her third straight complete game, shutting ...

Marston's baseball past helps softball future

In Print: Marston's baseball past helps softball future

By Zach Mink | May 7, 2010

She earned honors in both baseball and softball in high school.

Missouri softball sweeps Baylor

In Print: Missouri softball sweeps Baylor

By Zach Mink | May 4, 2010

Pitchers Hainey and Muller shut down the Bears.

Analysis: Softball prepares for postseason

In Print: Analysis: Softball prepares for postseason

By Zach Mink | May 4, 2010

The Tigers averaged 10 runs a game in the weekend sweep of Baylor.

Sports Blog: Tiger softball bests the Bears

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on May 1, 2010 at 10:06 p.m.

The No. 10 Tigers secured their 40th win of the season in a 9-2 victory over Baylor on Saturday. The Tigers have gone four straight years with 40 or more wins. Baylor got on the board first with a two-run homer in the second inning off senior pitcher Jana Hainey ...

Tigers slip past upset Eagles

In Print: Tigers slip past upset Eagles

By Zach Mink | April 30, 2010

Despite victory, coach Earleywine was frustrated with teams' performance.

Taylor leads Missouri as postseason play draws near

In Print: Taylor leads Missouri as postseason play draws near

By Zach Mink | April 30, 2010

The junior leads MU with a .461 batting average and humble attitude.

In Print: Sports shorts

By Ben Kupiszewski , Sean Leahy and Zach Mink | April 27, 2010

Gymnastics After qualifying for two events in Thursday night's semifinal, Missouri senior Sarah Shire finished within the top five in vault and floor exercise during the NCAA Championships in Gainesville, Fla. On vault, each competitor executed two different vaults for six judges, and the average of the tabulated scores ...

Missouri softball defeats Central Methodist

In Print: Missouri softball defeats Central Methodist

By Zach Mink | April 23, 2010

The Tigers overcame a slow start to score the win.

Sports Blog: MU softball has a couple of firsts in double-header sweep

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on April 21, 2010 at 10:16 p.m.

Senior infielder Michaele Vock hit her first career home run and sophomore pitcher Kristin Nottelmann threw her first career no-hitter as the Tigers (34-8, 5-5 Big 12) earned a split-doubleheader sweep over Evansville and Missouri S&T. Vock put the finishing touches on a huge fifth inning with a two-run ...

Missouri softball takes two from Texas Tech

In Print: Missouri softball takes two from Texas Tech

By Zach Mink | April 20, 2010

Senior pitcher Jana Hainey held the Red Raiders at bay.

Sports shorts

In Print: Sports shorts

By John Montesantos and Zach Mink | April 16, 2010

Softball recuperates from weekend sweep The Tigers bounced back from a weekend sweep at Texas with a 3-0 record against Southern Illinois and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville this week. Missouri's bats came to life against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in game one of a double-header Tuesday, winning 11-1 by run rule in five ...

In Print: Sports shorts: Tiger softball, baseball lose to Big 12 foes

By John Montesantos and Zach Mink | April 13, 2010

Longhorns sweep Tigers No. 16 Texas swept the No. 7 Tiger softball team last weekend, and Missouri fell to 3-5 in conference play. The Longhorns jumped on Tiger sophomore pitcher Kristin Nottelmann early Friday, scoring three runs in the first inning on a home run by sophomore third baseman Nadia ...

Softball earns much-needed wins against KU

In Print: Softball earns much-needed wins against KU

By Zach Mink | April 9, 2010

Coach Ehren Earleywine remains positive about the team's potential.

Analysis: MU softball has big shoes to fill

In Print: Analysis: MU softball has big shoes to fill

By Zach Mink | April 6, 2010

Missouri has struggled without pitcher Chelsea Thomas.

Sports Blog: MU softball opens conference play

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on March 24, 2010 at 9:57 p.m.

The Tigers (22-3, 0-0 Big 12) look to continue their hot streak as they head to Norman, Okla., to kick off conference play against the Sooners. The No. 3 Tigers, who are coming off a successful weekend at the Demarini Invitational, look to pounce early on the capable Sooner squad ...

Taylor ties record as Tigers take down Wildcats

In Print: Taylor ties record as Tigers take down Wildcats

By Zach Mink | March 23, 2010

The Tigers went 4-1 in their last games before Big 12 play starts.

Sports Blog: MU softball takes two Saturday

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on March 21, 2010 at 9:49 a.m.

The Tigers bounced back from their first loss in nearly a month to win two games by run rule at the Demarini Invitational on Saturday. Because of inclement weather, the games were moved indoors to the Daniel Devine Pavilion. Sophomore pitcher Chelsea Thomas added yet another accomplishment to her already ...

Tigers rack up more wins on softball diamond

In Print: Tigers rack up more wins on softball diamond

By David Conway | March 16, 2010

MU picked up three more wins over the weekend to push its record to 16-2.

Missouri softball extends win streak to 11

In Print: Missouri softball extends win streak to 11

By Zach Mink | March 12, 2010

Less experienced players have progressed to aid team success.

Missouri softball keeps momentum rolling

In Print: Missouri softball keeps momentum rolling

By Zach Mink | March 9, 2010

The Tigers swept four games in their home-opening weekend.

Missouri softball comes home for weekend tournament

In Print: Missouri softball comes home for weekend tournament

By Zach Mink | March 5, 2010

Missouri started the season 8-2.

In Print: Sports shorts

By John Montesantos and Sean Leahy | March 5, 2010

Men's basketball Senior guard Zaire Taylor lived up to his nickname in Missouri's overtime win against Iowa State on Tuesday night. Taylor earned the title "Big Shot" for his game-winning shots the past two seasons and was at it again in Ames, Iowa, as he beat the Cyclones ...

In Print: Sports shorts

By Emily Durfey , John Montesantos , Sean Leahy and Zach Mink | March 2, 2010

Men's basketball The Tigers fell at No. 6 Kansas State 63-53 on Saturday night and missed a chance to move into second place in the Big 12 with a victory. Missouri slipped to 21-8 overall and 9-5 in conference play. Behind Kansas and Kansas State, Missouri sits in a ...

Sports Shorts

In Print: Sports Shorts

By Evan Glantz , John Montesantos and Zach Mink | Feb. 23, 2010

Men's basketball On Saturday, the Tigers (20-7, 8-4 Big 12) tamed the Cornhuskers 74-59 in Lincoln, Neb. Sophomore guard Marcus Denmon was the main attraction of the evening, netting 24 points. Denmon was 8-of-12 from the field and 5-of-7 from beyond the arc. Senior guard Zaire Taylor scored 18 ...

In Print: Thomas leads the way for Missouri softball

By Zach Mink | Feb. 19, 2010

The sophomore pitcher returned this season with an expanded repertoire.

Missouri softball plays Black and Gold Game

In Print: Missouri softball plays Black and Gold Game

By Zach Mink | Feb. 9, 2010

The No. 9 Tigers are coming off a historic season.

Tigers softball defeats St. Louis in a doubleheader

In Print: Tigers softball defeats St. Louis in a doubleheader

By Greg Young | Feb. 26, 2009

The softball team will play UCLA and Oregon next.