A 2-0 start to the weekend slipped into a disappointing 2-3 tournament after pitching and hitting issues.
Kirkpatrick has over 30 years of experience at both the collegiate and professional level.
Despite former coach Ehren Earleywine being fired on Jan. 26, the Tigers believe they have what it takes to compete this season.
The Tigers’ 2018 schedule includes a home tournament and 13 non-tournament home games.
Ehren Earleywine played baseball three years at Westminster and then returned for six years as an assistant and head coach.
The 2017 season was highlighted by personal accolades for new and veteran players.
Mizzou softball saw its season come to an end in back-to-back losses in NCAA Regionals.
The Tigers need strong performances from seniors Cheyenne Baxter and Kirsten Mack to advance past Wisconsin.
The Tigers could only muster seven runs over three games.
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Pitcher Madi Norman: “She’s really done a really great job of making sure everyone’s doing what they need to do, and you definitely can’t slack off with Kirsten behind the plate.”
Cheyenne Baxter pitches her second complete game of the series, ending the team’s five-game losing streak.
Pitching proved to be the sole bright spot in freshman Parker Conrad’s third start of the season.
The senior catcher also hit her fourth home run in six games after returning from a shoulder injury.
The Tigers were unable to recover from big offensive innings by Auburn in their two losses.
The Tigers’ doubleheader sweep marks 18 consecutive wins over Western Illinois.
The Tigers batted 3-for-15, with runners in scoring position in three games against the Razorbacks.
The Tigers were shutout on Friday and stranded 11 runners in scoring position on Sunday.
Cheyenne Baxter threw five scoreless innings in game one, and Danielle Baumgartner pitched a complete game shutout in game two on Wednesday.
Despite powerful hitting and standout pitching, the Tigers’ record has not reflected their play.
The Tigers were outscored 7-0 over the two-game series.