MU softball team ends streak

Saturday, February 28, 2009 | 10:39 p.m. CST; updated 10:52 p.m. CST, Monday, March 2, 2009

The Missouri softball team's season-opening winning streak ended at 12 games after losing to San Diego State 4-2 in extra-innings in the second of its two games Saturday at the San Diego Classic.

The Tigers twice came from behind to tie the game. Trailing 1-0 in the fifth, Tigers sophomore Rhea Taylor scored on a bases-loaded walk to senior Micaela Minner.

San Diego State went ahead 2-1 in the top of the seventh, but Taylor again tied the game in the bottom half of the inning with her speed. She led off the inning with a single and stole second before making it to third on a sacrifice bunt. She scored on a triple by junior Julie Silver.

The Aztecs scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning and the Tigers were not able to come back. Freshman Chelsea Thomas took the loss falling to 5-1 this season.

The Tigers won earlier in the day, defeating Santa Clara 10-0 in five innings. The win was the Tigers’ fifth run-rule victory of the season.

The No. 12 Tigers play fourth-ranked UCLA at 11 a.m. Sunday and San Diego at 1:30 p.m.

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