Missouri sweeps doubleheader against Iowa State

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 | 8:21 p.m. CDT; updated 11:14 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Missouri softball team improved its chances to finish near the top of the Big 12 Conference.

The Tigers swept Iowa State (25-25, 3-11), winning 12-6 in Game 1 and 14-9 in Game 2 on Wednesday in Ames, Iowa. Missouri's offense totaled 26 hits in both games, including seven home runs.

The Tigers' offense has been hot the past 12 games, averaging 8.5 runs per game winning ten of those games. Juniors Rhea Taylor and Catherine Lee, who bat in the first and second in the lineup, have hit well in those games. Lee went 2-for-4 in Game 2, with a solo-home run.

Taylor had a huge day and extended her hitting streak to 13 games. She was 6-for-9, with two home runs, nine RBIs and three runs scored. Taylor now holds the school record for runs scored with 165 runs. The previous record was held by Mary Barb (164 runs), who played from 1994-97.

Freshman Jenna Marston also contributed to the offensive effort going 5-for-10, including a home run, three RBIs and four runs scored.

Missouri (38-9, 8-6) is fourth in the conference, three games behind first-place Texas.

The Tigers will play Central Methodist University at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at University Field.


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