Missouri softball team sweeps Texas Tech

Sunday, March 27, 2011 | 6:29 p.m. CDT

The Missouri softball team completed a two-game sweep of No. 19-ranked Texas Tech with a six-inning 10-1 victory over the Red Raiders on Sunday in Lubbock, Texas.

The Tigers hit four home runs and collected 14 hits. Sophomore pitcher Chelsea Thomas struck out 10 batters, walked none and let up just one hit to improve to 12-2. The No. 13-ranked Tigers improve to 26-3 overall and are 4-0 in the Big 12 Conference after winning their 23rd consecutive game.

Ashley Fleming hit her seventh home run of the season with a two-run shot to left-center field in the third inning.

In the fourth, Princess Krebs was brought in to pinch hit and hit her first career home run, sending a 1-2 pitch deep over the wall in left field. Krebs did it again in the fifth, hitting a three-run shot with two outs to straightaway center field.

Catherine Lee hit her fifth home run of the season in the Tigers' three-run sixth inning.

Missouri plays next against in a doubleheader against North Texas starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Denton, Texas.

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