Missouri softball wins a pair in Santa Barbara

Friday, February 15, 2013 | 9:55 p.m. CST; updated 3:51 p.m. CST, Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Missouri softball team started the 2012 season with 15 runs in two games Friday at the UC-Santa Barbara Gaucho Classic. In game one, the Tigers beat the Gauchos 11-3 in five innings. Later, ace Chelsea Thomas pitched a shutout in a 4-0 victory against the Fresno State Bulldogs.