Rain denies Missouri softball team chance for redemption

Sunday, March 10, 2013 | 3:16 p.m. CDT; updated 3:26 p.m. CDT, Sunday, March 10, 2013

COLUMBIA – The third game of the series between No. 5 Missouri (10-2, 1-1 SEC) and No. 7 Texas A&M (23-2, 1-1 SEC) was canceled due to rain. 

The Tigers won the first game of the series 2-0 on Friday when sophomore Kelsea Roth hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Prior to the seventh, the two teams were held to just one hit each. Missouri ace Chelsea Thomas allowed just one hit and two walks with 11 strikeouts.

Game Two of the series proved that the Aggie hitters made more adjustments than the Tiger pitchers did. Texas A&M hit four home runs – two against Thomas – in a 11-3 run-rule-shortened game.

After giving up her second home run of the game, Thomas was replaced by reliever Nicole Hudson. Hudson then gave up a grand slam followed by another home run. Thomas got her first loss of the season, along with Missouri's first loss against a Southeastern Conference team this season.

In the past, Missouri has added a game on the Saturday of a series when rain was likely for Sunday, but SEC rules state that there can be no doubleheaders between SEC teams.

In a non-conference series, Missouri will face Evansville twice on Wednesday. The first game is set for 1 p.m., with Game Two at 3 p.m.

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