THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Softball sweeps South Carolina, men's swimming and diving grabs best program finish

Sunday, March 31, 2013 | 5:07 p.m. CDT
Missouri played a rain-delayed doubleheader against South Carolina on Saturday. The Tigers won both games, 12-3 and 8-0.

COLUMBIA — This week in Missouri sports, sophomore Angela Randazzo powered Missouri softball to two wins over South Carolina, weather dampened another Missouri baseball series and the Missouri men's swimming and diving team nabbed its best finish in program history at the NCAA championships.

Missouri softball sweeps South Carolina

Sophomore third-baseman Angela Randazzo powered the Missouri softball team to a sweep of South Carolina on Saturday.

In Game 1 of the doubleheader, Randazzo hit two home runs and then hit a three-run home run in Game 2 later that afternoon. Randazzo currently leads the team in RBIs with 31. She now has six home runs this season, easily surpassing her 2012 total of two.

Rain delay costs Missouri baseball

Rain on Saturday disrupted Missouri baseball's weekend series against No. 2 LSUSaturday's 1 p.m. game was supposed to be nationally televised, but when rain caused delays, television crews for the Fox Sports broadcast began packing up their equipment.

Weather has been an obstacle to the Missouri baseball team since the beginning of the season and has affected all four of the team's home series.

In late February, heavy snow forced Missouri to cancel its home-opening series against Northwestern and required an extensive snow removal effort at Simmons Field.

Missouri swimming and diving captures program's best finish

Missouri finished 14th in the 2013 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, the best finish in program history.

Junior diver David Bonuchi led the team with three first team All-American honors. Four other teammates, including Sam Tierney, Igor Kozlovskij, Joe Hladik and Logan Mosley, took home first team All-American and honorable mention honors on Saturday.

The program's previous best finish was 19th in the 2012 championships.

Supervising editor is Shaina Cavazos.

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