Chelsea Thomas breaks Missouri softball's wins record with victory over LSU

Friday, April 19, 2013 | 9:11 p.m. CDT; updated 7:50 p.m. CDT, Saturday, April 20, 2013

BATON ROUGE — After losing two straight games to Arkansas and dropping out of the top ten in the weekly rankings, Missouri returned to its winning ways Friday against LSU in Baton Rouge, winning 6-1.

Just as she has been doing for much of the season, sophomore Kelsea Roth was in the middle of the action, contributing to three of Missouri's six runs.

Roth's first RBI came in the form of a hit by pitch with the bases loaded in the third inning. A couple innings later, she singled to score Angela Randazzo and eventually came around to score on an LSU error.

Pitcher Chelsea Thomas (16-4) held LSU to one run with 13 strikeouts in the game. The 6-1 victory is the 103rd of her career as a Missouri Tiger, breaking the 30-year-old record that was previously held by Teresa Wilson. 

Friday's game was the first meeting between Missouri and LSU since the 2012 Super Regionals in Columbia where LSU beat Missouri 2 games to 1 and eliminated the home team.

Game 2 between Missouri (25-6, 10-5 SEC) and LSU (36-10, 11-5 SEC) is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Tiger Park in Baton Rouge, La.

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