No. 16 Missouri softball defeats San Diego State in second game Friday

Saturday, February 22, 2014 | 5:19 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — The No. 16 Missouri softball beat San Diego State 11-2 in five innings on Friday, continuing its momentum after beating Fordham 8-0 that night in the Mary Nutter Classic in Cathedral City, Calif. This brought the Tigers' overall record to 7-2.

Missouri allowed two runs to San Diego State in the top of the first, but the Tigers answered right back with four runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. Sophomore outfielder Taylor Gadbois, sophomore shortstop Sami Fagan, sophomore outfielder/second baseman Emily Crane and senior outfielder Mackenzie Sykes all recorded singles.

More runs came for the Tigers in the bottom of the third, where Sykes, Crane, freshman catcher Kirsten Mack and freshman Kelli Schkade all recorded hits. Mack and Crane each helped the Tigers with two-RBI doubles.

Sykes and freshman third/second baseman Natalie Fleming got hits in the bottom of the fourth to score two more Tigers, bringing the final score to 11-2. The game was called after five innings in accordance with the run rule.

Missouri faces No. 8 UCLA to finish the Mary Nutter Classic at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

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