Missouri softball loses first SEC series to Texas A&M

Sunday, March 9, 2014 | 4:55 p.m. CDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The No. 15 Missouri softball team fell 4-3 in eight innings in the third and final game of a series against No. 13 Texas A&M.

Sophomore shortstop Sami Fagan led the Tigers offensively with her three-run home run in the top of the third inning. She scored sophomore second baseman Ashtin Stephens, who pinch ran for junior first baseman Kelsea Roth, and junior infielder Corrin Genovese to give Missouri a 3-0 lead.

The Aggies answered in the bottom of the frame with three runs of their own. Senior catcher and first baseman Nicole Morgan hit a three-run home run as well, scoring senior infielder Allison Garrett and freshman April Ryan to tie the game 3-3.

The game went into an eighth inning after remaining tied after seven. The Tigers didn't score in the top of the eighth, so the Aggies earned a walk-off win with senior outfielder Cassie Tysarczyk's RBI single in the bottom of the inning.

Freshman pitcher Tori Finucane scored the loss for Missouri, pitching 7 2/3 innings with four strikeouts and one earned run off five hits.

Missouri will face Evansville next in a doubleheader on Wednesday in Evansville, Ind.

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