Missouri (27-3) split a doubleheader Friday with Oklahoma State to open conference play. In Game One, the Tigers fell 6-5 in 10 innings. In a seesaw game, the Tigers took the lead in tops of the ninth and 10th innings, only to see Oklahoma State answer immediately in the bottom half. Sophomore catcher Kathy Masterson went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two strikeouts in the loss.
Missouri stormed out of the gates with an eight-run second inning in the nightcap to win 12-0 in five innings. Heather Kunkel hit a grand slam for one of the Tigers’ nine hits in the inning as they chased two Oklahoma State pitchers before being retired. Erica Peterson (14-1) lowered her ERA to 0.95 in earning the shutout. Her five strikeouts gave her 119 on the season.