Tigers softball team sweeps

Monday, April 11, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 5:08 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Missouri softball team completed a two-game sweep of Texas Tech with a 3-1 victory Sunday in Lubbock, Texas. The Tigers moved to 31-6 overall and 5-3 in the Big 12 Conference.

Senior pitcher Erin Kalka (4-3) allowed three hits and struck out five to earn the win.

The Tigers’ Amanda Renth had an RBI single in the first inning. In the fifth, Leanne Bowers’ sacrifice fly drove in Jen Bruck and Janessa Roening hit a two-out double to score Sarah Stringer.

Whitney Riley hit a home run for Texas Tech (22-13, 2-4) in the bottom of the fifth.

MISSOURI WOMEN’S GOLF: The Tigers are in second place after the first round of the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic in Norman, Okla. Missouri shot a 298 in the first round but rain delayed the second round, which is set to be completed today.

Sophomore Mindy Bullard and Denise Knaebel led the Tigers with 73s, putting them in a tie for second.

MARATHON: Aaron Hoover of Terre Haute, Ind., and Stephanie Hill of Pevely were the men’s and women’s winners in the Spirit of St. Louis Marathon.

Hoover, 23, beat Erik Bush of Warrenville, Ill., by only seven seconds, finishing in 2:33:45. Hill, 21, had a more comfortable margin of more than 16 minutes in the women’s division, winning in 3:04:22. Dan Dowling, 47, of Eureka, won the wheelchair division in 2:07:36.

Chris Juarez, 34, of San Antonio, won the men’s half-marathon in 1:11:50, while Eileen Petito, 35, of Alton, Ill, was the women’s winner in 1:27:47.

The event’s two-day family and fitness weekend included a half-marathon state championship and 5K and one-mile runs and drew a record of more than 10,000 entrants. In the marathon, sculptures were placed at mile intervals and at the start and finish lines along with 18 performing arts groups ranging from dance troupe to live music.

“As the spirit continues to grow, so does our dedication to reaching out and providing opportunities for people to physically challenge themselves,” said Nancy Lieberman, president of the event.

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