The Missouri softball team opened its Big 12 Conference season with an 8-6 victory over No. 15 Oklahoma on Saturday in Norman, Okla. The win snaps Missouri’s three-game losing streak. Freshman shortstop Andee Allen hit a two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning to put the Tigers ahead 6-2, but the Sooners responded with a three-run home run from third baseman Traci Dickenson. Missouri (16-11) added two more runs in the seventh and Oklahoma (23-9-1) scored once in the bottom of the frame.Tigers sophomore pitcher Jen Bruck, who hit a leadoff home run in the fourth, struck out seven to improve to to 14-8.
MU SWIMMING AND DIVING: Tigers senior diver Evan Watters finished 13th on Saturday in the the men’s 10-meter platform diving at the NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships at the Georgia Tech Aquatics Center.
It is the second All-America honor for Watters, who on Thursday finished 12th on the 1-meter board.