Tigers advance with two wins

Thursday, May 11, 2006 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 1:48 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Missouri softball team beat Texas Tech and Nebraska Wednesday at the Big 12 Conference Tournament in Oklahoma City, Okla.

After beating 10th seed Texas Tech 6-3 in their opener, the seventh-seeded Tigers upset second seed Nebraska 3-0.

Pitcher Jen Bruck hit her 26th home run of the season in the second inning to give Missouri an early lead against the Cornhuskers, then Amanda Renth hit a two-RBI single in the sixth. Bruck (23-19) struck out eight, walked five and allowed six hits.

Against Texas Tech, Micaela Minner’s second-inning double scored Janessa Roening and Leanne Bowers to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead and Bruck held the Red Raiders scoreless until they scored two runs in the seventh.

A Bruck double scored two runs in the third, and in the fourth, Andee Allen scored on an throwing error and Roening hit an RBI single.

Missouri (25-25) advances to play the winner of the Baylor-Kansas game.

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