Missouri outscores Shockers for title

Monday, February 26, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 5:22 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Missouri softball team won its first tournament of the season at the Lacy’Back Invitational on Sunday in Fayetteville, Ark., with a 10-7 win over Wichita State.

Trailing by a run after the top of the first inning, the Tigers scored two runs on three hits in the bottom of the inning. The Tigers reached the championship game with a 12-10 victory over Arkansas earlier in the day.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE BASKETBALL: The No. 2-seeded Cougars will play Missouri Baptist at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the American Midwest Conference women’s basketball tournament.

The Cougars are seeded third in the AMC men’s basketball tournament and will play Williams Baptist at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

BE LIKE PEYTON: As Peyton Manning’s backup with the Indianapolis Colts, Jim Sorgi doesn’t play much, but he sure does listen and learn.

During Super Bowl week, Sorgi joked with reporters, “I do feel kind of anonymous. I’m the man no one wants to see play, especially in Indianapolis.

I should be the Maytag repairman, the guy bored out of my mind waiting for something to do.”

With that, another Colts quarterback has become a pitchman. Sorgi has signed a promotional deal with Whirlpool, which acquired Maytag last year, and auditioned Tuesday for the role of the repairman.

In a pep talk he delivers on his audition tape, Sorgi tells an imaginary washer and dryer: “You’re King Kong, baby, nobody can defeat you!”

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