The Missouri baseball team reached the semifinals at the Big 12 Conference Tournament with a 6-5 win over Oklahoma State on Thursday in Oklahoma City.
Senior outfielder Jonah Schmidt produced the winning hit in the Tigers' Big 12 Tournament opener with a three-run, two-out double in the sixth inning.
Sophomore pitcher Chelsea Thomas is one of three finalists for the 2011 USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year award. She is joined by Katelyn Boyd of Arizona State and Ashley Hansen of Stanford.
All games will be televised on ESPN2.
The Missouri baseball team will make its ninth straight appearance in a Big 12 Conference Tournament when the Tigers play Texas on Wednesday afternoon in Oklahoma City.
Mike Anderson, who resigned as Missouri's men's basketball coach on March 23 to take over at Arkansas, will lose one basketball scholarship as punishment for the Razorbacks having a low score in the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Report.
Missouri baseball's Jonah Schmidt, Rob Zastryzny, Blake Brown and Phil McCormick received All-Big 12 awards.
The No. 4 Missouri softball team won consecutive games against DePaul on Sunday to advance to the NCAA super regional round next weekend. A day after losing to DePaul 2-1 in 11 innings, the Missouri offense scored seven runs in the first game and eight runs in the second game to easily beat the Blue Demons.
The Missouri softball team came into NCAA regional play as a heavy-favorite against the three visiting teams. The Tigers looked vulnerable in a 2-1 loss to DePaul, but managed to stay alive in the competition with two wins over Illinois State. Missouri needs back-to-back wins against DePaul on Sunday to advance to super regional play.
The Missouri baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader against Nebraska on Saturday, ending its season with a pair of losses and snapping a streak of four-straight series wins against Big 12 opponents.
The opening day of the NCAA softball tournament has been postponed because of rain. Action will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, barring further delay.
The NCAA games committee is anticipating scheduling changes for this weekend’s softball regional tournament due to rain in the forecast.
The No. 5 Missouri softball team opens postseason play at 6:30 p.m. Friday against Illinois State. With two shutouts against the Redbirds already this season, the Tigers are confident but also wary of losing their focus.
The Missouri baseball team's game at Nebraska was suspended because of severe weather on Thursday evening in Lincoln, Neb.
Four Missouri softball players have earned Division I All-Midwest Region honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
Missouri shortstop Jenna Marston has been one of the most consistent players for the Tigers softball team in her two years at MU. But Marston grew up a baseball player and has seen lots of success on the baseball field, too.
After winning the Big 12 Conference championship this weekend, the Missouri softball team was honored Tuesday with three major conference awards and six All-Big 12 selections.
No. 5 seed Missouri will host players from Indiana, Illinois State and DePaul on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at University Field.
For the second time this season, the Missouri softball team has swept the Big 12 Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week awards.