For the third time in as many years, the Missouri softball team is on the brink of unprecedented greatness, facing the Washington Huskies at home in the NCAA Super Regional on Saturday. With four straight conference championships and back-to-back Women's World Series appearances, the Tigers have already surpassed the success of most other Missouri teams.
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 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 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.
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.
The No. 5 Missouri softball team gathered at the Clinton Club on Sunday night at Mizzou Arena, where it learned that for the third straight season it will host an NCAA Regional Tournament.
Missouri clinches at least a tie for the Big 12 title, depending on the outcome of Texas' Sunday game. Postseason announced on ESPNU Sunday night.
The Missouri softball team kept its Big 12 Conference title hopes alive with a 5-1 victory Thursday at Oklahoma State.
The Tigers have a chance to win the Big 12 Conference title if they can win their remaining three games.
Sophomore pitcher Chelsea Thomas is the first Tigers softball player to be included among the 10 finalists for USA Softball's Collegiate Player of the Year Award.
Hudson has been named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Sophomore third baseman Nicole Hudson had three RBIs and went 3-for-4, including a two-run home run, to lead Missouri to a 6-3 win over Texas on Sunday.