The No. 13 Missouri softball team earned its 14th straight win and 10th shutout this season in a 3-0 victory over Southern Illinois on Wednesday at University Field. But coach Ehren Earleywine said it could have been a more satisfying win.
The Tigers finished the DeMarini Invitational with their pitchers tossing two shutouts. Coach Ehren Earleywine said he wants his team to not just win games but dominate opponents.
Chelsea Thomas recorded her first career save in Missouri's 4-3 win over Illinois on Saturday afternoon. Earlier in the day, Thomas picked up her fifth win of the season in a 9-0 five-inning win over Illinois State.
After breaking the Missouri softball hits record Saturday, the senior center fielder steals her 154th base in the first inning, a Big 12 Conference record.
Chelsea Thomas' perfect games against Drake and Missouri State were the eighth and ninth perfect games in Missouri softball history.
Sophomore pitcher Chelsea Thomas earned several accolades for her performances last week, which included a pair of perfect games.
With the 3-0 win over UMKC, the Tigers completed the four-game Missouri Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament in St. Louis without giving up a run.
Thomas struck out 15 as the 18th-ranked Tigers beat Missouri State in six innings.
The Missouri softball team beat St. Louis University 12-0 in five innings with a no-hitter and a grand slam.
Pitcher Chelsea Thomas struck out 11 batters in Missouri’s first home game of the year.
Pitcher Nicole Hudson also used her bat to help the Tigers to victory.
The Missouri softball team beat tournament host South Florida 4-1 after losing to No. 2 Alabama 3-1 on Saturday.
After scoring 9 runs in its first game of the season, the Missouri softball team produced only three more runs in the next two games.
After a 40-hour postponement, the No. 8 Tigers gave up one unearned run to lose to the No. 15 Golden Bears.
The MU softball team won its first game of the season by beating San Diego State 9-1 on Thursday night.
The baseball team will play in the USC Tournament starting Friday in Los Angeles, while the softball team will play two doubleheaders on consecutive days in San Diego.
Missouri sophomore pitcher Chelsea Thomas was back on the mound for the first time in 11 months. Her Gold team fell 6-2 to the Black team, but coach Ehren Earleywine was happy to see her playing again.
Senior Rhea Taylor and sophomore Jenna Marston have different personalities, but similar results on the field. Both have been named to USA Softball's Top 50 Watch List for the 2011 College Player of the Year Award.
The Missouri softball team has two goals this season: Win the Big 12 and win the National Championship. With 17 returning players and eight starters, the No. 7 Tigers are poised to achieve those goals.
The Missouri softball team is ranked No. 7 in the USA/NFCA Division I preseason poll — two spots ahead of Big 12 rival Oklahoma.