The Missouri softball team has made many changes to its pitching rotation because of the loss of ace Chelsea Thomas, but a group effort gave the Tigers a pair of shutout wins Wednesday in a doubleheader against Saint Louis.
The Tigers' four-game winning streak is snapped.
No. 3-ranked Missouri softball stopped Oklahoma 11-5 Saturday without ace Chelsea Thomas, who missed Saturday's game with a stress fracture in her right wrist.
Entering Big 12 Conference play Saturday, Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine said he thinks this season's team has a better chance than last year's team at winning the conference's regular season title.
It's not surprising that Abby Vock's teammates voted the junior infielder the Missouri softball team's Hardest Worker after the 2009 season. She has been developing her work ethic since age 8 when she took on her first chores as a member of a hard-working farm family.
Missouri junior Rhea Taylor went 1-for-4 and scored a run for the Tigers on Sunday in a 5-1 victory over Northwestern. Her base running performance tied the school record for stolen bases in a career at 110.
Instead of playing at University Field on Saturday, the Missouri softball team played in Devine Pavillion, an indoor facility the team normally uses for practice during the winter. Snowy weather caused the change and rearranged the playing schedule for the Demarini Invitational.
The Tigers' 17-game winning streak was shattered in a 2-1 loss against Ball State on Friday.
In Wednesday's doubleheader against Wichita State at University Field, Missouri only gave up one run in two games and only allowed five hits in a 8-0 six-inning victory in Game 1 and a 6-1 victory in Game 2.
The Missouri softball team won 3-1 against Illinois State and 9-1 against Bradley on Sunday in the Children's Hospital Invitational at University Field.
The Missouri softball team's games against San Diego State and Illinois scheduled for Saturday at University Field were postponed because of rain.
The Tigers struggled early, but defeated the University of New Mexico 2-0 Friday at University Field.
Missouri's Nicole Hudson went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a double Wednesday to propel the Tigers softball team to a 3-0 victory over Northern Iowa at University Field.
Freshman Rachel Hay and junior Lisa Simmons help lead the Tigers to another victory in the Missouri Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament.
The Tigers' sophomore pitcher earned her third no-hitter of her collegiate career.
Missouri's Chelsea Thomas was named Big 12 Softball Pitcher of the week Monday.
The Tigers made adjustments at the plate to secure the win.