Missouri freshman softball player Jenna Marston grew up watching her older brother play baseball for Principia High School in St. Louis where her father was coach. So when she went to high school, there was no doubt she was going to play baseball, too.
Sophomore pitcher Kristin Nottelmann pitched a complete game shutout against Nebraska.
The Missouri softball team was held to only four hits in a 5-2 loss against Nebraska on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. The loss ended Missouri's seven-game winning streak.
The Missouri softball team continues to hammer opposing pitchers, sweeping a doubleheader Wednesday at Western Illinois 5-1 in Game 1 and 7-1 in Game 2.
Missouri sophomore Ashley Fleming was named the Big 12 Conference Softball Player of the Week and the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week on Tuesday.
The Tigers have improved offensively but coach Ehren Earleywine still believes the team has room to grow.
Missouri senior Jana Hainey pitched one of her best games of the season in a 9-2 victory over Baylor on Saturday at University Field.
Phil Bradley, a two-sport athlete at Missouri from 1977 to 1981 who went on to play in Major League Baseball, is a volunteer assistant for the school where he is a legend. To the softball team, Bradley's expertise is invaluable, and the players say he helps keep them grounded.
Freshman Ashlie Ortega usually gets playing time pinch running or pinch hitting in games where the Tigers have comfortable leads. Thursday, in a 5-0 win over Central Methodist, she got her first start after a good effort in batting practice.
The Tigers' offense stays hot in big wins against the Cyclones.
The Tigers rallied from a 4-run deficit before the Aggies pulled out a win.
After being sidelined by a stress fracture, ace pitcher Chelsea Thomas is hoping to receive a medical redshirt for an extra-year of competition.
Pitcher Kristin Nottelmann got a career-high 13 strikeouts in the Tigers' 7-1 win.
Visiting Evansville was overpowered 8-0 by Missouri, but it was still a pleasant homecoming for Evansville coach Mark Redburn, who returned to Columbia for the first time since leaving the Tigers at the end of last season.
Missouri's Gina Schneider hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the third inning to propel the Tigers to a 5-2 victory against Texas Tech on Sunday at University Field.
Missouri junior Rhea Taylor went 3-for-3 with a triple, stolen base and three runs scored in the Tigers' 3-1 victory against Texas Tech on Saturday at University Field.
The Tigers had 11 hits, including home runs from junior Megan Christopher and freshman Nicole Hudson, in a 9-2 victory over Southern Illinois on Wednesday in Carbondale, Ill.
The Missouri softball team scored a total of 16 runs and gathered 23 hits against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville to sweep an afternoon doubleheader 11-1 in five innings in Game 1 and 6-0 in Game 2.