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.
After seven innings, Missouri's softball team was tied with Michigan 1-1. It would take extra innings for the Tigers to pick up the win.
The Tigers were shutout in Game 1 but rebounded in the second game.
Junior catcher Megan Christopher has emerged as one of the vocal leaders for the Missouri softball team, and she has served as a calming force.
The Tigers handed the Crimson Tide their first defeat at home by the run-rule since 1997.
Some may remember senior Missouri softball player Gina Schneider from her winning home run in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the NCAA Super Regional series against UCLA last season. Among the Tigers she is known for her ability to play multiple positions.
Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine says he expects freshmen Nicole Hudson and Jenna Marston to be major contributors in the upcoming season.
Last season, the Tigers' softball team won 50 games and made it to the NCAA Women's College World Series. This season, the expectations are higher. The Tigers, who are ranked No. 9 in a preseason poll, say they want to win it all.
Phil Bradley, who played football and baseball at Missouri, accepted softball coach Ehren Earleywine's offer to become the Tigers' new volunteer assistant coach.
Missouri waltzed into the Women's College World Series as the only unseeded team in the tournament, and was the first team ousted with a 5-2 loss to Georgia on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers meet the University of Georgia at 11 a.m. Saturday in the College Softball World Series.
A 7-3 loss to Arizona State, means MU will have to win every game to take the College World Series, and if it loses one more, it goes home.
No. 11 Missouri will face No. 12 Arizona State at 2 p.m. Thursday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla. This being the Tigers' fourth College World Series in the history of the program, the team is trying to keep nerves down and play well.