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.
The Tigers upset No. 2 UCLA in third and final game of the NCAA Super Regional.
The Missouri softball team beat No. 2 UCLA on Saturday in the first game of its best-of-three NCAA Super Regional. The Tigers are set to play Game 2 against UCLA at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The Missouri softball team will battle No. 2 UCLA this weekend in Los Angeles for a bid to the NCAA's College World Series of Softball.
They don't have a daughter or anyone else in the family on the team, yet Steven and Charlotte Meiners have spent the past two seasons traveling to games across the country, from San Diego to Myrtle Beach, S.C., to Atlanta.
Andee Allen, the Missouri softball team's starting second baseman, overcame her father's death last season and is looking forward to honoring his memory at this weekend's super regional against UCLA.
After winning their NCAA Regional with a 1-0 win over DePaul on Sunday, the Missouri softball team will face No. 2 ranked UCLA starting Saturday in a best-of-three Super Regional series.
The Missouri softball team beat DePaul 1-0 Sunday at University Field in the championship game of its NCAA regional.