Missouri completes a sweep against Ole Miss (18-15, 1-5) Sunday with a 12-0 run-rule win in Oxford, Miss.
Coach Ehren Earleywine earned his 300th win as head coach of the Missouri softball team, but a close game and a listless team lessened the victory.
The Tigers dropped to No. 8 in both the ESPN.com/USA Softball and the USA Today/NFCA polls.
The Missouri softball team will not get a chance to redeem itself after being run-ruled by Texas A&M Saturday at University Field.
No. 7 Texas A&M (23-2, 1-1 SEC) defeated No. 5 Missouri (10-2, 1-1 SEC) in six innings Saturday by a score of 11-3 in game two of the series between the conference foes.
Sophomore Kelsea Roth's homer in the bottom of the seventh ended a pitchers' duel between the Tigers and the Aggies.
University Field's ground crew removed all the snow from the field before Texas A&M comes to town for what is sure to be a competitive series between two conference rivals.
The Tigers haven't played a game since last week's rankings were released because of the cancellation of the Missouri Breast Cancer Tournament.
The Missouri athletics department confirmed Monday that sophomore pitcher Bailey Erwin will be leaving the Tigers softball team and transferring from MU.
The Missouri Breast Cancer Tournament set to be held over the weekend was canceled due to weather.
The Tigers moved up one spot in the polls after beating Maryland, San Diego State and Florida in the Mary Nutter Classic this past week.
Missouri softball pitcher Chelsea Thomas was named Southeastern Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week, along with Mississippi State's Alison Owen.
Nicole Hudson threw a shutout for the Tigers in the second game to help Missouri run its record to 9-1.
The Tigers opened their first season in the Southeastern Conference last weekend at the California-Santa Barbara Guacho Classic, winning all five games they played.
Nicole Hudson earned Southeastern Conference Player of the Week honors, and Chelsea Thomas was named Pitcher of the Week after leading the Missouri softball team to a 5-0 start this weekend.
Senior Lindsey Muller led the Tigers offense against UC Santa Barbara on Sunday by going 4-for-4 with a two-run home run.
The Tigers improved their record to 4-0 with two more wins in Santa Barbara, Calif.
The Tigers beat the Guachos 11-3 in five innings. Later, the team beat the Fresno State Bulldogs 4-0.
Three Tigers players will share their home state with their team when Missouri makes a swing through California to open its season.
Since switching to the new Louisville Slugger oneX composite bats in the fall, the Tigers have broken about 30 bats in practices and scrimmages.