Missouri beat Tennessee 3-0 in the SEC tournament semifinals Saturday to advance to a 7 p.m. title game against Florida set fro 7 p.m. CST Saturday on ESPN.
Led by a home run by Kelsea Roth, Missouri beat Arkansas 8-0 in five innings to advance to the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament.
Brianna Corwin has been coach Ehren Earleywine's go-to pinch runner for all three of her seasons at Missouri, but Corwin has made other contributions to the team, too.
Missouri went 15-8 in Southeastern Conference games in its first season in the conference. The Tigers also beat Florida in a nonconference game in the Mary Nutter Classic in February.
The Tigers' Chelsea Thomas earned the conference pitching honor for the third time in her career, this time in the Southeastern Conference after winning Big 12 Pitcher of the Year twice.
Heading into the SEC tournament, Missouri is now ranked in the Top 10 in both national rankings.
The best photographs by Missourian photographers in the past week include Hickman Prom and softball and baseball games.
This week in Missouri sports, the Missouri baseball team ended its nonconference season with an upset loss to Southeast Missouri state and was swept in a weekend series with Texas A&M. Missouri softball team won two games against No. 2 Tennessee.
Tigers' senior ace Chelsea Thomas allowed three base runners on walks, but no Tennessee batter reached base on a hit. Thomas now has 14 no-hitters, including four perfect games, in her five years at Missouri.
In Pete D'Amour's seven seasons as Missouri softball's pitching coach, he has quietly led the team to pitching success, but he would never admit he deserves any credit.
Missouri scored 22 runs on 31 hits in a doubleheader Wednesday against Western Illinois. Missouri won the first game 10-5 and the second game 12-4.
After going 3-2 in the past week, Missouri (29-9, 13-7 SEC) is ranked No. 11 headed into the final week of the regular season.
Hot bats and strong pitching by Chelsea Thomas gave Missouri the series win against Kentucky on Sunday.
Missouri starting pitcher Nicole Hudson gave up seven runs on nine hits while Kentucky pitcher Kelsey Nunley held Missouri batters to six hits and only one earned run.
Nicole Hudson's ninth-inning home run put the Tigers up for good, 2-1, Friday night. Chelsea Thomas (18-4) pitched a complete game for the victory.
While the Tigers' No. 2 and 3 pitchers had strong performances, the team's lack of enthusiasm led to a split double-header against Western Kentucky on Wednesday.
Missouri improves one spot in the USA Today/NFCA poll and remains the same in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.
Missouri beats LSU 3-2 to win the game and the series in Baton Rouge.
Missouri fielders committed five errors while its batters were held to two hits in an 8-0 loss to LSU.
Sophomore Kelsea Roth drove in two runs and scored once in Missouri's 6-1 win.