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.
Missouri's pitching problems continue to trouble coach Ehren Earleywine as he and the team travel to Baton Rouge, La., this weekend to seek revenge in a rematch of the 2012 Super Regionals.
After going 1-2 against Arkansas last weekend, the Tigers continue to fall in the national rankings.
Kayla Kingsley suffered a season-ending right knee injury Sunday against Arkansas. She had been the starting center fielder for seven of the past eight games.
A fatigued pitcher, along with the injury of an outfielder led to Missouri's second loss to Arkansas in a row.
Missouri pitcher Chelsea Thomas and Arkansas pitcher Kimmy Beasley pitched 11 innings each, but it was the Razorback offense that was finally able to get the advantage.
Despite a high batting average, redshirt freshman Carlie Rose is not pleased with her hitting this season, but she keeps a positive attitude and works hard for playing time.
As the Tigers' ace, Thomas has started all but seven games this season for Missouri. This is Thomas' third time being named to the top-25 list.