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.
The weekend brought a tough series for Missouri with three games against No. 4/5 Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The Tigers ended the weekend with two losses.
The game ended early when Chelsea Thomas gave up a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the sixth to give the Crimson Tide an eight-run lead and the series victory.
Despite giving up four runs in the seventh inning, Missouri was able to pull off the victory Saturday to tie the series at 1-1.
Missouri scored a run in the top of the seventh inning, but it was too little, too late as the Tigers lost 4-1 in the first game of the conference series between two Top 10 teams.
Alabama will only be the third ranked team Missouri has faced this season.
In a doubleheader Wednesday at Missouri State, the Tigers won the first game 12-0 in five innings and then earned a 7-0 victory in the second.