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.
The Missouri softball team kept last week's spots in the national polls, ranked No. 7 in the USA Today/NFCA poll, and No. 6 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.
Angela Randazzo hit two home runs in the first game of Missouri’s doubleheader against South Carolina, then hit a three-run shot in the second game to help the Tigers secure 12-3 and 8-0 run-rule victories.
Because of rainy weather the start times for the Missouri baseball and softball teams' Saturday games have been delayed.
The Tigers' 10-2 six-inning victory over South Carolina on Friday night at University Field was their ninth run-rule shortened victory of the season.
In the two games the Tigers were able to play this past week, it scored 24 runs against Georgia Tech.
The Missouri softball team canceled its Tuesday game against Creighton because of poor field conditions after the weekend snowstorm.
Tigers infielder Emily Crane doesn't have a typical pregame warmup routine. While many players quietly prepare for a game, Crane goofs around. She laughs. She sings. She dances.