Missouri Softball Run-Rules NDSU

Saturday, March 22-

By Megan Barnes, 23 Sports

The No. 18 ranked Missouri softball team continued its dominance on the field as the Tigers opened day two of the Mizzou Tournament with a run-rule win over the North Dakota State Bison, taking the game 11-2 after five innings.

While the score remained tied 0-0 after the first inning of play, an RBI single from Taylor Gadbois and a sacrifice fly from Sami Fagan drove in the first of Missouri’s runs, giving the Tigers a 2-0 advantage at the end of two innings.

It quickly turned in a game of the long ball as Angela Randazzo launched the ball over the fence for a solo home run bringing her tally to four on the season. However, it was Mackenzie Sykes who was the star of the game as she stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded and ripped the ball over the left center field wall for a grand slam.

Three more Tigers knocked in RBIs to give Missouri a commanding 11-0 lead through four innings.

Casey Stangel pitched the entire game for Missouri and had an impressive outing, throwing three strikeouts and walking no batters. Ultimately, North Dakota State found some production on offense, but Stangel’s pitching held them to just two runs the entire game, improving her record to 10-4 during her rookie year.

Missouri continues play in the Mizzou Tournament against Oklahoma State on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.