Missouri Softball Run-Rules UMKC

Monday, March 24-

By Grant Crouch, 23 Sports

The Missouri softball team was so dominant over UMKC that the Tigers ended up winning via mercy rule with a final score of 14-0 in only five innings. With the win, Missouri improved its record to 22-7, while the loss set UMKC back to 10-20.

Leading the way for Missouri was Casey Stangel, who was a perfect 3-3 with four RBIs. Sami Fagan supported Stangel, going 2-3 from the plate and driving in three RBIs of her own.

Missouri’s Alora Marble pitched a complete game shutout, giving up only three hits in five innings. This win improves her record to 3-0 on the season.

Missouri got on the board in the first inning, where the Tigers scored five runs. With the bases loaded, Angela Randazzo singled to give Missouri the 1-0 advantage. Mackenzie Sykes walked to score another run and Stangel hit a two-run single to give Mizzou the 4-0 lead. An error by UMKC later in the inning would lead to the fifth run.

After a scoreless second inning, Missouri would tally on seven more runs in the third inning. Stangel smacked a double to give Missouri two more runs. Then, with the bases loaded, Fagan roped a three-run double to give the Tigers a 10-0 advantage. Randazzo would come through with a single to score one and Missouri led 12-0 after three innings.

A Kirsten Mack home run in the fourth gave Missouri two more runs, which would lead to the final margin of victory.

Missouri’s next game will be against Illinois in St. Charles, Mo. The game will be played at Lindenwood University.

First pitch is set for 3 p.m.