Mizzou Softball Drops Their Second Straight Against Oklahoma State

Ben Clanin, 23 Sports

The Missouri Tigers softball team lost their second straight game after starting off the season 2-0, bringing their current overall record to 2-2. After dropping a five-inning blowout to of No. 3 Oregon 14-2 in the first game of their double header, the Tigers were unable to recover in night game, falling 6-3 to No. 21. In the contest against the Cowboys, the Tigers were able to show more fight than they did earlier in the day against the Ducks.

Mizzou combined for eight hits, and only struck out three times in the loss. Sophomore Cayla Kessinger also extended her historic hitting streak dating back to last season to 14 games, which is tied for seventh longest in program history. She had a pair of base hits against Oklahoma State and drove in one of the Tigers three runs.

Kessinger isn’t the only Tiger riding a hit streak early on in the 2018 campaign, though, first baseman Rylee Pierce, DP/C Trenity Edwards, and centerfielder Callie Martin each extended their respective hit streaks to three games. Freshman Kara Decker also reached a career milestone in the contest against Oklahoma State, picking up her first hit in a Missouri uniform and driving in her first run in a pinch-hitting plate appearance.

The Tigers offense has had an impressive amount of success in the early goings of the season, despite a couple of losses, combining for a .339 team batting average, driving in 22 runs, and hitting four home runs and six doubles through the four games they’ve played.

The Tigers next game will be this coming weekend when they travel to Clearwater, Fla. For the Michele Smith Pediatric Cancer Invitational.