Mizzou Softball Ends Fall Campaign on a High Note

Friday, Oct. 12-

With the preseason coming to a close, the Missouri softball team was able to come away with a sweep in its last doubleheader, defeating Crowder College, 18-2, and Heartland College, 10-2.

The Tigers capped off the last day of fall play with a bang as the offensive fire of the Missouri bats came alive.

Mizzou was able to capitalize off pitching mistakes throughout game one as they connected for three long balls. The Tigers scored four runs in the first inning when catcher Rachel Hay hit a grand slam. Hay finished game one going 3-for-3 with two home runs and five RBI.

Nicole Hudson, who has shown her offensive power more than enough this preseason, finished strong as she drove in five runs, most coming off a three-run home run.

While Crowder College pitchers struggled, Mizzou’s pitchers did the opposite. Lindsey Muller threw five and two-thirds innings, allowing four hits and striking out four. Kelsea Roth finished it off in relief by only allowing a hit and one earned run.

The Tigers were not done with the bats as they stayed hot continuing into the night game. Redshirt freshman Carlie Rose got the game winning hit as she put the Tigers up 3-2 with a three-run home run in the fourth.

The offense didn’t stop there. Mizzou came away with seven more runs in the fifth inning, sealing the 10-2 victory.

After a solid exhibition campaign, Mizzou now looks to continue its recent success in season play as they begin a new era in the Southeastern Conference next spring.

-Justin Frisch
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Staff Writer