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After a 2-0 start to the Mizzou Tournament, the No. 21 Mizzou Tigers went into the second half of the weekend hoping for similar results.

Mizzou began their Sunday against Nebraska. Tristen Edwards led off for the Cornhuskers and battled Mizzou’s Jordan Weber through a six-pitch at bat that ended in a solo home run on the seventh pitch. Mizzou was scoreless in the bottom of the first and both were scoreless in the second inning.

Nebraska started the top of the third inning with back to back walks and both runners advanced on a passed ball who would both then score on sacrifice fly outs. With one runner on base for the Cornhuskers, Peyton Glatter knocked an RBI double to left center to bring in the runner and Nebraska exited the third inning up 4-0.

Mizzou answered with two runs of their own in the bottom of the third on a two-run shot from Cayla Kessinger with Brooke Wilmes on base from a double to left field.

Nebraska came out the next two innings and scored six more runs between four singles, three doubles and a home run to end the game in the fifth inning on mercy rule, 10-2.

The women had to quickly shake off the loss to turn around and face Wichita State for a second time on the weekend.

The offenses battled through two and a half scoreless innings until Cayla Kessinger sparked the Tiger offense with a two-run long ball, her second home run of the day. Hatti Moore followed suit and sent a solo shot over the fence to put the Tigers up 3-0 after three.

Emma Nichols held the Shockers scoreless through the fourth inning and Mizzou got one more run in the bottom of the fourth on a solo home run from Wilmes.

Wichita State’s offense woke up in the fifth inning with back to back singles to put runners on first and third. A double form Bailee Nickerson brought one run in, but Mizzou held Wichita State baserunners on back to back singles, both on fielder’s choices. Nichols faced Sydney McKinney at the plate with runners on second and third and a single up the middle brought both runners in for the Shockers. This closed Wichita State’s deficit to one run until they tied it up in the top of the sixth on an RBI double from Neleigh Herring.

Mizzou went into the bottom of the seventh inning tied at four. Jazmyn Rollin led off the inning with a four-pitch walk and stole second to put her in scoring position for offensive leader Kessinger. Kessinger singled to left field and Rollin rounded third to score the walk off run and give the Tigers a 5-4 win to end the weekend.

Mizzou went 3-1 on the weekend to improve their overall record to 15-6 going into their home game against the University of Missouri-Kansas City this Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.