Ashley Wright, 23 Sports

Missouri softball enjoyed two different types of victories during a double-header on Saturday against Southern Louisiana and Creighton during the Mizzou Tournament. Thanks to a walk-off homerun against Southern Louisiana and a double-digit win versus Creighton, Mizzou has now won 10 of its last 12 games.

Southern Louisiana seemed to have all of the momentum in game one of Missouri’s double-header. The Lions took a 3-0 lead by the top of the second inning and showed no signs of slowing down. Missouri fought back, however, eventually tying the game at four. Lead by a pair of home runs from Rylee Pierce and Kolby Romaine, the Tigers were able to steal a 6-4 comeback win in extra innings.

With an abundance of confidence from their walk-off win in the first game, Missouri was able to easily defeat Creighton by a score 11-3 in the second game of the day. There was a lot of action in the first inning, with each team plating three runs. The Tigers, however, weren’t in the mood to play another close game. The offense stayed hot and the pitching pulled it together to allow Mizzou to take total control of the game. Mizzou’s junior third baseman Amanda Sanchez was dominant throughout Missouri’s blowout win, and has been for much of the season. Sanchez leads the team in home runs and hit her sixth and seventh home runs of the season on the afternoon. She also joined Rylee Pierce as the only Tigers with multi-home run games this season.

The Tigers have been able to enjoy a perfect record at Mizzou Softball Stadium during the 2018 season. The Tigers look to extend their win-streak and win the Mizzou Tournament in another double-header on Sunday in a rematch against Creighton, and a game against Drake.