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Troy D’Souza, 23 Sports

Sunday, February 27—

Despite going up 7-0, Mizzou Softball fell to No. 7 Oregon in large part due to giving up a 6-run fourth inning.

The Tigers got on the board first as Sami Fagan hit a single to left field bringing Regan Nash home for the score. Later in the first inning, Chloe Rathburn grounded out but brought Amanda Sanchez in for a score for a 2-0 lead.

In the second inning, Sanchez had an RBI single followed by a RBI single from Fagan putting Mizzou up 4-0. The Tigers would score twice more in the second and seemingly looked in control of the game.

Sanchez scored again in the fourth inning giving the Tigers a 7-0 lead, but after that the tables turned.

Hailey Decker hit an RBI double to bring home the first of many scores for the Ducks. Lauren Lindvall singled to left field bringing in two runs and Jenna Lilley to third base. Lilley would score off an error. Nikki Udria hit an RBI single bringing Lindvall home and making the score 7-6 after four innings.

Geri Glasco hit a solo home run tying the game at 7-7 as Missouri struggled to get anything going after that.

Fast forward to the 8th inning where Ducks’ Gwen Svekis hit a walk-off single to win the game 8-7.

Glasco led the way for Oregon batting 2-for-2 with a HR, while Lindvall led with 2 RBI. For Mizzou, Amanda Sanchez hit 3-for-4 scoring three runs and an RBI of her own.

Missouri wraps up their play at the Mary Nutter Classic against BYU.

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