Ryan Crothers, 23 Sports

On a six game winning streak, the Missouri Softball Tigers (8-2) seemed to have reason to be very confident heading into a clash with Brigham Young (4-5). But on day one of the Mary Nutter Classic, the Cougars pulled off the big upset against the Tigers, coming away with a 7-3 victory.

It was all led by Ashley Godfrey, who went three for four with an RBI and a run, and Tylei Williams, who took away all the momentum of a possible comeback for the Tigers with her three run home run in the fifth inning. For the Tigers, once again we saw good production from third baseman Kim Wert, who went one for three on the day with an RBI and a run. The winning pitcher for the Cougars, Kerisa Viramontes, had a very nice day on the mound for her first win of the season, pitching all seven innings, only allowing six hits and three runs to this very high offensively powered Missouri Tigers team. She also added four strikeouts in the game as well. The losing pitcher of
the game was Cassie Gasper, who falls to (3-1) on the year. Cassie struggled on the mound, getting pulled from the game after 3.1 innings, allowing six hits and three runs. She was replaced by Nalani Scates, who didn’t have better luck. In her two innings pitched, she allowed three hits and four runs.

The Tigers were supposed to take on the No. 14 Arizona Wildcats Thursday. It was
postponed and suspended due to weather, however. With an unclear schedule now for the remainder of the
weekend, updates will be provided online about the status of the Mary Nutter Classic.