Zac Aron, 23 Sports Reporter

The Mizzou Tigers softball team came out to play in Cathedral City, Calif., on Saturday, defeating both Wisconsin and Bethune-Cookman in strong fashion and extending their current winning streak to three games. The double-header sweep improved their record in the Mary Nutter Classic to 4-1.

In the first game, Wisconsin was able to get off to an early lead in the top of the first inning, thanks to a Brooke Wyderski two-run home run off of sophomore Eli Daniel. The Tigers refused to let the early deficit get in their heads and tied it up in the bottom of the inning on a big two run homer by third baseman Amanda Sanchez. Along with the offense heating up, Daniel threw a phenomenal game after allowing the home run, throwing 3.2 no-hit innings. Errors plagued Wisconsin as they allowed three more unearned runs, and the Tigers finished the game 7-3.

In their second game, the Tigers dominated Bethune-Cookman in every way. Sophomore pitcher Nalani Scates threw four one-hit innings, and extended her scoreless streak to an impressive 10.1 consecutive innings. The Tigers’ bats were awake as well, knocking eleven hits in five innings to mercy rule the Wildcats 8-0.

The Tigers hope to continue their strong play and increase their 3-game win streak on Sunday, as they face off against the No. 3 ranked UCLA Bruins.