Tigers Take Down Jayhawks in Game One of Doubleheader, 5-0

Sunday, March 18 –

In the midst of an offensive rampage that regularly includes performances of double-digit runs, mercy rules and home runs, the Missouri softball team found a way to win easily despite only seven hits and two extra base hits.

A 5-0 victory over Kansas in game one of Sunday’s doubleheader extended the Tigers’ winning streak to 14.

There wasn’t much power on display in the matchup, but Missouri still managed to put up a sufficient amount of runs. The run flow got started early.

Corrin Genovese drew a one-out walk in the bottom of the first inning. Ashley Fleming followed with a light single to centerfield. The Tigers snuck three runs home over the remainder of the inning, despite earning no hits.

Nicole Hudson’s hard grounder to first caused a run-scoring error, and then Fleming scored on a wild pitch. Lindsey Muller followed with an RBI ground out. And the feat was complete: three runs in one inning on just one single and one walk.

One run came in both the third and fourth innings, again as a result of small ball. Singles by Jenna Marston, Muller and Mackenzie Sykes, a double by Ashtin Stephens, and a hit-by-pitch by Genovese fueled the runs.

Chelsea Thomas earned her 10th victory of the year for the nine-strikeout performance. She pitched five shutout innings and only surrendered two hits and three walks. She has now pitched 40.1 consecutive scoreless innings.

Missouri is now 20-3 on the season, and looks to sweep the three game series against Kansas.

– Brian Hayes
23 Sports
Staff Writer