8th ranked Mizzou softball swept Evansville to give seventh-year head coach Ehren Earleywine his 300th career win at Mizzou. Seniors Chelsea Thomas and Nicole Hudson pitched complete games with Thomas (5-1) striking out 10 and surrendering just two hits in the 3-1 win in game one of the doubleheader. Hudson (4-0) followed with her third complete game, striking out six Purple Ace batters in Mizzou’s 4-3 victory in the second game. Thomas surpassed 1,000 career strikeouts with her third in the first game. The wins improved Mizzou’s overall record to 12-2.
Game One Highlights:
Hudson hit a two run homer, her seventh of the season, matching her 2012 total.
Game Two Highlights:
Mizzou rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the bottom of the sixth that was started from a leadoff walk from Hudson. The Tigers got RBI singles from Mackenzie Sykes and Angela Randazzo.
Mizzou next hits the road for its first Southeastern Conference road trip, visiting Ole Miss for a three-game series from Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17 at the Ole Miss Softball Complex. Mizzou and the Rebels begin with a 6 p.m. contest on Friday before a 2 p.m. start on Saturday. The series will close with a 1 p.m. start on Sunday.