The 9th ranked Missouri Tiger softball team became the first team ever to run rule the Alabama Crimson Tide on their home field when the Tigers beat the 2nd ranked Tide 9-0 on Sunday afternoon to take two of three in their opening weekend of the season.

Sophomore pitcher Chelsea Thomas moved to 2-0 and combined for 23 strikeouts in the first and third game of the series. On Saturday the Tigers opened with a 2-1 win when freshmen Nicole Hudson of Webb City homered in the top of the seventh inning.

In game two of the double-header, Alabama cruised to a 9-0 win as they jumped on sophomore pitcher Kristin Nottelman for six runs in the first inning. On Sunday, the Tigers returned the favor scoring three in the first and then five runs in the third and another in the fourth as Thomas allowed just two hits in five innings while striking out 12. Catcher Megan Christopher was 2 for 3 with four RBI.

The Tigers will next travel to Arizona this weekend.