The No. 11 Missouri softball team improved to 34-8 on the season following a split-doubleheader sweep over Evansville and Missouri S&T. Senior Michaele Vock hit her first career home run, ending the game in the Tigers 8-0 win over Evansville. Sophomore Kristin Nottelmann shut down Missouri S&T for five innings with a career high 10 strikeouts. as she picked up her first career no-hitter in Mizzou’s second 8-0 win of the day.
Senior Jana Hainey got the start in game one, and she’d limit the Evansville offense to just two hits while walking two and striking out four. Hainey improved her perfect record to 6-0 on the season.
Junior Rhea Taylor went 2-for-3 in game one with two runs scored and two stolen bases. Freshmen Jenna Marston and Nicole Hudson each picked up a hit, a run and an RBI, as did sophomore Ashley Fleming.
Game two was all Nottelmann, as she threw all five innings to improve her record to 12-6, while also collecting her first career no-hitter. The only thing standing between Nottelmann and a perfect game was a fielding error on a hard hit ball to second. She struck out a 10 Missouri S&T batters, a career-best, and walked zero.
Taylor extended her hitting streak to eight games with a 2-for-2 performance, which included a three-run home run, her fourth homer of the season. Junior Shana White went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run, while fellow junior Megan Christopher picked up a hit and two RBI while walking twice.
The Tigers, who have now won seven straight, look to extend their winning streak on Thursday, when they host another doubleheader. Missouri and Central Methodist will get started at 2 p.m. CT at University Field.
Story courtesy of mutigers.com