Chelsea Thomas named Big 12 pitcher of the year (MU Media Relations)

The Missouri softball program brought home two, major Big 12 yearly awards as Redshirt junior Chelsea Thomas was named the conference’s Pitcher of the Year for a second straight season and Corrin Genovese earned Defensive Player of the Year honors in her first year of collegiate softball.

Thomas led the Big 12 with a 1.08 earned run average in 20 conference appearances and posted an 11-6 record while leading the league with 160 strikeouts. She allowed only two home runs in conference play and recorded a league low .168 batting average allowed while leading the conference with three saves in Big 12 games.

Genovese spent time at second and third base before settling in as the team’s shortstop later in the season. She made just two errors in 90 chances during conference play for a .978 fielding percentage.

Thomas and five other Tigers earned All-Big 12 honors, with three being placed on both the First and Second Teams. Joining Thomas on the First Team were Ashley Fleming and Mackenzie Sykes, while Nicole Hudson, Jenna Marston and Kelsea Roth were Second Team honorees.