11th ranked Mizzou softball will face #22 Arkansas in the Tigers’ first Southeastern Conference Softball Tournament, hosted by Kentucky beginning this Wednesday. The Tigers and Razorbacks will meet in the 5:30 p.m. (CT) quarterfinal on Thursday, May 9, with live national coverage on ESPNU.
The Tigers enter the SEC tournament with three-straight conference series wins dating back to their series win at No. 11 LSU (April 19-21). Mizzou won its series at tournament host Kentucky, ranked 19th (April 26-28), before taking its most recent series at home against No. 2 Tennessee (May 4-5).
In this series against the Vols, Nicole Hudson of Webb City hit two homers and pitched a complete game in a 12-8 win on Sunday. On Saturday, after a 10-1 loss, the Tigers bounced back with a 2-0 win in game two of a doubleheader behind Chelsea Thomas’ 11th no—hitter of her career.