02 April 2012

Softball Sweeps, Baseball Drops Series

Tiger softball sweeps 18th Baylor in weekend series
by Mizzou Matt
COLUMBIA, MO- The University of Missouri softball team, which was a preseason number one in the Big 12 and number five nationally comes off yet another winning weekend. The 12th-ranked Tigers faced off against the 18th-ranked Baylor Bears on University Field, and walked back to their residence halls with three more victories on the season. Game one, Mizzou rolled to a 6-1 win. Game two, the Tigers had to battle back in a come-from-behind 4-2 victory. Game three was no contest as the Tigers' offense continued to roll and their stout defense recorded another shutout. Game three final was 7-0.

Mizzou softball is now 28-5, 7-2 on the season.

Baseball, on the other hand, was in College Station, TX to take on future SEC opponent Texas A&M. The Aggies entered the series ranked 6th nationally, but Mizzou would make a series of it. The Tigers lost game one to A&M, 6-8. Mizzou (16-11, 3-3) rallied in game two, knocking off the Aggies 4-3 on Saturday. Sunday, they fell just short of winning in a 6-7 loss. Brannon Champagne has safely reached base in 19 straight games, averaging .312 batting on the year with a .404 OBP. Champagne also has 17 RBIs on the season.

Tennis evened up their season record at 8-8 with matching 4-3 upset wins over Stephen F. Austin and Rice University.

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