HIGHLIGHTS: Mizzou softball downs Arkansas 12-0
March 10, 2011
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Chelsea Thomas wasn’t perfect for the third-straight outing Wednesday, but she did throw four scoreless innings to help push the Tigers past the visiting Arkansas Razorbacks by a score of 12-0. Thomas earned her fourth win of the season, as Mizzou run-ruled Arkansas in four and a half innings.
The offense might have stolen the spotlight briefly away from Mizzou’s ace pitcher. The Tigers scored 12 runs over the first three innings. Junior Ashley Fleming drove in five runs on the afternoon, including a three-run home run to open the scoring in the first inning, as well as a two-run double that missed clearing the fence by just a few feet. Princess Krebs drove in two runs for Mizzou with a double in her only at-bat.
Senior outfielder Rhea Taylor broke the Big 12 record for career stolen bases with a swiped bag in the first inning. She now has 154, breaking a record that was last set in 2007.
Thomas, while not throwing a perfect game as she did in her last two outings, still had a great performance. She allowed just two hits and no runs in four innings of work, striking out 10 Razorbacks, including the final six batters she faced. She improved her record to 4-2 on the season.
The Tigers now have two days off before hosting Illinois and Illinois State this weekend in the DeMarini Invitational.