Hudson Pitches and Swings No. 8/7 Mizzou to Two Wins

2 years ago February 16, 2013 Feb 16, 2013 Saturday, February 16 2013 Saturday, February 16, 2013 5:34:48 PM CST in Tiger Talk

SANTA BARBARA, CA -- The No. 8/7 Mizzou softball team continued its strong start to the 2013 season with a five-inning, 11-3 win over Fresno State and a 5-0 victory over San Diego at UCSB's Gaucho Classic at Campus Diamond on Saturday. The Tigers improved to 4-0 with the wins, while the Bulldogs and Toreros dropped to 6-5 and 2-3, respectively.

Senior Nicole Hudson highlighted the day for Mizzou, hitting her fourth and fifth home runs over the two games, while pitching for the victory against Fresno State. The Tigers totaled four home runs against the Bulldogs and two in the win over the Toreros to bring their season total to 14 through four games.

Hudson pitched 5.0 innings to earn the win (1-0) against the Bulldogs, allowing eight hits and three earned runs. She homered in the second inning, drawing the Tigers even with the Bulldogs 1-1. Fresno State took a 1-0 lead in the first inning after the first of two home runs by Bulldog 1B Stesha Brazil.

The third inning saw Mizzou push away for a 5-1 lead before Fresno State caught back up with two runs of its own. Three singles from junior Mackenzie Sykes, sophomore Emily Crane and sophomore Corrin Genovese helped power the inning. Fresno State's Brazil hit her second home run, a two-run ball, for the Bulldogs' scoring output.

The Tigers five-run fifth inning secured the win, with sophomore 3B Angela Randazzo hitting a two-run blast to get Mizzou started. Hudson had previously drawn a walk to get on base before Randazzo went yard. Sykes and pinch hitter Carlie Rose hit back-to-back solo home runs to improve Missouri's lead to the final score of 11-3.

In the second game of the day, the Tigers and Toreros held each other to zero runs apiece through the first three innings. Hudson changed that with a solo home run in the fourth inning for the first hit allowed by San Diego's Jenny Lahitte.

The senior's solo shot would prove to be enough, but the Tigers did not stop in the fifth inning by adding four more runs. Sophomore Kelsi Jones started the inning with her own solo home run to put Mizzou up 2-0. Two consecutive bunts for singles by sophomore Kayla Kingsley and senior Princess Krebs kept the inning going.

Kingsley scored on a San Diego throwing error to second base, while Crane doubled in Krebs. Senior Jenna Marston stroked a single to deep center to bring in Crane to set the final score of 5-0.

Sophomore Bailey Erwin allowed just two hits in 7.0 innings of work to notch the win (2-0). She struck out four Toreros in the winning effort.

The Tigers finish the UCSB tournament with the host Gauchos on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. CT. Mizzou continues its West Coast trip with the Mary Nutter Classic in Palm Springs, Calif., from Thursday, Feb. 21 - Friday, Feb. 22. The Tigers will face Maryland and San Diego State in the first day of competition before matching up with Florida on Friday.

More News

Grid
List
FULTON - The Callaway County Sheriff's Office arrested a man early Sunday morning after actively seeking him for two warrants... More >>
30 minutes ago February 07, 2016 Feb 7, 2016 Sunday, February 07 2016 Sunday, February 07, 2016 7:25:50 PM CST in Continuous News
KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis area police officer has been hospitalized after being hit by a car. ... More >>
2 hours ago February 07, 2016 Feb 7, 2016 Sunday, February 07 2016 Sunday, February 07, 2016 5:41:49 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - Grocery stores see an increase in customers during Super Bowl weekend. The National Retail Federation reports total customer... More >>
3 hours ago February 07, 2016 Feb 7, 2016 Sunday, February 07 2016 Sunday, February 07, 2016 4:51:48 PM CST in Continuous News
RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) — An early morning fire in a Kansas City area apartment has killed a child and injured... More >>
4 hours ago February 07, 2016 Feb 7, 2016 Sunday, February 07 2016 Sunday, February 07, 2016 3:01:02 PM CST in Continuous News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The new leader of the Missouri State NAACP says he plans to build a younger, more... More >>
5 hours ago February 07, 2016 Feb 7, 2016 Sunday, February 07 2016 Sunday, February 07, 2016 2:47:03 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Jefferson City man has b een placed on unsupervised probation after he pleaded guilty to... More >>
6 hours ago February 07, 2016 Feb 7, 2016 Sunday, February 07 2016 Sunday, February 07, 2016 1:37:31 PM CST in Continuous News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A second-floor porch in St. Louis collapsed, injuring five people, two seriously. Fire Department Capt.... More >>
6 hours ago February 07, 2016 Feb 7, 2016 Sunday, February 07 2016 Sunday, February 07, 2016 1:31:14 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri state Rep. Genise Montecillo is talking about her suicide attempt in hopes of helping others... More >>
6 hours ago February 07, 2016 Feb 7, 2016 Sunday, February 07 2016 Sunday, February 07, 2016 1:22:48 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - Some Columbia pizza companies deliver hundreds of pizza on Superbowl Sunday with as few as three drivers. ... More >>
6 hours ago February 07, 2016 Feb 7, 2016 Sunday, February 07 2016 Sunday, February 07, 2016 1:07:46 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - Columbia police arrested two men Sunday for stealing from West Middle School. Officers along with a CPD... More >>
7 hours ago February 07, 2016 Feb 7, 2016 Sunday, February 07 2016 Sunday, February 07, 2016 12:00:28 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - Columbia police confirmed reports of shots fired in north Columbia early Sunday morning. Officers were dispatched to... More >>
8 hours ago February 07, 2016 Feb 7, 2016 Sunday, February 07 2016 Sunday, February 07, 2016 11:35:02 AM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - The third annual Black Men Rock event at Columbia College honored leaders in the black community Saturday afternoon.... More >>
1 day ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 6:54:12 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - Police responded to a report of shots fired around 5 p.m. near Olympic Boulevard and Danbury Court in... More >>
1 day ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 6:31:44 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker says he's pleased that a colleague dropped a restraining order against him, but... More >>
1 day ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 5:28:16 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - The fifth annual Lunafest made its way to mid-Missouri Saturday. The festival took place at Stephens College... More >>
1 day ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 5:19:10 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY - A hearing is scheduled in the Missouri Senate Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee for four bills... More >>
1 day ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 4:55:18 PM CST in Continuous News
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The surviving suspect in a multistate crime spree has been booked into a Florida jail. ... More >>
1 day ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 3:39:43 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - A group of kids in Columbia explored space Saturday through a monthly space show at the Columbia Public... More >>
1 day ago February 06, 2016 Feb 6, 2016 Saturday, February 06 2016 Saturday, February 06, 2016 3:24:27 PM CST in Continuous News
Interactive Radar Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 42°
8pm 44°
9pm 40°
10pm 39°
11pm 37°
Select a station to view its upcoming show schedule: KOMU 8 CW Mid-Missouri's CW

Coming Up Next

7:30 pmPitch Perfect
10:00 pmKOMU 8 News @ 10
10:35 pmSports Extra with Chris Gervino

Tonight's Schedule

6:00 pmDateline NBC
7:30 pmPitch Perfect

Coming Up Next

7:00 pmAnother 48 Hrs.
9:00 pmKOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30 pmCougar Town

Tonight's Schedule

7:00 pmAnother 48 Hrs.
9:00 pmKOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30 pmCougar Town