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

3 years 5 months 5 days 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
COLUMBIA — Road closings this summer in downtown Columbia could make it harder to enjoy local shops and restaurants in... More >>
6 hours ago July 24, 2016 Jul 24, 2016 Sunday, July 24 2016 Sunday, July 24, 2016 3:43:00 AM CDT in News
LAKE OF THE OZARKS — One person was injured after a boat caught on fire at the 38-mile marker by... More >>
11 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:10:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has received a $1 million gift, the largest in its... More >>
16 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 5:07:03 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A 51-year-old man is accused of pulling over a vehicle and acting as if he were... More >>
16 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 4:46:46 PM CDT in News
COOPER COUNTY — A man has been charged in relation to a hostage standoff east of Boonville Friday morning. ... More >>
17 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 4:15:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — MU Interim Chancellor Hank Foley announced the members of the Advisory Committee for the Director of Athletics search... More >>
17 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 4:01:00 PM CDT in Sports
COLUMBIA — With the extreme heat this weekend, local medical experts told people to be aware of the signs of... More >>
17 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 3:53:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — Out-of-towners from across the state are boosting sales for local businesses and restaurants downtown this weekend. The... More >>
18 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 3:13:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY — The Jefferson City Knights of Columbus hosted a barbecue fundraiser for the country's first Special Olympics training... More >>
19 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 1:54:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — Athletes, parents, and officials across Columbia tried to beat the heat while participating in the Show Me State... More >>
20 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 1:21:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral for a Kansas City, Kansas, police captain shot... More >>
21 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 12:10:16 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A federal judge has tossed out a woman's lawsuit against Home Depot over the deaths of... More >>
22 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 11:38:15 AM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City, Missouri , man is accused of spitting in a police officer's eye and... More >>
22 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 11:29:44 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — A group of young athletes braved the high heat this morning doing more than most people do before... More >>
23 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:36:00 AM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Roy Blunt has served in Congress for two decades, but as he seeks re-election to the... More >>
1 day ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 9:39:32 AM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — An incoming high school senior from the Kansas City area will be one of the youngest... More >>
1 day ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 9:33:00 AM CDT in News
BOONE COUNTY — The Boone County Fair had better turnout than expected with Sturgeon hosting it for the first time.... More >>
1 day ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 6:02:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — Early Thursday morning, a man was shot during an argument with a neighbor about a “no parking” sign... More >>
1 day ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 12:03:00 AM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 85°
10am 87°
11am 89°
12pm 91°
1pm 93°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

9:00a
Meet the Press
10:00a
The Chica Show
10:30a
Noodle and Doodle
9:00a
Campmeeting
10:00a
Christian Worship Hour
10:30a
In Search of the Lord's Way

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Hollywood Game Night
8:00p
American Ninja Warrior
7:00p
Bulletproof Heart
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Cougar Town