Posted: Apr 30, 2013 1:53 PM
Updated: Apr 30, 2013 2:54 PM
COLUMBIA — Missouri softball (29-9, 13-7 SEC) holds the No. 11 spot in the NFCA Division I Top 25 poll announced Tuesday.
The Tigers went 2-1 against then-No. 19 Kentucky Wildcats April 26-28. Two-time All-American pitcher Chelsea Thomas pitched 6.0 shutout innings in a 7-0 victory Sunday to win the series.
The team is joined by six other Southeastern Conference programs: No. 2 Florida, No.4 Tennessee, No. 7 Alabama, No. 8 LSU, No. 14 Texas A&M and No. 20 Kentucky.
Missouri will be on the road for a non-conference doubleheader at Western Illinois (13-21) on Wednesday, May 1, in Macomb, Ill. The games are scheduled for 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Mary Ellen McKee Stadium.
Mizzou then returns home to University Field for its final home regular season action, a three-game series against SEC foe Tennessee from Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5. Senior Day festivities will take place post-game on Sunday.