Mizzou softball shuts out South Dakota State 13-0
CLERMONT, Florida - Mizzou softball finished the Dot Richardson Invitational with a 4-1 record after taking down South Dakota State 13-0 on Sunday. Junior Sami Fagan went 2-for-4, recording two home runs and five RBI in the Tigers' rout of the Jackrabbits.
The Tigers had 12 hits and drew eight walks, kick-started by Fagan's three-run home run in the first which put the Tigers up 3-0 only three batters into the game.
There were no more scores until the fifth inning when Mizzou took a 6-0 lead. Junior Taylor Gadbois hit a single to centerfield and Emily Crane brought her home with her RBI base knock. The Jackrabbits pitched two consecutive walks, and then freshman Paige Bange his her first career RBI on a groundout to the right side of the infield. The last run was scored when Mizzou was able to capitalize on an SDSU error.
The Tigers improved on their already large lead in the seventh inning when senior Corrin Genovese hit a bases-clearing triple to push the score to 9-0. Fagan hit her second home run of the game later in the frame to record two more runs for the Tigers, followed by sophomore Kirsten Mack's first home run of the 2015 season over the centerfield wall.
Cheyenne Baxter not only got her first start as a Tiger on Sunday, but also her first win pitching 4.1 innings, aand striking out five batters while allowing zero runs.
The Tigers next play at the Mary Nutter Classic in California on February 19.