No. 15 Missouri softball shuts out Missouri State 6-0

4 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, April 23 2015 Apr 23, 2015 Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:59:00 PM CDT April 23, 2015 in Mizzou Xtra
By: Samantha Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

SPRINGIFELD - The No. 15 Missouri softball team won its eighth straight game Thursday night against Missouri State, 6-0. The Tigers improved to 33-10 on the season with the win.

In its last eight games, Mizzou has outscored its opponents 79-10. Taylor Gadbois hit bunt single, stole second then came across home on Sami Fagan's single to put the Tigers up early.

Gadbois, leading off for the Tigers, went 2-for-4 with a stolen base. She is 10-with-13 along with eight stolen bases in her last three games. Fagan has now reached base safely in 30 consecutive games off her RBI single in the first, which is the third longest streak in Mizzou history.

Senior Corrin Genovese hit a single bloop to center followed by Kelsea Roth's two-run blast over the left wall to put Mizzou up 4-0 with two-outs in the third inning.

Roth then hit her second two-run homer of the game in the top of the fifth, tying her career-high with four RBI in the process. Her 41 career home runs puts her fifth all-time on Mizzou's career home run list.

Freshman Paige Lowary got the start in the circle threw 7.0 innings allowing zero runs on four hits with six strikeouts.

She re-entered the game in the bottom of the fifth and pitched the Tigers out of a bases loaded, no out jam. She fanned the first batter then induced a double play to end the inning. Lowary sealed the shutout for the Tigers by retiring the final eight Bears batters.

The Tigers host No. 3 LSU at University Field for a three-game set beginning Saturday at 2 p.m.

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