Women continue to win in Mizzou Tournament

By Karen Mitchell

Mackenzie Sykes (4) celebrates her grand slam with teammates Saturday.

Mackenzie Sykes (4) celebrates her grand slam with teammates Saturday.

The Missouri softball team picked up two wins in different fashion on the second day of  the Mizzou Tournament. The Tigers crushed North Dakota State 11-2 then squeezed by Oklahoma State, 2-1.

The Tigers had 16 hits in the first game, including a grand slam by Mackenzie Sykes in the fourth inning to break the game open, 7-0. They scored eight runs off eight hits in the fourth inning to lead North Dakota State 11-0. The Bisons were able to put up two runs in the top of the fifth but it wasn’t enough to prolong the game.

Casey Stangel earned the win in the first game, improving her record to 10-4.

In the third game of the day, the Tigers managed only three hits but that was enough to score runs from Taylor Gadbois and Emily Crane for the win. Pitcher Tori Finucane went the full seven innings, throwing nine strike outs and giving up five hits. Her record is now 9-3.

Missouri (21-7, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) is scheduled to play UMKC at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, the last day of the tournament.

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