Get 'em today
Mizzou took a 4-1 lead on UCLA in Game 1 of the Super Regionals, but the UCLA offense couldn't be held in check. Paige Lowary faded after a few innings, presumably due in part to the illness she was suffering last weekend (you don't lose 10 pounds, then immediately regain your full strength), and Tori Finucane struggled with control when she came in. UCLA tied the game at 4-4 in the third, scored two more in the fourth, and cruised to a 7-4 lead.
As soon as the pitching let up a little bit, Mizzou's chances went from good to nonexistent. That will be the same case today; if Finucane is able to relax, or if Lowary is able to give another 3-5 good innings over the course of two games, Mizzou could take both games today and advance to the World Series. But when you lose the first game, that makes things awfully tricky.
Game 2 starts at 2:00 p.m. CT on ESPNU.
MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Softball Falls in Opening Super Regional Game at UCLA
The Trib: UCLA outslugs Missouri in Game 1
FINAL: (7) UCLA 7, (10) #Mizzou 4. Tigers are back at it in L.A. tomorrow at 2 p.m. CT on @ESPNU. Win two tomorrow! #MIZ— Mizzou Softball (@MizzouSoftball) May 24, 2015
I have all the faith in the world in our team #OneMizzou— Kelsea Roth (@KelseaRoth) May 24, 2015
It's all about how you answer back. #Leggooo— Amanda Sanchez (@ae_sanchez20) May 24, 2015
66. #Mizzou's new single-season RBI record holder. Congratulations, @samifagan! pic.twitter.com/wWZlV41qUz— Mizzou Softball (@MizzouSoftball) May 24, 2015
Terrence Phillips is going to be a lot of people's favorite Tiger really soon. He might be already. I'm not sure I've ever seen an out-of-stater embrace the school this much before he even shows up on campus.
One and only bat girl Ryleigh pic.twitter.com/qgbCOU5xxl— Terrence Phillips (@FloorGeneral03) May 23, 2015
Mizzou faithful Rollin deep— Terrence Phillips (@FloorGeneral03) May 23, 2015
#MIZ pic.twitter.com/gXTjGMNuOC— Terrence Phillips (@FloorGeneral03) May 23, 2015
Guess who is at UCLA cheering on @MizzouSoftball? Our guy @FloorGeneral03! #MIZ pic.twitter.com/VwPqyYgbfi— Mizzou Basketball (@MizzouHoops) May 23, 2015
Idk a fast ball from a screw ball but I do know what a strike looks like and he ain't giving us one— Terrence Phillips (@FloorGeneral03) May 24, 2015
Bounce back Tigers #Mizzou— Terrence Phillips (@FloorGeneral03) May 24, 2015
Hearing from @MizzouSoftball parents at the team hotel that @MizzouHoops signee @FloorGeneral03 is a polite and friendly young man. #MIZ— Patrick Crawford (@p_crawf) May 24, 2015
Had fun being around the @MizzouSoftball family today— Terrence Phillips (@FloorGeneral03) May 24, 2015