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Missouri softball’s getting no respect in the polls

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Missouri’s getting no respect in the softball polls, and Larissa Anderson has had enough

Missouri only received 15 votes in the latest NFCA Softball Coaches Poll on Tuesday, and coach Larissa Anderson took to Twitter to voice some frustrations:

I’m sure back-to-back losses to end the Tennessee series didn’t help Missouri’s case, but there’s still plenty of season left for the Tigers to break into the poll — and hopeful save their best ball for late in the year, as postseason approaches.

The Columbia Missourian took a longer look at Missouri’s merits, and the team’s frustrations, in this article.

Missouri baseball walks-off SLU in extra innings

Hey, no more extra inning games for a while, ok Mizzou?

Missouri beat SLU 4-3 on Tuesday, as Chad McDaniel’s bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 11th forced in the winning run.

Kameron Misner’s struggles continued as he went 0-for-3, but he did have three walks.

Here are the final stats:

After busy Monday, Sophie Cunningham picks up another award on Tuesday

On Monday, Cunningham was named to the AP All-America third team and also selected for the 3-point contest at the Final Four. On Tuesday, Cunningham picked up more third-team All-America honors, this time courtesy of the US Basketball Writers Association.

She’s the first Missouri player to get honored by the USBWA.

Cunningham also got the feature treatment from Benjamin Hochman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, who took a look at her WNBA future and spoke with current WNBA coach Bill Laimbeer about Cunningham’s stock.

Laimbeer told Hochman:

“She’s not afraid,” he said. “She’s smart. She involves her teammates. She makes big shots. Her physical capabilities will be wildly tested in this league, there are so many players who are fast and strong and can shoot. So the competition at her position will be enormous. But she’s a competitor, I’ve seen her play. I like how she plays. She’s still got to make a roster and (create) playing time.”

Check out Hochman’s article for more insight into Cunningham’s potential fit in the pros.

Missouri women’s basketball loses guard Kelsey Winfrey to transfer

Kelsey Winfrey, a sophomore from Lebanon, Mo., announced her intention to transfer to Drury on Tuesday.

Winfrey averaged 2.7 minutes a game this season, appearing in 16 with one start. She appeared in 12 games as a freshman, averaging 2.4 minutes per game that season.

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More Links:

  • Missouri’s back from spring break and back on the spring practice grind; gives a rundown of Tuesday’s practice in their latest Five Downs (FREE).
  • Speaking of spring football, look who stopped by practice on Tuesday: