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One win away from a sweep
Mizzou and No. 3 LSU start the third game of their series tonight at 6pm at University Field on the SEC Network. (Four prepositional phrases in a row!) Mizzou has absolutely dominated the first two.
Mizzou 10, LSU 2
MUTIGERS.COM: No. 15 Mizzou Softball Run-Rules No. 3 LSU to Clinch Series Win
The Trib: MU softball team beats No. 3 LSU again for 10th straight win
The Missourian: No. 15 Missouri softball run-rules No. 3 LSU and wins the series in the process
#Mizzou has won 10 straight since the game Earleywine was ejected from. Make of that what you will.— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) April 26, 2015
Asked a couple players, plus Earleywine, about a possible link between the two. They said it's a coincidence and team is simply playing well— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) April 26, 2015
Kirsten Mack: "That's a huge win. We're playing well. Like the coaches said in the dugout, we're beating them and we're playing ...— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) April 26, 2015
... good softball, not great softball."— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) April 26, 2015
...a really, really bad week for Mizzou Baseball -- like, an "0-4, all against ranked teams, and only two of the games were particularly close" week -- finished with a sweep in Nashville. Gotta figure this week finished any hopes Missouri had of hosting an NCAA Regional, but we'll see what happens this week. Tim Jamieson's Tigers travel to Springfield tomorrow for the second half of the home-and-home with Missouri State. Wouldn't be a bad time to start the bounce back...
Mike Alden is officially no longer Missouri's athletic director. It says so on the Staff Directory page and everything. Basically his last act in office was to secure a big raise and extension for Gary Pinkel, which is a pretty nice way of dropping the mic, huh?
The Trib had a couple of nice, big Alden pieces this weekend.
More on Pinkel
MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou, Pinkel Agree to New Contract Terms
The Trib: Pinkel gets extension, raise to $4.02 million
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou rewards Pinkel with new contract
The Missourian: Gary Pinkel receives contract extension, raise
PowerMizzou: Pinkel gets extension, raise
Track & Field
MUTIGERS.COM: Garton with a Victory at Drake Relays
MUTIGERS.COM: Crocker Clinches Drake Relays Title on Final Day
The Missourian: MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Missouri sprinters use pre-race rituals to keep them grounded