Mizzou Softball 2015
The Mizzou Tigers came through their Regional as the host without many scratches, winning all three games and setting up a trip to Los Angeles to take on the #7 seed UCLA Bruins for the right to extend their season in OKC.
Gary Pinkel is working with athletic director Mack Rhoades on facilities and sharing, Kim Anderson might make another hire, Mizzou Softball heads to the Super Regionals, and it's been 50 years since Mizzou Indoor Track won its national title.
In the deciding game of the NCAA Columbia Regional against Kansas, Mizzou maneuvered around an awkward pitching arrangement -- Paige Lowary was sick, Tori Finucane was tired, and Cheyenne Baxter was not very experienced against high-caliber opponents -- to jump out to a 7-2 lead, then hold on for dear life. Despite a late KU charge, the Tigers prevailed, 7-6. Mizzou, the overall No. 10 seed, advances to face No. 7 UCLA in next week's Super Regional. Here's the updated bracket. We'll have plenty of preview work in the coming days, but for now ... Regional title: check. Two more wins over KU: check. Not a bad weekend.