Just a couple hours ago, Big 12 leader Missouri completed a 12-0 run-rule shellacking of Texas Tech here in Lubbock (article). As noted in the ESPN.com article I cited in yesterday’s posting, Mizzou relies on both aggressive baserunning and powerful hitting. I was able to take what I think are some decent photos of the action.
First, the Tigers’ Lindsey Ubrun, here being pursued by Red Raider catcher Holley Gentsch in a rundown, ran back toward third fast enough to draw a throw from Gentsch, and then beat the throw back home (you can click on this photo — and all others — to enlarge them).
Stacy Delaney, a University of Michigan transfer (ouch!) started for the Tigers, but was given the afternoon off after a few innings once the game appeared out of reach for the Red Raiders.
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The only bright spots for Texas Tech were the weather (mild and sunny) and the attendance (not bad, considering the spring football game was going on opposite softball).