Missouri ace Paige Lowary struggled with her command after taking a line drive to the head in February, but she’s finally rounding back into form and ready for a rematch with Michigan. The Tigers, 42-14, play at the Wolverines, 49-5, on Saturday and Sunday with a berth in the Women’s College World Series at stake.
Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine, who is being investigated by the university for alleged verbal abuse of players, said Wednesday that he is working with a psychologist in an effort to communicate better with his team.
The investigation into Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine is no longer strictly an athletic department matter. The university’s Title IX Office is also part of the investigation, which remains ongoing, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Star. That office handles complaints regarding sex-based discrimination.
Missouri’s season ended Tuesday with a 7-0 opening-round loss to Vanderbilt at the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament in Hoover, Ala. Shortly after the loss, the Tigers’ athletic department refuted a report that coach Tim Jamieson would retire.
Michael Porter Jr., the No. 2 recruit in the 2017 class based on Rivals recruiting rankings, trimmed his list of prospective schools to five on Monday, keeping Missouri in contention. Washington, which recently hired his father as an assistant coach, is considered the favorite.
Missouri baseball has never defeated Vanderbilt since joining the Southeastern Conference, but sophomore ace Tanner Houck will try to change that Tuesday in the opening game of the conference baseball tourney in Hoover, Ala.
Missouri pitchers Tori Finucane and Paige Lowary both were hit in the head by line drives during the last year, putting the issue of player safety in softball in the spotlight. Both now wear protective masks when they pitch, a growing trend in the softball community.
Missouri crushed Nebraska 8-0 on Friday to earn a spot in the NCAA regional final, which is set for Saturday at University Field in Columbia. The Tigers will again face the Cornhuskers, who rebounded to eliminate BYU, with a super regional berth at stake.
Turns out, the “EKU” that appeared last weekend on former Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk’s social media profile did stand for Eastern Kentucky University. A spokesman for the Colonels’ football team confirmed Friday that Mauk had signed an athletic grant-in-aid agreement.
No. 15 seed Missouri softball opened NCAA regional play Thursday with a 9-0 win in five innings against BYU. The game was most memorable for Amanda Sanchez’s grand slam as a hot-air balloon with a banner supporting embattled Tigers coach Ehren Earleywine drifted by University Field.
Mizzou coach Ehren Earleywine and junior catcher Kirsten Mack discusses their team's 5-3 loss to Michigan in Game 1 of Saturday's Super Regional. Mack who led her Tigers with two hits on the day, including a solo home run in the sixth inning.
Missouri pitcher Tori Finucane was injured by a batted ball last May and now wears a protective face mask in the field. She is part of a growing trend of players opting for safety over style and convention.
Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine discussed his team's win Thursday during NCAA regional play at University Field in Columbia. Sophomores Amanda Sanchez, left, and Paige Lowary, right, talked about the hot air balloon that passed the field with a banner in support of their embattled coach.