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Kat Moore lifts MSU softball to series victory at Missouri

The Bulldogs downed the Tigers 6-3.

Posted: Mar 18, 2018 11:21 PM

COLUMBIA, Mo. (WTVA/MSU Athletics) - With the game locked at 3-3 in the fourth, junior Kat Moore knocked a solo home run to spark a 6-3 comeback as No. 20 Mississippi State (25-4, 2-1 SEC) clinched a series victory at Missouri (17-14, 1-5 SEC) Sunday at Mizzou Stadium.

Moore led MSU at the plate going 2-for-3 with two RBIs, including the go-ahead home run in the fourth inning. Senior Calyn Adams also turned in a 2-for-3 outing with an RBI double.

Freshman Emily Williams earned the start, tossing 2.1 innings. Williams allowed three runs, two earned off three hits, three walks with one strikeout. Senior Holly Ward was virtually untouchable in relief. Over 4.2 innings, Ward allowed just one hit and struck out six.

The series win over Missouri is the first for the Bulldogs in program history since the Tigers joined the league for the 2014 season.

The Tigers loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the first with help of two walks and a single to deep short, but senior Reggie Harrison retired the side with some great range to snag a tricky pop up in shallow center to retire the side.

Taking that momentum into the dugout, junior Sarai Niu led off the inning with her second-career triple, her first since her freshman season back in 2016, with a shot in the gap to right center. Moore knocked the go-ahead shot, taking advantage of the Tiger infield playing her shallow, with a single slapped over the second baseman's head to pick up an RBI. Adams made it a 2-0 lead for the Bulldogs with another MSU hit to the gap in right center with a two-out, RBI double.

Freshman Mia Davidson extended the Bulldog lead to 3-0 in the top of the third with her team-leading 10th home run of the season. The solo shot moved Davidson into a tie for eighth on MSU's single-season home run chart.

Missouri answered back in the bottom of the third with a walk and two doubles to cut MSU's lead to one run. With two outs, an infield bobble allowed an unearned run to score for the Tigers to lock the game up at 3-3.

The Bulldogs answered right back as Moore put MSU back on top in the fourth, leading off the inning with her second home run of the season with a solo shot to right field. MSU would follow the solo homer by loading the bases with help of a Mizzou error and singles by Adams and redshirt junior Bevia Robinson. A Davidson bases-loaded, one-out walk pushed MSU's lead to 5-3 before the Tigers turned an inning-ending double play to limit the damage.

A Missouri double play wiped away a lead-off single by Carmen Carter in the sixth, but Robinson manufactured a run by legging out a triple to left field and scoring on a wild pitch.

In relief, Ward produced shutdown inning after shutdown inning, retiring 11 straight Tigers before allowing a one-out single up the middle in the top of the seventh. The right-hander responded, stranding the runner at second to clinch the series win.

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Cases: 292811

Reported Deaths: 6613
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