Feb. 11, 2006
ATLANTA – Missouri’s Jen Bruck (2-1) worked five strong innings, allowing two earned runs and Janessa Roening hit a three-run home run to lead the 18th-ranked Tigers (2-1) past No. 24 Georgia Tech (1-2), 9-3, on Saturday at Glenn Field. Senior Amy Hosier led the Yellow Jackets with two runs batted in.
Hosier drove in the first run of the game on a two-out RBI single up the middle to plate senior shortstop Christine Sheridan who reached on a walk and advanced to second on a single by freshman pitcher Whitney Haller.
The Tigers responded with three runs in the top of the second inning on a successful suicide squeeze by Kathy Masterson, a sacrifice fly by Andee Allen and an error by the Tech center fielder to allow the third and final run of the inning as the Jackets trailed 3-1.
Mizzou added a second unearned run in the third inning as Amanda Renth singled up the middle with two outs to drive in Leanne Bowers who reached on an error by the Tech third baseman as MU led 4-1.
The Tigers pushed across five runs in the top of the fourth inning, highlighted by a three-run home run by Janessa Roening as Mizzou led by seven, 9-2.
Hosier drove in the final run of the game on a bases loaded walk to bring the final score to 9-3.
Freshman right-handed pitcher Whitney Haller (0-1) worked four innings, allowing nine huts, nine runs and seven earned runs.
Sheridan went 1-for-2, with two walks, while sophomore Becky McCraw doubled in her only at bat for the Jackets.
Tech scored three runs, on five hits and had two erros, while MU scored nine runs, on 11 hits and had one error.
Tech will travel to Chattanooga, Tenn., for a non-conference doubleheader against UTC on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The contest is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start.