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Missouri beats UCLA, 2-1

Chelsea Thomas' complete game leads Missouri to the upset of second-seeded Bruins.

May 24, 2009|Staff Reports

Chelsea Thomas pitched a complete game and retired the side in order after giving up a seventh-inning home run to lead Missouri to a 2-1 upset of second-seeded UCLA in the first game of an NCAA super regional Saturday night at Easton Stadium.

UCLA's Dani Yudin gave the Bruins hope with a home run leading off the seventh, but Thomas got the next three batters on a strikeout, groundout and lineout.

UCLA (44-10) must win twice today to advance to the Women's College World Series at Oklahoma City. The teams play at 12:30 p.m. and will force a second game later this afternoon should UCLA win the first one.

Missouri (49-9) scored in the second inning Saturday when Andee Allen doubled in pinch-runner Michaele Vock. Earlier in the inning, Micaela Minner led off with a single.

The Tigers made it 2-0 in the third on a sacrifice fly by Gina Schneider.

UCLA junior Megan Langenfeld went the distance but fell to 16-2. The Bruins stranded seven runners.

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