Missouri beats OU, falls to Baylor

Missouri's Shana White, left, celebrates with teammate Megan Christopher, right, after scoring against Oklahoma in the second inning of an NCAA Women's College World Series softball game, Saturday, June 4, 2011, in Oklahoma City. Missouri won 4-1, but later lost to Baylor.

Missouri's Shana White, left, celebrates with teammate Megan Christopher, right, after scoring against Oklahoma in the second inning of an NCAA Women's College World Series softball game, Saturday, June 4, 2011, in Oklahoma City. Missouri won 4-1, but later lost to Baylor. Photo by The Associated Press.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Missouri Tigers ended a 20-year drought at the Women’s College World Series by getting a win early Saturday, but were eliminated in the wee hours this morning.

After Missouri stayed alive with a win over Oklahoma to start the day, the Tigers were eliminated with a 1-0 loss to Baylor in 13 innings later on.

Chelsea Thomas struck out 19 and scattered eight hits over those 13 innings, but the last hit was the most costly, as the Bears’ Holly Holl hit an 0-2 pitch over the left-field fence at 12:05 a.m. to eliminate the Tigers (53-10).

In the Tigers’ first game of the day, Thomas tied the school record for most wins in a season as Missouri knocked Oklahoma out of the WCWS with a 4-1 victory.

Missouri is now 2-12 in the WCWS in six appearances and 1-6 under head coach Ehren Earleywine.

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