Missouri wins softball regional with two victories over DePaul

COLUMBIA, Mo. — With their backs against the wall and their softball season on the line, the Missouri Tigers came out swinging Sunday.

Facing a pair of elimination games against DePaul in the Columbia Regional, the Tigers won the opener 7-3 before routing the Blue Demons 8-0 in six innings in the championship game as Chelsea Thomas twirled a no-hitter.

With the victories, No. 5 seed Missouri will face No. 12 Washington in the NCAA Super Regional. The Tigers will host the series, which opens at 8 p.m. Saturday (ESPN2-TV).

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After losing to DePaul on Saturday in the third ....


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