MU hosting Washington in series starting Thursday

Princess Krebs is sent home by Missouri coach Ehren Earleywine during Saturday’s action against Hofstra in Columbia.

Princess Krebs is sent home by Missouri coach Ehren Earleywine during Saturday’s action against Hofstra in Columbia. Photo by The Associated Press.

The Missouri Tiger softball team is back in a familiar position at a familiar place.

For the fourth straight season, the Tigers will host an NCAA Division I Super Regional as sixth-seeded Missouri faces 11th-seeded Washington in a best-of-three series starting Thursday.

It’s the sixth consecutive Super Regional appearance for Missouri (38-12), joining Alabama and Arizona State as the longest current streaks. Missouri was 3-1 to capture its regional.

It will be the fifth straight Super Regional appearance for Washington (41-15), who went 3-0 to win its own regional.

The first game of the series is slated for an 8 p.m. start Thursday (ESPN-TV). Friday’s action, with contests slated for 5 and 8 p.m., will be on ESPNU.

The Missouri-Washington winner will advance to the NCAA Softball World Series, scheduled for May 30-June 4 in Oklahoma City.

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