June 5, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Brittany Schutte homered twice and Kelsey Bruder also went deep to back a six-hit shutout by Stephanie Brombacher as Florida eliminated Missouri from the Women’s College World Series with a 5-0 victory Saturday.
The Tigers (51-13), making their first consecutive World Series appearances, were the first team eliminated for the second straight year.
Schutte hit a two-run shot to right off Kristen Nottelmann (24-9) to open the scoring in the fourth, then added a solo shot off reliever Jana Hainey as the fourth-seeded Gators (49-9) put the game away with two more runs in the seventh.
Three of Florida’s four hits were home runs. The Gators advance to play another elimination game Saturday night against SEC rival Georgia.
Rhea Taylor had three singles for ninth-seeded Missouri, which left eight runners on base against Brombacher (35-7).