Luna throws two-hit shutout in 2-0 win
Texas breaks school record with 108th stolen base of season
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Sophomore All-American Blaire Luna threw another complete-game shutout as third-ranked Texas downed No. 8 Missouri, 2-0, to snap the Tigers 35-game home winning streak. The victory improved the Longhorns to 45-6 on the year and 14-2 in Big 12 play, while the Tigers dropped to 42-7 overall and 11-3 in league action. Texas can clinch the Big 12 title with a win against Missouri in Sunday’s series finale.
Luna (27-4) notched her NCAA-leading 15th shutout of the season in her two-hit effort, allowing just three baserunners, walking one and fanning six in seven innings. Missouri starter Chelsea Thomas (24-5) suffered the loss after allowing two runs on four hits, walking one and striking out seven in her seven innings of work.
Taylor Hoagland got the Horns on the board in the third, ripping a two-out solo homer to right centerfield to give UT a 1-0 edge. The homer was her UT single-season record 14th.
Texas added an insurance run in the seventh when designated player Courtney Craig led off the inning with a solo shot to deep left field that gave the Horns a 2-0 lead. The blast was her 25th career homer and her seventh of the season.
In the fifth, leftfielder Torie Schmidt singled with one out in the inning and promptly stole second base. The steal marked Texas’ 108th stolen base of the season and set a new UT team single-season mark, breaking the previous mark of 107 from 2006. Texas stranded Schmidt and Raygan Feight, who was hit by a pitch in the frame.
Freshman centerfielder Brejae Washington added to the Longhorns’ record books in the sixth. She reached on an error to leadoff the inning and stole second to tie the UT single-season stolen base record of 35 set by Shannon Thomas in 2007.