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Thomas Hammers Tennessee With No-Hitter, Helps Missouri Nail Down #3 Seed In SEC Tournament

Posted: Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 5:54 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

The Missouri Softball Squad did what it had to…to get the best possible seed in week’s Southeastern Conference Tournament, and Pleasantville Native Chelsea Thomas had a big hand in it. Thomas told KNIA/KRLS Sports last week in an interview aired on the Marion County PM Sports Page that her team needed to win at least two of the three games this past weekend to assure themselves of a high seed in the S-E-C Tournament. Thomas did her part Saturday afternoon with her 14th career no-hitter and first in a conference game of any kind since a win over Oklahoma State last season when the Tigers still played in the Big 12. Missouri dropped the nightcap to Tennessee of the Saturday doubleheader but came back to beat the Volunteers on Sunday 12-8. Thomas says the SEC Tournament this week will be tough, because any of the teams can win it. Missouri will now travel to Lexington, Kentucky for the conference tournament starting on Wednesday. The Tigers received the third seed and will take on sixth seed Arkansas Thursday night.