Unscored upon during the regional round, the Missouri Tigers will now be hosting an NCAA Super Regional.
That much was assured Sunday afternoon, when MU beat Iowa State 5-0 to complete a powerful showing throughout the regional tournament at Mizzou Softball Field.
The 14th-ranked Tigers (41-15) were simply too much for the competition all weekend.
On Saturday, freshman Laurin Krings struck out 10 and took a no-hit bid into the final inning as Mizzou hung a 4-0 shutout on Northern Iowa. On Friday, MU beat Illinois-Chicago 8-0.
Pitcher Jordan Weber was the catalyst Friday, a role she revisited Sunday against the Cyclones Sunday. The Lee’s Summit West product didn’t allow a hit, struck out six and walked just two.
Mizzou scored one run in the first, two in the second, one in the third and one more in the top of the seventh, on a solo homer by Broooke Wilmes.
Iowa State, the home team for the 1 p.m. game Sunday in Columbia, had collected the first NCAA softball tourney wins in program history on Saturday to reach the regional final.