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2016 NCAA Softball Tournament, Missouri vs. BYU final score: Tigers win 9-0 over Cougars via run-rule

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The Tigers take their opening round game against the Cougars.

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The 15th ranked Missouri Tigers softball team made quick work of BYU on Tuesday night in Columbia, winning 9-0 in five innings via a run-rule finish.

The Tigers jumped all over BYU right out of the gates as they would pepper their opponents throughout the first few innings. The biggest blow of the night was a grand slam by Amanda Sanchez that pushed the lead to 7-0. Two runs would later be tacked on to put the Tigers up to nine in the runs column, and with that, would never look back.

Paige Lowary dominated yet again on the mound for Mizzou, throwing five clean innings of baseball with five strikeouts to boot. Lowary was rarely challenged by BYU's hitters despite issuing two walks in the fourth inning. Her defense backed her up and she maintained confidence on the mound to help lead the Tigers to victory.

Mizzou now turns their attention to former Big 12 rival Nebraska on Friday afternoon. Should the Tigers win, they will then play in the Regional Final on Saturday at University Field in Columbia against the winner of BYU-Louisville.