May 11, 2009
Missouri pitcher Chelsea Thomas, center, celebrates with teammates at the end of the the Big 12 softball tournament championship game against Oklahoma, in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 10, 2009. Thomas pitched two-hit shutout as Missouri defeated top-seeded Oklahoma 5-0 to win its first Big 12 softball title in 12 years. From left to right, Megan Christopher, Gina Schneider, Thomas and Abby Vock.
Gina Schneider homered to back a two-hit shutout by freshman Chelsea Thomas as Missouri beat top-seeded Oklahoma, 5-0, Sunday to win its first Big 12 softball title in 12 years. Thomas (13-4) struck out four and walked two in her third straight start without giving up a run. She has thrown 18 straight scoreless innings since losing to the Sooners, 4-2, two weeks ago.