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Softball Loses 7-2 at UT Martin

Softball Loses 7-2 at UT Martin

April 7, 2011

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By Patrick Clark
Southeast Missouri State Sports Information

MARTIN, Tenn. - The Southeast Missouri State softball team started their six-game Ohio Valley Conference road swing with an 7-2 loss to UT Martin on Thursday afternoon. The loss dropped the Redhawks to 14-21 overall and keeps them in fourth in the league standings with a 8-7 record.

The Redhawks jumped on the scoreboard in the opening inning with two runs thanks to sophomore Taylor Cowan (Columbia, Mo.) continued her hitting tear with a two-out, two-run single. Renee Kertz (St. Louis, Mo.) and Carmen Fowler (Lawrenceville, Ga.) scored on the play.

That would be all the runs the Redhawks would score as Skyhawk (21-14, 10-3 OVC) ace Chelsea Jones pitched six scoreless innings for the complete game victory.

The Redhawks managed just three singles the rest of the game.

Their only real threat after the first came in the fourth as the Redhawks loaded the bases with two outs. Jones got Evan Sallis (Muskogee, Okla.) to pop up to end the inning.

The Skyhawks offense scored in all but one inning. They tied the game in their half of the first, 2-2 before scoring a run apiece in the second and third innings.

In the fourth inning, they added two more runs before scoring their final run in the fifth for the final margin of victory.

Freshman Shea Cothren (Paragould, Ark.) received the loss and fell to 3-9 on the season. She allowed three runs on four hits and lasted just 1.2 innings.

Cowan pitched 4.0 innings of relief and allowed three runs on three hits. She struckout three and did not issue a walk.

Jones improved to 11-5 in the circle for the Skyhawks, including 6-1 against OVC opponents.

Cowan finished 1-for-3, extending her hitting streak to seven games. Her two RBI gives her five multiple-RBI games this season. Cheyenne Gipson (Skiatook, Okla.) finished 2-for-3 for her fifth multiple-hit game of the season.

The Redhawks next travel to Nashville, Tenn. for a three-game series against Tennessee State. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday, April 9 starting at 1:00 p.m. before concluding the series on Sunday.

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