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Redhawks Soar Past Falcons, Fall to Aces at Final Day of UE Tournament
Freshman Savannah Carpenter hit her first career home run against Bowling Green Sunday afternoon.

Redhawks Soar Past Falcons, Fall to Aces at Final Day of UE Tournament

Southeast Missouri 4, Bowling Green 1 - Box Score
Evansville 9, Southeast Missouri 2 - Box Score

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Southeast Missouri (5-11) defeated Bowling Green State (8-7) Sunday afternoon, 4-1, before falling to Evansville (6-9) in the final game of the Evansville Tournament, 9-2 in a rain-shortened game. 

Southeast Missouri 4, Bowling Green 1

The Redhawks got on the board in the first inning; this is the first game Southeast scored first since Feb. 23 against Nicholls. Freshman Savannah Carpenter hit the first home run of her career with runners on first and second to go up 3-0 on the Falcons. 

The Falcons narrowed the Redhawk lead in the fifth by manufacturing a run and scoring on an RBI single to right field, 3-1 Southeast. 

Southeast was quick to take the run back in the bottom of the inning when Kaitlin Zink scored on an RBI single from Taylor Cowan to retake a three-run lead. 

Southeast held on through the end of the game to pick up their fifth win of the season. 

The Redhawks out-hit Bowling Green 8-5 in the contest. 

Carpenter was perfect in game one with a 3-for-3 performance with three RBI and a run scored off her home run. Simone Patterson, Xia Wilson, Alexis Anderson, Zink, and Cowan all contributed a hit.

Cowan (3-5) pitched her seventh complete game this season, her second of the tournament. Cowan gave up one run on five hits, striking out two batters and walking one. 

Jamie Kertes (3-4) pitched 1.0 innings after giving up four runs in the first. Paris Imholz pitched 5.0 innings in relief for the Falcons. 

Evansville 9, Southeast Missouri 2

The Redhawks touched home first when Renee Terry scored on an error to go up 1-0 on Evansville in the second inning.

The Aces added two runs of their own in their half of the second when two runs crossed home; one on a single, one on a fielder's choice, going up 1-2 on Southeast. 

Simone Patterson launched her first home run of the season over the fence to tie the ball game at 2-2 in the top of the third inning. 

The Purple Aces pulled away from Southeast in the bottom of the inning, manufacturing three runs on four hits and a Redhawk error, re-taking the lead, 2-5. 

Evansville added two more in the fourth as well as two in the fifth to take a commanding lead of 2-9 over the Redhawks. 

After five and a half innings, the game was called due to rain; final score: 2-9 Evansville. 

Evansville out-hit Southeast 9-5 in the contest.

S. Patterson went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored with her home run. 

After pitching a complete game earlier, Cowan (3-6) pitched 3.0 innings, suffering the loss, giving up six runs on six hits. Hannah Clemons pitched 2.0 innings in relief, giving up three runs on three hits. 

Sarah Baldwin (1-2) recorded her first win of the season, putting up 5.0 innings of work, giving up two runs on three hits. 

Southeast Missouri returns home Wednesday, Mar. 13, to host the Indiana State Sycamores in a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. at the Southeast Softball Complex. OVC play begins Mar. 16 in Murray for a three-game series against the Racers.

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