GULF SHORES, Ala.
- Emily Messer went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI to lead #25 South Alabama (5-0) to a 5-2 win over Southeast Missouri (1-4) Sunday at the Sand Dollar Classic.
Tied, 2-2, after three innings, USA took the lead when it pushed across two runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Megan Harris singled and stole second. A but single and an error helped Harris come around to score. Messer later touched home when Haleigh Lowe grounded out, giving the Jaguars a 4-2 lead.
Messer singled home USA's final run with two outs in the fifth.
Devin Brown (3-0) picked up the win in relief, tossing four scoreless no-hit innings with eight strikeouts.Haley Thogmartin
(1-2) suffered the loss, allowing seven hits and three runs in three innings. Thogmartin struck out two and walked three, as well.
USA outhit Southeast, 11-5.Harli Wheeler
paced the Redhawks with two hits, while Savannah Carpenter
, Haylee Krack
and Nicole Deering
added one apiece.
Southeast, which wrapped up play at the Sand Dollar Classic, returns to action at the Western Kentucky Tournament on Feb. 26-28.