- Southeast Missouri (8-2) swept Southwestern Athletic Conference foe Alcorn State (3-7) in a doubleheader, 8-0, 7-5, Saturday.
SEMO's first three hitters in the lineup consisting of Brooke Rheinecker
(2-for-3, 2 runs), Mykaela Arellanes
(2-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs) and Addison Barnouski
(3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) combined to hit .777 in game one.
The Redhawks pounded out 12 hits and scored three runs in both the first and fourth innings en route to their second shutout of the season. SEMO also beat an opponent in five innings for the fourth time this year.
Barnouski launched a two-run home run and Ashley Ellis
drove in Parker Bandy
to give SEMO a quick 3-0 lead in the top of the first.
Arellanes led off the third with a home run to left center and Barnouski scored an unearned run on a sacrifice fly by Bandy to push the Redhawks lead to 5-0.
SEMO got another home run, this time by Riley Hayes
, to ignite its three-run rally in the fifth inning. Arellanes also had an RBI-double as the Redhawks buried the Braves in five innings.
(4-1) picked up the win. Krumrey went the distance, allowing four hits and striking out four. She pitched her second shutout this season.
Madi Creed (1-2) took the loss. Creed scattered eight hits and gave up seven runs in 3.1 innings.
In game two, SEMO put together two more three-run innings to key a 7-5 victory.
After falling behind, 2-0, in the bottom of the first, the Redhawks took the lead when Darby Pruett
hit an RBI-double down the left field line and Claire Wernig
delivered a two-RBI single.
Alcorn State regained a 4-3 edge in the bottom of the third, but SEMO countered with four unanswered runs to put the win on ice.
smacked a two-RBI triple and scored on an error in the fourth inning and scored once more on a sacrifice fly by Claudia Gallo
in the fifth.
(3-0) nailed down the win, tossing six innings with three strikeouts. Mackenzie Hoelting
picked up the save, her first of the season.
Jazmin Castillo (1-2) suffered the loss. Castillo walked five, struck out two, gave up seven hits and seven runs in five innings.
Anderson went 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Ellis finished at 2-for-4 to lead SEMO in the nightcap.
The Redhawks, who are on a five-game winning streak, return to action at the All-Missouri Cancer Classic in Kansas City Mar. 4-5.