CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.
– Southeast Missouri (17-18, 2-8) dropped a pair of games to Murray State (28-13, 5-4), 11-6, 6-1, at the Southeast Softball Complex Sunday.
SEMO pounded out 13 hits in game one with a season-high 3-for-4 performance from freshman left fielder Claudia Gallo
Down, 7-1, Gallo sparked a one-out rally with a triple to right center in the bottom of the fifth inning. Gallo later scored on an error before Parker Bandy
tripled down the right field line to score Mykaela Arellanes
. Rachel Anderson
followed with a two-out double to bring home Bandy, dicing the Racers lead to 7-4.
SEMO, which kept battling, made a big push during its final at-bat in the seventh.
The Redhawks managed to get two more runs and had the bases loaded with Madison Harris
representing the tying run on deck. However, relief pitcher Haven Campbell forced Gallo to ground out, silencing the threat.
Gallo was one of four players with multiple-hits for the Redhawks. Anderson, Riley Hayes
and Addison Barnouski
followed with two hits each.
(10-6) was credited with the loss. She struck out two, walked three and gave up eight runs on 13 hits in 5.1 innings.
Mason Robinson (19-6) picked up her 19th
win of the season for MSU. All of SEMO's hits and runs came against Robinson, who worked 6.2 innings.
Campbell earned her first save of the season after recording the final out.
Tied, 1-1, in the bottom of the second inning of game two, Mackenzie Hoelting
relieved starter Alexis Estes
with one out and a runner on second. Maggie Glass hit Hoelting's first delivery over the left center wall to give the Racers a 3-1 advantage.
MSU then tacked on three more runs on four hits and with the help of two errors in the seventh to close out its doubleheader sweep.
' two-out triple down the right field line gave the Redhawks their only lead of the day in the bottom of the fourth.
Estes (5-5) gave up two runs and eight hits in 5.1 innings.
Amber Van Duyse (1-0) collected her first win of the season. Van Duyse went the distance allowing just one run on six hits. She struck out three and walked three, as well.
SEMO rounds out its five-game homestand with a midweek game against regional-rival Southern Illinois on Apr. 12. First pitch is set for 4 p.m., CT, at the Southeast Softball Complex.