Missouri (17-14) vs. Southeast Missouri (15-9)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
4 p.m., CT (DH)
Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Southeast Softball Complex (600)
Missouri leads, 31-5
Missouri 9, SEMO 1 (Apr. 17, 2017 / Columbia, Mo.)
Head Coaches: Mark Redburn
(238-321 overall; 73-96 at SEMO; 30-43 OVC). Gina Fogue (17-14 overall; 17-14 at Mizzou).
Video: OVC Digital Network
Live Stats: Game 1
Southeast Missouri Notes
Redhawks Host In-State Foe Missouri
Southeast Missouri (15-9) plays host to SEC member Missouri (17-14) Wednesday. The Redhawks and Tigers will play a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m., CT.
Follow the Redhawks
Live stats for Wednesday's doubleheader can be accessed at GoSoutheast.com. Video will be available online at the OVC Digital Network. Twitter updates provided @SEMOsoftball.
Memphis Tiger Classic Champions
The Redhawks wrapped up tournament play with a perfect 4-0 record to win the Memphis Tiger Classic on Mar. 17-18. Southeast beat host Memphis, 8-7, South Dakota, 10-2, and fellow Ohio Valley Conference opponents Tennessee Tech (7-3) and SIU Edwardsville (10-7). The Redhawks played in four different tournaments this season and compiled a 12-7 record in those appearances.
Southeast carries a six-game winning streak into Wednesday's twin bill with Missouri. It is the Redhawks second-longest winning streak under head coach Mark Redburn. Southeast and Belmont currently hold the longest winning streaks in the Ohio Valley Conference at six games apiece.
For the first time this season, the Redhawks scored double-digit runs in back-to-back games when they beat South Dakota (10-2) and SIU Edwardsville (10-7). Southeast last put up double-digit runs in consecutive games at the beginning of the 2017 campaign when it throttled both Jarvis Christian College (17-2) and Jackson State (13-2). The Redhawks have scored 10 or more runs a total of four times this season.
Southeast picked up its 15th win of the season when it beat SIU Edwardsville, 10-7, on Mar. 18. The Redhawks claimed their 15th victory exactly one day after it picked up their 15th win on Mar. 17 of last season (10-0, vs. UMKC).
Tillotson Gets it Done
Catcher Abby Tillotson hit .438 with seven runs scored, a double, two home runs and six RBi to lead Southeast to a 6-0 record last week. Tillotson hit safely in four of six starts and scored in each of her last four games. She hit a three-run home run in the Redhawks 7-3 victory over Tennessee Tech (Mar. 17) and a solo home run against other fellow Ohio Valley Conference foe SIUE (Mar. 18) at the Memphis Tiger Classic. Tillotson scored all seven of her runs, including a season-high four against the Cougars as Southeast won the tournament. She also finished with three hits in that game. Tillotson drew three walks, boasted a .875 slugging percentage and notched a .550 on-base percentage for the week, as well.
Krumrey Tallies Three More Wins
Madeline Krumrey went a perfect 3-0, tossed two complete games and went over 300 career strikeouts last week. Krumrey surpassed 300 strikeouts when she allowed just one run and struck out five in seven innings against Indiana State (Mar. 13). She then recorded a season-high six strikeouts in a shortened five-inning win over South Dakota (Mar. 18) at the Memphis Tiger Classic. Krumrey improved to 7-3 with four complete games and a team-high 36 strikeouts this season.
Krumrey Clears 300 Strikeouts
Starting pitcher Madeline Krumrey surpassed 300 career strikeouts when she pitched a complete game victory in game one of Southeast's doubleheader vs. Indiana State (Mar. 13). Krumrey finished with five strikeouts and officially recorded her 300th in the fifth inning. She currently ranks sixth all-time among the school's career leaders with 312 strikeouts. Elaine Fisher (2005-08), Southeast's career strikeout leader, was the last to get 300 or more strikeouts. Fisher finished her career with 510.
The Redhawks swept Missouri Valley Conference member Indiana State in their home-opener on Mar. 13. Southeast won by scores of 5-1 and 4-1. The Redhawks improved to 20-7 all-time in home-openers since moving to the NCAA Division I ranks in 1992.
Go Get 'Em Rook
Freshman pitcher Rachel Rook recorded seven strikeouts in four innings of a no-decision during her third start of the season vs. Tennessee Tech (Mar. 17). Rook's seven strikeouts are presently most in a game by a Redhawk pitcher this season. The four-inning outing matched her longest of the season.
Getting on Base
Rachel Anderson has reached base safely in 18-consecutive games. Anderson reached with a hit in 16 of those contests.
Pitchers Madeline Krumrey and Haley Thogmartin each threw a complete game to key Southeast's doubleheader sweep of Indiana State (Mar. 13). Krumrey struck out five and walked one in seven innings during game one. Thogmartin followed with two strikeouts and allowed one run in seven frames during the nightcap. Southeast pitchers have thrown four complete games this season.
Anderson Now Fourth in Triples
Sophomore center fielder Rachel Anderson hit her team-high fourth triple of the season against Indiana State (Mar. 13). As a result, Anderson moved into a tie for fourth all-time in career triples at Southeast. She ranks second in the Ohio Valley Conference and eighth in the nation in triples. Anderson presently has 12 triples in her career. Kathy Rediger (1981-84) holds the school's all-time career triples record with 18. As a team, Southeast is fourth in the nation in triples per game (0.46).
Southeast has gone 11 games without an error this season. The Redhawks are 7-4 in such games. Southeast is presently the Ohio Valley Conference's top fielding team with a .971 percentage. The Redhawks rate 34th in the nation in fielding percentage. Southeast has made quite a jump in that category after finishing eighth in the OVC in fielding percentage a year ago.
Madeline Krumrey ranks among Southeast's all-time career pitching leaders in several categories. She is fifth in innings pitched (518.1), tied for third in saves (5), tied for fifth in appearances (103), fourth in games started (87), sixth in strikeouts (312), ninth in wins (40) and seventh in opposing batting average (.284).