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Redhawks Travel to Creighton for Three-Game Series

Southeast Missouri (8-7) at Creighton (8-6)
 
Dates: Friday-Saturday, March 9-10, 2018
Series Schedule: Fri. - 4 p.m., CT (DH); Sat. - Noon, CT
Location: Omaha, Neb.
Facility: CU Sports Complex
Series Record: Creighton leads, 5-2
Last Meeting: Creighton 1, SEMO 0 (Mar. 5, 2000 / Cape Girardeau, Mo.)

Media Coverage
Game 1: Video | Live Stats
Game 2: Video | Live Stats
Game 3: Video | Live Stats
Follow @SEMOsoftball | Southeast Missouri Notes
 
Redhawks Head to Creighton
Southeast Missouri (8-7) will travel to Creighton (8-6) for a three-game series this weekend. The Redhawks and Bluejays will play a 1 p.m., CT, doubleheader on Friday before wrapping up the series with a Noon, CT, contest Saturday.

Follow the Redhawks
Video and live stats for all of this weekend's games between Southeast and Creighton can be accessed online at GoCreighton.com. Twitter updates provided @SEMOsoftball.

Series History
Creighton holds a 5-2 lead in its overall series against Southeast. The Redhawks and Bluejays last met 18 years ago on Mar. 5, 2000. CU won by a score of 1-0 in Cape Girardeau.

Last Time Out
Southeast went 1-3 in last weekend's John Cropp Classic (Mar. 3-4) hosted by Kentucky. The Redhawks began the tournament with a 2-1 win over Mid-American Conference foe Ohio, before being outscored, 20-5, over their final three games of the tourney. Southeast fell to #22 Kentucky by scores of 4-2 and 11-2, and Ohio, 5-1, in those matchups.

Tournament Play
The Redhawks step out of tournament play for their next five games. After this weekend's visit to Creighton, Southeast returns home to host Indiana State in a Noon, CT, doubleheader on Mar. 13. The Redhawks have played in three tournaments this season, including the John Cropp Classic (Mar. 3-4), Chattanooga Frost Classic (Feb. 23-25) and Northern Iowa Dome Classic (Feb. 9-11). Southeast went 5-1 to finish second in this year's Chattanooga Frost Classic.

Winning Records
Southeast is one of six teams in the Ohio Valley Conference currently with a winning record this season. Morehead State (13-4) and Eastern Illinois (13-6) lead the league with 13 wins each, while Belmont (12-3), Eastern Kentucky (11-5), SIU Edwardsville (8-5) and Southeast (8-7) follow. The Redhawks started the year at 7-4, their best start through their first 11 games of a season under head coach Mark Redburn

Another Strong Performance
Mykaela Arellanes hit .500 or better for the second-straight week. Arellanes posted a .500 clip after going 5-for-10 with two runs scored, a double and two stolen bases in four starts at the John Cropp Classic (Mar. 3-4). She also boasted a .600 slugging percentage and .667 on-base percentage, and drew five walks. Arellanes scored in the first inning to give Southeast an early lead against #22 Kentucky (Mar. 3). She has reached base in 10-consecutive games.

Atop the OVC
Southeast enters the weekend ranked first in the Ohio Valley Conference in triples (7) and fielding percentage (.978). Mykaela Arellanes leads the league with a .475 batting average, .585 on-base percentage and 11 walks through 15 starts. Nationally, Arellanes is 15th in on-base percentage.

Road to 300 Strikeouts
Starting pitcher Madeline Krumrey is 11 strikeouts away from reaching 300 in her career. Krumrey presently has 289 strikeouts. She ranks seventh all-time among the school's career leaders in that category. Elaine Fisher (2005-08), Southeast's career strikeout leader, was the last to get 300 or more strikeouts. Fisher finished her career with 510.

Moving On Up
Following last weekend's John Cropp Classic (Mar. 3-4), Madeline Krumrey moved to fifth all-time at Southeast in career innings pitched. Krumrey has logged 490.1 innings inside the circle in her career. She surpassed Chris Engelhardt (479.1, 1996-99) for that spot. Krumrey is also among the school's career top 10 leaders in strikeouts (7th, 289), opposing batting average (7th, .282), wins (10th, 37), saves (t5th, 4), appearances (6th, 97) and games started (5th, 82). 






 
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