'Hawks end regular season with 10th consecutive loss

Monday, May 8, 2006

The Southeast Missouri State softball team will not carry any momentum into the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.

Southeast was handed its 10th consecutive loss Sunday as visiting Jacksonville State rolled to a 10-3 victory in the regular-season finale.

The Redhawks fell to 27-22 overall and 14-13 in OVC play as they finished fifth in the 10-team league.

Southeast will play Tennessee-Martin at 10 a.m. Thursday as the six-team OVC tournament begins in Cookeville, Tenn.

Jacksonville State (42-13, 21-5), which finished second in the conference, swept the three-game series from the Redhawks after sweeping Saturday's doubleheader.

The Gamecocks pounded out 10 hits Sunday -- including two home runs -- and benefited from four Southeast errors.

Southeast had just five hits, the big blow being a three-run homer by Lyndsey Webb.

Webb's shot came in the second inning and cut Jacksonville State's lead to 4-3.

Emily Fisher (12-15) took the loss, allowing five hits and five runs -- only two earned -- in three innings.

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