Gymnasts will make home farewell vs. Illinois State tonight

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Southeast Missouri State women's gymnastics team, coming off its top score of the season, will have its final home meet tonight.

Illinois State visits Houck Field House for a 7 p.m. dual that will feature Senior Night and Greek Night.

Southeast's young squad has no seniors, but senior team manager Lexie Hein will be recognized.

Hein moved into the manager role due to an injury that prevented her from finishing out her Southeast career as a gymnast.

The Greek Night theme involves the university's various fraternities and sororities rooting on the Redhawks. There will be prizes for the organizations with the most members in attendance.

Southeast (12-5) scored a season-high 194.275 Saturday to finish third during a four-team meet hosted by Texas Women's University.

That score boosted the Redhawks to a No. 39 national ranking as they chase their second straight NCAA regional berth.

The Redhawks have been bolstered by the return of sophomore Sandra Blake, last year's Midwest Independent Conference gymnast of the year who missed several weeks with an injury.

Baseball at home

The Southeast baseball team, which was swept by Illinois State in a three-game weekend series, continues an eight-game homestand today.

Bethel College, an NAIA squad from McKenzie, Tenn., visits Capaha Field for a 3 p.m. first pitch.

Southeast is 7-6 while Bethel is 13-7-1. This will be the first meeting between the programs.

--From staff reports

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