Softball squad to play rare home games today vs. EIU

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Southeast Missouri State softball team will play rare home games today when Eastern Illinois visits for a 3 p.m. doubleheader.

Southeast has had only two of its 27 contests in Cape Girardeau, and those two were played March 2.

The Redhawks (11-16, 1-5 Ohio Valley Conference) have had 13 true road games and 12 neutral-site contests.

Southeast is last in the 10-team OVC, but the Redhawks had a strong showing over the weekend at defending OVC champion and preseason favorite Tennessee Tech.

The Redhawks split Friday's doubleheader with the Eaglettes, but lost Saturday's finale of the three-game series 3-2 in 12 innings.

Senior Megan McDonald from Central High School leads Southeast with a .398 batting average, while senior Michelle Summers is hitting .379 with team highs of seven home runs and 21 runs batted in.

Eastern Illinois (8-11, 4-1) is tied for second in the OVC.

Following today's doubleheader, the Redhawks head back out on the road this weekend for a three-game OVC series at Austin Peay.

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