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Otahks end regular season with 3-2 loss to Samford
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Samford University completed a three-game weekend sweep of Southeast Missouri State University's softball team with a 3-2 victory on Sunday.
The loss concluded the regular season for Southeast (15-34 overall, 10-14 OVC), which will open OVC tournament play on Thursday.
Samford's Erin Landsburg pitched six innings for her second win of the weekend and also went 2-for-3 at the plate.
Kelly Smith also completed a strong weekend, going 3-for-3 with an RBI. Smith had eight hits in the three games for Samford (27-31, 17-9 OVC).
Landsburg and Smith accounted for all but two of the Bulldogs' seven hits on Sunday.
Charlene Ramires went 2-for-3 for Southeast with an RBI as the Otahkians also finished with seven hits.
With the score tied 2-2 in the fifth, the Bulldogs put together four-straight hits. Shelley Stanley drove in Landsburg from third with the game winner.
Amy Fahnestock (9-12) suffered the loss. She pitched all six inning, striking out four and walking no one.
Susanna Meyer relieved Landsburg (11-14) after the leadoff batter reached in the seventh and obtained the final three outs for the save.
Southeast is the sixth-seed in the OVC tournament and will face No. 3 Tennessee Tech in a first-round game on Thursday in Richmond, Ky.