Redhawks softball takes series from Morehead St.

Monday, April 21, 2008

The Southeast Missouri State softball team finished off an impressive weekend against one of the Ohio Valley Conference's top squads.

Morehead State came to Cape Girardeau in second place in the 10-team OVC, but Southeast took two of three games from the Eagles.

The Redhawks captured the series with Sunday's 2-1 victory. The squads split Saturday's doubleheader.

Southeast (23-22, 10-10) remained in fifth place in the OVC. Morehead (27-12, 12-7) fell into third place.

The Redhawks trailed 1-0 entering the bottom of the sixth inning, but rallied for the win by scoring in each of their final two at-bats.

Southeast tied it in the sixth as Michelle Summers doubled and scored on a single by Megan McDonald.

In the seventh, Alex Ramirez led off with a walk and was sacrificed to second by Katie Otterness. With two outs, freshman Whitney Dupuis singled to right-center, plating Ramirez to end the game.

Elaine Fisher (18-15) pitched a six-hitter, with four strikeouts and one walk. Southeast also had six hits.

The Redhawks are back in action Wednesday at Eastern Illinois.

Smith finishes third

Southeast track and field All- American Miles Smith finished third in the invitational 400 meters at Saturday's John McDonnell Invitational hosted by the University of Arkansas.

Smith had a time of 45.67 seconds. NCAA indoor champion Andretti Bain of Oral Roberts was first in 45.38 seconds, followed by Tabarie Henry of Barton County in 45.52.

Smith will run in the invitational 400 meters at the Drake Relays this week.

Also for Southeast's men, in college division events, John Berry was third in the long jump and Ben Stricklin placed sixth in the javelin.

For Southeast's women, in college division events, Linnea Woldvedt was fourth in the 3,000 steeplechase, Samantha Espiricueta was fourth in the javelin, and both the 400 and 1,600 relay teams placed fourth.

— From staff reports

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: