Southeast splits doubleheader with Middle Tennessee State

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Southeast Missouri State softball team split a nonconference doubleheader with visiting Middle Tennessee State on Wednesday.

Southeast won the opener 6-4 and dropped the nightcap 5-3. The Redhawks are 18-19.

Elaine Fisher continued her strong pitching for the Redhawks in the first game. She allowed four hits and no earned runs while extending her complete game streak to 13 starts in a row. She struck out five and did not walk a batter.

Fisher moved into second place on the school's all-time complete-game list with 73.

Megan McDonald doubled twice and had three of the Redhawks' eight hits. Stacia Dopudja had two hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs. Jennifer Vasquez added two hits.

McDonald and Lauren Bradley homered in the nightcap for the Redhawks. Vasquez had two of Southeast's seven hits.

Whitney Dupuis suffered the loss, allowing nine hits and four runs in 3 2/3 innings.

Fisher relieved and gave up three hits and an unearned run over 3 1/3 innings.

Southeast has an Ohio Valley Conference series this weekend at Samford.

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