- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)42
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)31
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Southern Illinois sweeps Southeast
Southern Illinois, ranked 24th in the latest ESPN.com/USA Softball college rankings, swept a doubleheader from Southeast Missouri State on Wednesday in Cape Girardeau. But it wasn't easy.
After Southern Illinois (30-8) scored three runs in the first inning of the opening game en route to a 4-1 victory, the Salukis scratched for a single run to win 1-0 in the nightcap.
Kelly Birk suffered the loss in the opening game, allowing four hits and four walks to add up to four runs in three-plus innings.
SIU pitcher Cassidy Scroggins drove in two runs at the plate and surrendered just one run on two hits.
Michelle Summers drove in Southeast's run with a double in the third inning that scored Charlene Ramirez, who the Redhawks' only other hit.
In the nightcap, Southeast (16-15) was limited to three hits by Ashley Hamby, who allowed a hit and two walks before finishing the first inning, and Amy Harre, who pitched 6 1/3 innings with two hits and no walks.
Their performance spoiled Amy Fahnestock's pitching effort. Fahnestock scattered nine hits and two walks, allowing just one run.