Last Friday, the Murray State softball team ended its non-championship competition segment with a 10-1 and a 11-0 victory over Dyersburg State Community College at Racer Field in Murray. In eight fall games, the Racers came up winners in seven of them.
In the opener, Madison Culver
was 2-for-4 with a game-high three RBIs that all came on a bases-loaded triple. Maggie Glass
and Maddy Feeney
also tallied two hits in the contest, with Glass adding a run and a walk to her line and Feeney scoring one run and driving in another.
entered the fray with the game tied at one in the fifth inning and struck out the first six batter she faced to earn the win and end the fall at 2-0. Ellison Barrett
began the game for MSU and gave up one run on seven hits to go along with four strikeouts over four innings of work.
, Jocelynn Rodgers
and Mallory Young
led Murray State in game two by each going 3-for-4 at the plate. Odom also led the team in RBIs with three thanks to a double and a solo home run, while Cayla Levins
also drove in three runs on a base-clearing double.
In the circle, Haven Campbell
moved to 3-0 on the fall by allowing just one hit and one walk with five strikeouts over the first four frames. Amber Van Duyse
tossed the last three innings of the game for Murray State and earned her second save of the fall by giving up no runs, hits or walks and striking out three.
Over eight games in the fall, the Murray State offense put together a .367 team batting average, while opponents hit just .138 against them. As staff, the MSU pitchers posted an ERA of just 0.50 and notched five shutouts in eight games.
led her team in the fall with a .588 average, while Mallory Young
followed close behind at .533. Campbell, Van Duyse and Robinson each finished the fall with ERAs of 0.00 with Robinson limiting opposing hitters to a team-low .049 batting average and striking out a team-high 15 batters.
The Racers will officially start their 2017 campaign February 10-12 when they travel to Macon, Georgia for the Mercer Invitational.