The Murray State softball team was limited to just four hits Wednesday evening, as it fell, 6-0, to Lipscomb at the Draper Diamond in Nashville, Tenn.
Murray State got off to rough start in the bottom of the first, allowing Lipscomb (23-22) to score four runs on six hits in the opening stanza. Brittany Elmore and Caitlin Plochek each had RBI singles in the first for the Bisons, while Malorie Giere scored two with her single to centerfield to make it 4-0.
In the second, Destinee Walker began the inning with a walk and made it 5-0 later in the inning when she was scored on a single by Baylee Williams. Maggie Glass
finally broke up McCarley Thomas' no-hit bid for the Racers (18-24) when she led off the fifth with a single to left field. She would eventually make it all the way to third base before becoming MSU's fourth stranded runner of the evening.
Plocheck began the fifth inning with a double and was scored on the next play on a triple from Khayla Green, increasing Lipscomb's lead to 6-0. Murray State would go on to add back-to-back hits in the top of the sixth with singles from Cayla Levins
and Jocelynn Rodgers
, but were still unable to score.
Erika Downy got a pinch hit single for MSU in the seventh, but could not score, as the Racers fell, 6-0. Glass led Murray State in the game by going 1-for-2 with a walk.Mason Robinson
took the loss for the Racers, by giving up four runs on six hits and a walk over a full inning, while Haven Campbell
pitched the middle 3.0 innings of the game, allowing two runs on four hits with three walks and a strikeout. Amber Van Duyse
tossed the final 2.0 innings of the game and gave up just one hit and one walk, while striking out three.
Murray State returns to Racer Field this weekend for back-to-back OVC doubleheaders with Tennessee Tech Saturday and Jacksonville State Sunday.