The Murray State softball team picked up a pair of wins, 8-0 and 7-4, over Union (TN) Sunday at Racer Field in Murray, as it continued play in its non-championship segment of competition.
In game one, Murray State held a slim 1-0 lead through four innings, but exploded for three runs in the fifth inning and four in the six for the 8-0 win. Senior Mason Robinson
and sophomore Amber Van Duyse
combined for the shutout in the contest while holding the Bulldogs to just three total hits. Robinson allowed just one hit and struck out three over four innings to earn the win, while Van Duyse gave up only two hits in the final three innings for the save.
Senior Jessica Twaddle
led MSU by going 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while sophomore Brenna Finck
followed at 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs. Mallory Young
and Cayla Levins
also came up big in the opener, as each went 2-for-3 with a run and a RBI.
In game two, the Racers fell behind early after Union scored four runs on a MSU error and a three-run home run in the first inning. In the bottom of the first, Murray State cut into the lead with one run and then added two more in the bottom of the third. In the fifth, the Racers took the lead for good when they scored four runs to secure the 7-4 come-from-behind win.
Finck once again had multiple hits in the game, as she went 2-for-3 with a RBI and a walk, while junior Erika Downey
was 2-for-4 with a run and a RBI. Freshman Ellison Barrett
was officially 0-for-0 on the day, but reached base in each of her four at bats by tallying four walks.
Junior Haven Campbell
got the win in the circle by tossing the final four innings and allowing no runs on just one hit with one strikeout. Barrett started the game for Murray State and gave up two earned runs on two hits with one strikeout.
The Racers will return to fall action on October 15 with a doubleheader against Asbury that is set to begin at Noon at Racer Field.