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Southern takes season series against Murray State

By Dillon Gilliland, Sports Reporter

Saluki softball took on the Murray State Racers in their final non-conference game of the season.

Southern scored two runs late to take the 3-1 win over Murray (10-27).

The Salukis struck first late in the game as they put up three runs in the fifth inning.

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With runners on second and third, sophomore second baseman Maddy Vermejan tripled down the left field line to clear the bases for a two-run lead.

With a sacrifice fly, Vermejan made her way home for the 3-0 lead after five innings.

Vermejan finished the game 2-4 with two RBI and one run.

The Racers put up one run in the sixth, but it was not enough as SIU took home the 3-1, win earning their redemption.

Junior starting pitcher Brianna Jones (17-4) got the win after pitching the complete game. She gave up only one earned run on five hits with six strikeouts.

SIU (21-15) will return home for a doubleheader on Friday against Indiana State. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Sports reporter Dillon Gilliland can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @DillonGilliland.

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