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.


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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