Southern softball drops two at seventh ranked Emporia State

Emporia, Kan. -- The Missouri Southern softball team dropped a pair of MIAA games at seventh ranked Emporia State today, losing 11-4 in game one and 8-0 in game two. 

Southern (12-26-1, 3-7 MIAA) got on top first with an RBI double from Megan Roark in the second that scored Whitney Clute

Emporia (30-7, 8-0 MIAA) answered with three runs in the second, three in the third and five in the fourth to take an 11-1 lead 

The Lions scored three runs in the fifth to cut the lead to 11-4. Krista Bomak singled to start the inning and Breanna Volkmann walked to put two on. Natalie Nelson sacrificed both runners over before Kelli Bax singled through the left side scoring Bomak. Volkmann scored on a wild pitch and Bax scored when Angie Turner reached on a fielder's choice. 

Bax, Clute, Roark and Bomak all had hits for the Lions. 

The Lions managed just two hits in game two as Emporia starter Jenifer Heerey pitched five innings, striking out six. 

Clute started for the Lions and allowed just two earned runs in an inning and two thirds, while Tiffany Bennett and Kayce Moore threw the final three and two thirds, allowing just one earned run. 

Volkmann and Nelson had the hits for the Lions. 

Southern will be back in action tomorrow when the Lions play a pair at Washburn beginning at 2 pm.