Tahlequah, Okla. - The Missouri Southern softball Lions (7-5) split the doubleheader with Northeastern yesterday afternoon dropping game one 5-2 and taking the nightcap 9-4 over the RiverHawks.
Junior Breanna Volkmann went 3-for-4 at the plate while scoring one of the Lions' two runs. Senior Megan Roark scored the other Southern run after hitting a solo homerun, her fourth on the season, in the fourth inning.
Senior Tiffany Bennett (2-3) went the distance for Southern giving up the five runs, all earned, while striking out one and walking two.
In game two, sophomore Jessica Brooks went 2-for-4 from the plate as Roark and sophomore Dawn Grass both collected a double each. Southern's biggest inning was in the sixth as they plated four runs on Northeastern State. Freshman Madison Reed scored on an error by the third baseman that allowed fellow freshman Brooklyn Farrell to reach base. Farrell would then score on a wild pitch. That was followed by another RiverHawks error that allowed Roark to reach base and drive in Volkmann. The scoring ended after Grass' double which allowed Roark to score.
Sophomore Kayce Moore pitched all seven innings for Southern in route to her first win on the year. Moore allowed just eight hits, striking out two, and walking one while facing 32 RiverHawks batters.
Southern will be back in action this weekend as they host the annual Teri Mathis-Zenner Memorial Tournament. First game for the Lions is scheduled at 9:00 am.