Bears clinch series with Sunday victory


Aces wrap up regular season at Illinois State next weekend


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Seven runs in the first two innings helped Missouri State complete the weekend with a 10-4 win over the University of Evansville softball team on Sunday at Tri-State Orthopaedics Field at Cooper Stadium.

Missouri State turned five first-inning hits into three runs to take the early lead.  Evansville recorded a pair of hits in the bottom of the inning with Zoe Frossard and Brooke Voss hitting singles, but UE could not push its first run across the plate.

In the top of the second, the Bears added to their lead with a 4-run inning highlighted by a 2-run homer from Annie Mueller that extended the lead to 7-0.  A 2-spot in the third capped a 9-0 start.

Brooke Voss launched a 2-run homer in the bottom of the third to get UE on the board.  One inning later, Brooke McCorkle helped two more runs cross the plate.  With two runners on, McCorkle hustled to first base, resulting in an error that scored two runs to make it a 10-4 game.

Purple Aces starter Sydney Weatherford allowed nine runs in 2 2/3 innings while Elle Jarrett gave up one run in 1/3 of a frame.  Megan Brenton tossed a scoreless four innings.  Voss led the offense with two hits and two RBI.

Regular season play comes to a close next weekend when the Aces travel to Normal, Ill. to face Illinois State.