Softball advances to NCAA Super Regional with shutout of Southern Indiana
The No. 1 ranked University of Missouri–St. Louis softball team scored seven runs on eight hits en route to a 7-0 victory over No. 17 ranked Southern Indiana in the NCAA Midwest Regional #1 title game to earn a spot in next weekend’s Super Regional.
The UMSL Tritons, which improve to 47-6 on the season, swept through this weekend’s four-team, double-elimination tournament with three shutouts. UMSL will be making its second straight trip to the Super Regional and will host No. 10 ranked and second-seeded Indianapolis in a best-of-three showdown Friday and Saturday.
Southern Indiana, the region’s number five seed, ends its season with a 39-11 mark.
The Tritons got on the board in the second inning, scoring on a wild pitch after USI pitcher Brooke Harmening loaded the bases with a single and a pair of walks with Kern scoring the run.
UMSL then capitalized on a Screaming Eagles in the fourth inning, scoring four unearned runs, three of which came off the bat of senior Hannah Wessels‘ home run over the center field fence. Senior Katie Rutledge also brought in a run with a sacrifice fly.
Freshman Jennah Perryman added a two-run home run in the sixth, her 14th long ball of the season, but just her first since April 4. It was the 104th long ball of the season for the Tritons, which ranks fourth on the NCAA DII single season charts.
Junior Hannah Perryman tossed the complete game one-hit shutout, retiring the final 17 batters she faced to improve to 29-3 in the circle, equaling her own single season record for victories in a season. Perryman tallied eight strikeouts.
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