Southeast Missouri completed its regular season last weekend with a pair of doubleheader sweeps and will head into the OVC Tournament on a six-game winning streak.
The Redhawks finished the regular season with 33 wins, its most in a season in 20 years; the softball team recorded 38 wins in the 1998 season.
SEMO celebrated five seniors over the weekend who played their final home games at the Southeast Softball Complex. The group of seniors has been a part of a major turnaround for the softball program over the past four seasons. Senior pitcher Madeline Krumrey said an interview with the Southeast Missourian that this is the kind of season we've been waiting for, and it’s all coming together this year after a few tough seasons.
Krumrey has led the team in innings pitched each of her four year, and her names appears in the SEMO Softball top-10 career records in six different categories, including third in all-time wins.The Redhawks success this season is, in part, attributed to a league-leading defense and an offensive attach that leads the OVC in runs scored during conference games as of the Redhawks final game.
Southeast has clinched a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament and is guaranteed to be seeded no lower than fourth. They will find out their final seeding this weekend as a number of other OVC teams will wrap-up their regular season schedules this week, playing games that had been postponed due to weather. Meanwhile, the Redhawks will have the weekend off and then head to Oxford, Alabama for the start of the OVC Softball Championship next Wednesday, May 9.
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