NCAA SOFTBALL: Mustangs drop two at North Alabama

FLORENCE, Ala. The Southwest Minnesota State University softball team was swept by North Alabama on Friday. SMSU (0-6) fell 8-3 in Game 1 and 10-0 (5) in Game 2.

In Game 1, Rachel Hoeppner pitched all six innings and took the loss for SMSU. Hoeppner allowed six earned runs on nine hits with six walks.

Elissa Reinsma was the only Mustang with multiple hits in the game as she went 2 for 4 and a run. Jennifer Johnson knocked in a pair of runs with her RBI single in the top of the third to tie the game.

UNA regained the lead in the bottom half of the inning as the Lions crossed the plate four times to take a 6-2 lead. UNA padded its lead with a 2-run blast by Chelsea Showers in the bottom of the sixth.

Game 1

NORTH ALABAMA 8, SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE 3

SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE (AB-R-H-BI): Reinsma (cf) 4-1-2-0, Rodenkirch (ss) 1-1-1-1, Scearcy (3b) 4-0-0-0, Johnson (1b) 2-0-1-2, Luttmann (pr) 0-0-0-0, Stoll (lf) 3-0-0-0, Hanson (c-dh) 3-0-0-0, Neely (rf) 4-1-1-0, Olson (dh-c) 2-0-0-0, Sheahan (2b) 2-0-0-0, Hoeppner (p) 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 25-3-5-3.

NORTH ALABAMA (AB-R-H-BI): Carden (rf) 4-1-2-2, Olinger (dh) 3-0-1-0, Showers (lf) 4-2-2-2, Gillison (3b) 3-1-1-0, Wolf (1b) 2-0-0-0, Foreman (pr) 0-1-0-0, Goodman (cf) 3-1-0-1, Barkley (ss) 2-2-2-1, Peebles (c) 3-0-0-0, Phillips (2b) 2-0-1-2, Blevins (p) 0-0-0-0. TOTALS 26-8-9-8.

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E: Rodenkirch. DP: Southwest Minnesota State 1. LOB: Southwest Minnesota State 10; North Alabama 7. HR: Showers. HBP: Rodenkirch. SH: Johnson, Olinger. SB: Luttmann, Showers.

SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Hoeppner (L, 0-3) 6.0-9-8-6-6-0.

NORTH ALABAMA (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Blevins (W, 9-3) 7.0-5-3-3-7-9.

HBP: Blevins (Rodenkirch). PB: Hanson.

Game 2

NORTH ALABAMA 10, SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE 0, 5 INNINGS

SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE (AB-R-H-BI): Reinsma (cf) 2-0-0-0, Kalkman (rf) 2-0-0-0, Rodenkirch (ss) 2-0-0-0, Scearcy (dh) 2-0-1-0, Johnson (1b) 2-0-1-0, Downing (pr) 0-0-0-0, Stoll (lf) 1-0-0-0, Neely (ph) 1-0-0-0, Peterson (3b) 2-0-0-0, Olson (c) 2-0-0-0, Carroll (2b) 1-0-0-0, Hoeppner (p) 0-0-0-0, Peters (p) 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 17-0-2-0,

NORTH ALABAMA (AB-R-H-BI): Carden (rf) 2-0-0-0, Bonner (ph-rf) 0-0-0-1, Olinger (2b) 2-2-2-3, Foreman (ph) 1-0-0-0, Showers (lf) 3-1-1-0, Walker (lf) 0-0-0-0, Gillison (1b) 2-1-1-1, Barkley (ss) 3-1-2-3, Peebles (c) 2-0-0-0, Goodman (cf) 3-2-2-0, Jones (3b) 2-1-1-1, Phillips (dh) 3-2-1-0, Carpenter (p) 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 23-10-10-9.

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E: Stoll, Peterson, Carroll. LOB: Southwest Minnesota State 2; North Alabama 7. 2B: Goodman 2, Barkley. 3B: Barkley. SH: Carden. SF: Olinger. SB: Phillips.

SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Hoeppner (L, 0-4) 3.1-8-8-6-2-2, Peters 0.2-2-2-0-2-0.

NORTH ALABAMA (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Carpenter (W, 8-2) 5.0-2-0-0-0-3.

WP: Hoeppner 4, Peters. PB: Olson 2.