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Softball swept at Western Illinois

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 03/17/2012 13:30:52

MACOMB, Ill. - Summit League play continued on Friday for the South Dakota State softball team, but the Jackrabbits woes continued, as Western Illinois swept the doubleheader with a 7-2 and 9-3.

The pair of losses drops the Jackrabbits to 4-11 overall and to 0-5 in league play, while the Fighting Leathernecks improve to 12-13 overall and 4-1 in the league.

 Trailing 4-0 in the opener, the Jackrabbits plated two runs in the fifth inning to get back into the game, but Western got those runs back, plus one insurance run, in the bottom of the fifth to secure the win.

Tied at one in the second inning of the nightcap, the Leathernecks took command of the game with four runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a 5-1 lead.

The Jacks plated two runs in the top of the sixth to make the score 5-3, only to surrender four runs in the bottom of the sixth, thus sealing the Western win.

Morgan McCabe led the Jacks on the day with a 3-for-6 effort at the plate, with two doubles and an RBI. Tina Winter and Marlee Petersen both went 2-for-5 with an RBI.

The Jacks look to avoid the sweep on Saturday in Macomb at 12 p.m.

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