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Trailing 2-0 in the seventh inning, Morehead State softball rallied for four runs in the top of the inning to down Murray State, 4-2, on Sunday afternoon.

In the first game, the Eagles fell, 5-1.

With the split, Morehead State's record moves to 18-9 overall and 2-2 in OVC play.

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After throwing shutouts against Akron and Oakland, junior Chelsea McManaway has been named OVC Pitcher of the Week.

It marks the second time this season that she has received the honor.

"Chelsea threw really solid all weekend long, she was really in the zone. She didn't allow a walk until her final inning of the weekend, so she went 14 innings with only walking one batter. That's probably the most impressive stat," said head coach David Williams. "When you get pitching performances like the ones she gave us this weekend, you can be successful."

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Morehead State softball swept Oakland on Sunday afternoon for their sixth and seventh straight wins.

Win the wins, their record improves to 14-7 and their seven-game winning streak marks their longest since they won 11 straight in 2009.

"I'm just glad that we are playing well right now and our players are finding a way to win. They're competitive and they're staying in ball games, but most importantly, they are playing for each other," said head coach David Williams.

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Senior Karly Thompson's sacrifice fly scored sophomore Allison Rager in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Morehead State softball a 1-0 win over Akron on Saturday afternoon.

With the win, the Eagles extend their winning streak to five games and move their record to 12-7.

"We left a lot of people on base today, but our defense and our pitching allowed us to stay in the game. It was really clutch for Karly to come up with that sacrifice fly to win us the game," said head coach David Williams.

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Morehead State softball swept Radford in back-to-back contests on Friday at University Field.

"Good home wins against a really solid team, they are playing really well this year. It's a couple quality wins for us and it's nice to come out and play as well as we did in our home opener," said head coach David Williams.

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Junior Chelsea McManaway threw her third consecutive shutout as Morehead State softball downed Penn State 1-0 on Sunday morning.

With the win, the Eagles finish the weekend at 3-2 and improve their overall record to 7-6.

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The Morehead State softball team held on to a 4-3 victory to sweep the three-game series at Belmont to open OVC play.

With the win, the Eagles improve to 13-9 and 3-0 in league play. Belmont falls to 7-20 and 0-3 in the OVC.

"It was great to get the sweep," said head coach David Williams. "Our pitching staff continued to give us quality innings and the defense backed them up. Karly (Thompson) continued her hot streak at the plate, providing clutch hits and important RBIs."

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The Morehead State softball team swept its doubleheader at Belmont to open OVC play. They won the first game, 12-2 in six innings, and then won the second game, 2-1.

With the wins, the Eagles move to 12-9 overall and 2-0 in OVC play. The Bruins fall to 7-19 and 0-2 in league play.

"It was great to start conference play with two wins," said head coach David Williams. "Our offense provided runs, while our defense made plays behind two solid pitching performances."

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The Morehead State softball team split its doubleheader with Eastern Michigan on Saturday afternoon, winning the first game 13-5 in six innings before falling 8-5.

With the split, the Eagles move to 9-8 on the year, while EMU moves to 7-10.

In the first game, Morehead State put up four runs in the second inning, which was jump-started by Karly Thompson's two-run home run. After Eastern Michigan trimmed the lead in half with two runs in the third, Lizzy Margagliotti highlighted a three- run third for the Eagles with a two-run bomb of her own.

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The Morehead State softball team scored a combined 20 runs in their wins over Siena and Alabama A&M on Sunday at the Buccaneer Classic. They downed Siena, 9-1, in the morning before beating A&M, 11-3, in the afternoon.

"We put together complete efforts today. Our offense produced runs and Mackenzie (Grossmann), Allison (Rager), and Taylor (Funk) were great in the circle," said head coach David Williams.

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Freshman right-hander Mackenzie Grossmann picked up the victory in game one and save in game two as the Morehead State softball team registered a 7-4, 6-5 doubleheader sweep of Ohio Valley Conference rival Eastern Kentucky on Saturday afternoon at Hood Field.

The Eagles improve to 11-13 overall, 3-3 in league play and 3-4 on the road with their seventh win in 10 contests. The Colonels slip to 13-18 overall, 4-4 in conference action and 2-4 at home. MSU will aim for its first three-game OVC sweep since April 26-27, 2014, on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

MSU Softball Earns Senior Day Victory

Apr 28, 2014
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Senior pitcher Kelcey McMurray allowed just one hit in 3.2 innings of relief to help the Morehead State softball team earn a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Tennessee State on Sunday (April 27) at MSU’s University Field.

The Eagles (14-30-1, 9-13), who were celebrating Senior Day for six members of the team, won their sixth Ohio Valley Conference contest in their last seven tries. Tennessee State (16-37, 4-19) dropped its 12th straight game. MSU is now 9-2 in contests decided by one run.

7th Inning Rally Lifts Eagle Softball Past Loyola

Feb 23, 2014
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The Morehead State softball team scored three runs in the top of the seventh and held on for a 4-3 victory over Loyola-Chicago in the final game of the Blues City Classic on Sunday (Feb. 23) at Greenbrook Softball Complex.

The Eagles (2-8), who had just four hits, got RBI from freshman first baseman Dana Hutchins and senior shortstop Samantha Howard. MSU's other runs that were set up by six stolen bases came via Loyola (4-9) wild pitches.

Loyola scored all three of its runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.