Mankato, Minn. – Emporia State won the first game 7-2 to force an if necessary game in which they fell 6-2 to Southeastern Oklahoma State. The Hornets made the longest postseason run of any of the MIAA teams making it to the sub-regional championship.
In the first game ESU took a 2-0 lead in the third and would never trail on the way to the win. Taylor Zordel was two for four with two runs scored and two runs driven in. Kaitlyn Caston walked five times and scored once while Andrea Piezuch was two for five with three runs driven in. Madison Rich scored two times and Stephanie Goodwin went three for five with a run scored.
In the circle Caston allowed six hits over the seven innings to pick up the victory.
In game two ESU took a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning before SEOSU rebounded for one in the bottom half of the fifth and four in the sixth.
At the plate Stephanie Goodwin was two for three with an RBI as Tricia Vogel scored a run. Laura Seeman went one for three with a run scored and a run batted in.