SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—After securing a series win with a Saturday doubleheader sweep, the Indiana State softball team (22-19, 4-10 MVC) fell 9-5 to the Bears of Missouri State (23-17, 6-8 MVC) Sunday in the series finale in Springfield, Mo.
The Sycamores jumped on the board early when senior Morgan Allee led off the top of the first inning with a single to left field and advanced to second on a fielding error. Allee then advanced to third on a sacrifice by freshman Kassie Brown before scoring on an RBI groundout by senior Shelby Wilson to take a 1-0 lead.
The Bears answered back in the bottom of the first with a run of their own to tie the game 1-1.
In the top of the second, Allee again gave the Sycamores a lead when she blasted a three-run home run over the left field, despite 35 mph winds blowing in from left field, to give the Sycamores a 4-1 lead.
Missouri State answered back in the bottom of the second, scoring six runs off seven hits to take a 7-4 lead over the Sycamores. The Bears also added solo runs in the bottom of the fourth and fifth to take a 9-4 lead.
The Sycamores threatened in the top of the sixth when they scored one run and loaded the bases but could not push any more runs across. Again in the seventh, the Sycamores had opportunities but came up empty as they fell 9-5 in the series finale.
Allee finished the game3-4 with four RBI's and two runs scored with a home run and a stolen base.
The Sycamores will return to action on Tuesday when they host the Ramblers of Loyola in a doubleheader at Price Field beginning at 2 p.m.