Southeastern comes into the final weekend of the regular season holding onto the top spot and shooting for a Great American Conference regular season championship while also fighting to maintain its number one seed in the postseason tournament over its weekend foe Henderson State. The teams play a double-header at 2 p.m. on April 25, and another twin bill at noon on April 26 which also serves as senior day for five Savage Storm seniors.
SE comes into the weekend with a 32-14 record overall on the season and a 25-10 mark in GAC play, holding a game and a half lead over Northwestern Oklahoma State for the regular season title and a two game lead over HSU for the number one seed since NWOSU is ineligible for the conference tournament.
The Reddies come into the weekend series with a 27-20 overall record and a 23-13 mark in league play.
Southeastern is coming off a 3-1 series victory over Southwestern Oklahoma State, but dipped one spot in the regional rankings to No. 7 in the Central region.
The Storm is led on offense by Jessica Simmons who earned GAC Player of the Week honors after hitting .700 last weekend and raising her season batting average to .423 which is second in the conference. She is also ranked in the conference in runs scored with 47 and leads the league in stolen bases with 31.
She is joined in the top 10 in average by Sydney Kramer who is at .399 on the year, while Laramie Beal is hitting .391 with a team-best nine home runs and Haley Strawn comes in at .353.
Kramer has driven in a team-high 44 runs, while Beal is right behind with 40 RBI.
In the circle, Mindy McElroy has pushed her record to 18-7 with a 2.34 ERA in 24 starts and 30 appearances, tossing four complete-game shutouts alongside a pair of saves and 48 strikeouts.
The Reddies are coming off a 3-1 series loss at Arkansas Tech and are 5-5 in their last 10 outings.
HSU is led on the year by Amber Klug who is hitting .397, while Ashlyn White is hitting .374 with six home runs and 35 RBI.
In the circle, Cagen Medlock elads the way with a 13-6 record and a 3.47 ERA along with 74 strikeouts.