After picking up a pair of wins in a doubleheader against North Alabama on Saturday and taking down Southern Miss last week, Mississippi State softball couldn’t keep up any momentum in a 6-4 midweek loss to Southeastern Louisiana Monday on the road.
The loss will be all the more frustrating for MSU (18-15 overall) as it tries to keep its regional resume healthy despite being off to a 0-9 start in SEC play.
“We talk a lot about the little things and giving extra opportunities,” head coach Samantha Ricketts said in a news release. “The amount of freebies today is what did us in. We’ve got to do a much better job moving forward of limiting the extra chances and opportunities up and down the lineup.”
After scoring two quick runs in the top of the first after RBIs from Mia Davidson and Fa Leilua, SE Louisiana answered with two runs of its own in the bottom frame, one of which coming on a throwing error.
Chloe Malau’ulu’s second double of the day gave the Bulldogs a 3-2 lead in the second, but once against MSU relinquished the lead after pitcher Emily Williams walked in a run in the bottom half of the inning. SE Louisiana cemented the victory with two runs in the fourth and one in the fifth.
Leilua finished 3-for-3 on the day with a solo home run, while Davidson ended 2-for-4.
The Bulldogs are back in action at 4 p.m. Wednesday against Central Arkansas in Starkville.