Joplin, Mo. - Four Missouri Southern Lions softball players were named to the Southeastern Regional Invitational All-Tournament team today, as announced by host school Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
All four Lions had great opening weekend's as Southern went 3-1 defeating Ouachita Baptist 10-2 and Arkansas Tech 5-4 in nine innings on Friday. The Lions would play two more Saturday falling to Drury 4-3 in their first game before wrapping up the weekend defeating Northeastern State 4-2 in eight innings.
Hester would have a great debut weekend as a Lion going 7-15 in the four games with a triple and six singles while scoring six runs and stealing four bases. Pypes would also have a great weekend as she went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA throwing 12 innings giving up only six hits and two runs stiking out ten.
Romines also had a monster opening weekend going 7-15 hitting for the cycle on the weekend with two sinlges, three doubles, a triple and a three-run home run over Northeastern State. She drove in a team-high six runs while scoring three runs, while totaling 15 bases. Rounding out the all-tournament selections for the Lions was Swadley, who went 6-12 scoring four runs while driving in a pair.
The Lions return to action Friday when they travel to Bentonville, Ark. to take part in the Seven State Classic playing Arkansas-Monticello at 10 am and Oklahoma Christian at 2 pm at Bentonville High School.