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The Murray State News

The Murray State News

Senior infielder Gracie Osbron makes a play on a ground ball for the out. Osbron led the Racers to a 1-0 win against Belmont on Wednesday, April 26. photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Osbron plays hero in walk-off home win

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

After a historic weekend for Murray State softball, the Racers narrowly defeated the Belmont Bruins on Wednesday, April 26 after walking it off in the seventh inning. The Racers had cause for celebration...

Senior infielder Lindsey Carroll throws a runner out in game three against Evansville. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Softball tops Aces in three-game series

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

The Racers looked to improve their conference record against the visiting Evansville Aces on Friday, April 14, during Alumni Weekend at the University. Evansville entered the weekend with a record of...

Senior right-handed pitcher Hannah James gets one of her five strikeouts against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on Tuesday, April 4. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Trio nabs six runs en route to softball win

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer April 6, 2023

Three Racer batters recorded two runs each to make up all of Murray State’s runs in its 6-3 win over the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders on Tuesday, April 4.  Junior catcher Taylor...

Freshman infielder Ailey Schyck hits a double to bring freshman outfielder Jadyn Thompson home to score against the Austin Peay Governors on Wednesday, March 29. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Win streak ends in Battle of the Border

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer March 30, 2023

Murray State needed four pitchers in the 6-4 loss on Wednesday, March 29, in the annual Battle of the Border against Austin Peay. Murray State’s all-time record against the Governors was 23-14 heading...

Sophomore infielder Erin Lackey hits a single in the Racers’ win over Western Illinois on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics.

Softball splits home tourney, takes down WIU

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer March 16, 2023

The Racers hosted the Youngstown State Penguins and the Illinois State Redbirds on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 in the Racer Classic at Racer Field.  Murray State split the weekend, going...

Sophomore infielder Erin Lackey records one of her seven hits at the Alex Wilcox Memorial Tournament. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Softball continues to roll early in season

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer March 9, 2023

Redshirt senior infielder Gracie Osbron received the Pepsi Athlete of the Week award after her performance at the 2023 Alex Wilcox Memorial Tournament. Osbron recorded six hits, eight RBIs, three stolen...

Senior right hander Hannah James winds up to pitch against Ball State on Friday, Feb. 24. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Softball win 4 at home invitational

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

The Racers’ record improved to 8-6 on the season after going 4-1 throughout the inaugural Velvet Milkman Invitational.  Ball State University, Miami University, Loyola University Chicago and Bellarmine...

Redshirt senior Gracie Osbron prepares to field a ground ball during the Wildcat Invitational. Photo courtesy of Justine Ertl/Racer Athletics.

Osbron earns Player of the Week honors

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

Softball season has just begun, and Murray State’s redshirt senior infielder Gracie Osbron already is turning heads. The first MVC Player of the Week award of 2023 was given to Osbron after she dominated...

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