ITTA BENA, Miss. – The Mississippi Valley State University softball program entered the final frame trailing 3-2 and was 0-13 (0-7 SWAC) on the season when behind after seven innings but the Devilettes found a way to win the series by the skin of its teeth with two runs to scratch out its third walk-off victory of the year, 4-3.
- Final Score: Mississippi Valley State 4 | Alabama State 3
- Records: Mississippi Valley State (9-18, 7-7 SWAC) | Alabama State (16-21, 8-7 SWAC)
- Location: Itta Bena, Mississippi – MVSU Softball Field
- Series History: Alabama State Leads 56-43
- Winning Streak: Mississippi Valley State (W1) | Alabama State’s Last Win: April 8, 2022 (Game 2 of Doubleheader, 2-0)
Mississippi Valley State Top Performers
- Jaylon Davis had a scorching hot weekend, finishing game three by going 2-for-3 a double for a 6-for-7 series overall as she will be in the hunt for SWAC Player of the Week.
- Daisy Page had another complete game, allowing zero earned runs (three total), five hits and no walks to go along with a trio of strikeouts to move two games above .500 on the campaign at 7-5 while shaving another 23 points off her ERA, which is now down to 2.59.
- Keisha White was the game-winning run, scoring twice with a single, a walk and a stolen base with Sydney Wesley driving her home on an RBI fielder’s choice.
- Shelby Carson logged a hit, run and steal each with Wesley and Naomi Drake also collecting a base knock.
- Brianna Alston set the table for the seventh-inning rally, reaching on a hit-by-pitch before stealing third which caused an overthrow by the catcher to advance White to third and bring in Alston to tie the ballgame.
- Cailyn Peterson showed her selfless side with her third career sacrifice fly (first of the season) and Jade Smith stole second base as a pinch-runner to wrap-up the contributors.
A midweek trip to Holly Springs, Mississippi awaits Coach Buckner’s ladies as they travel to Rust College for a Wednesday matinee at the Marshall Academy on their way to Daytona Beach, Florida to face Bethune-Cookman.
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