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Cowgirls can clinch Southland title with two more wins

Last Modified: Thursday, May 02, 2013 6:07 PM

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McNeese State’s softball team will conclude its regular season this weekend in Thibodaux against Nicholls State in a three-game Southland Conference series.

The Cowgirls (36-13, 17-5 SLC), who lost their last two games, need two victories to claim the regular-season title and SLC tournament’s No. 1 seed. They are two wins shy of tying the single-season school record set by the 2010 team.

Nicholls (22-24, 12-11), which has won its last three games, is playing for the sixth and final tournament spot.

The Cowgirls are led at the plate by junior outfielder Alanna DiVittorio (.355, 9 HRs). She needs three runs to break the school’s single-season record of 48 and three walks to break the single-season record of 38. She became the career walks leader on March 9.

The Cowgirls have three other players — freshman Emily Vincent (.351, 9 HRs, 43 RBIs) and sophomores Ashley Modzelewski (.342, 5 HRs, 29 RBIs) and Lauren Langner (.333) — batting better than .300.

Senior pitcher Meagan Bond (17-5, 1.24 ERA) has 158 strikeouts. Freshman Jamie Allred (17-5, 2.12) has 133 strikeouts.

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