USM’s Sumerlin named to all-tournament team

USM’s Sumerlin named to all-tournament team
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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) _ University of Southern Mississippi junior shortstop Lacey Sumerlin had a pretty good weekend.

Sumerlin was named to the Getterman Classic all-tournament team after hitting .385 (5-for-13), with a home run, four RBIs. and two runs scored, She also walked twice and finished with a .467 on-base percentage.

The Getterman Classic is a three-day softball tournament hosted by Baylor University. USM, University of Texas-Arlington and Sam Houston State University also played in the event.

The Lady Eagles (7-4) won two of the five games they played, including 3-1 and 4-3 losses to Baylor. USM split a pair of one-run games with Sam Houston on Saturday, winning 2-1 before dropping a 3-2 decision later that night.

USM opened the tournament with a 5-3 victory over Texas-Arlington.

Sumerlin, a University of Georgia transfer, doubled to drive in a run in USM’s tournament opener.

Two games later, she hit her first home run as a Lady Eagle, breaking a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning that stood up as the eventual winning run against SHSU.

Later that evening, the Mobile, Ala., native smacked a two-run single to tie up a ballgame the Lady Eagles eventually lost by a run.

USM had a midweek doubleheader with Alcorn State University in Hattiesburg postponed by inclement weather. The Lady Eagles are scheduled to resume play this weekend, traveling to Jacksonville, Ala., for a doubleheader Saturday and a single game Sunday.

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