The Lady Demons (34-10 overall, 15-5 SLC) picked up series sweeps over Stephen F. Austin and Houston Baptist in the past two weekends, while the Lions (29-17 overall, 11-10 SLC) dropped a 1-2 series with Central Arkansas last weekend.
NSU holds possession of second place in league standings and have secured a conference tournament berth, just one-and-a-half games behind McNeese State, while Southeastern sits tied with Lamar for fifth place.
Sitting No. 6 in the nation in ERA at the present time, Kylie Roos (13-2) leads the Lady Demons from the circle. The Celina, Texas, product gave up the only run the Huskies could muster last weekend as she threw 14 complete innings, striking out 14 and allowing just 10 hits.
Brianna Rodriguez, Cassandra Barefield and Tara McKenney lead the Southland in doubles (16), home runs (12) and triples (6), respectively.
Rodriguez tied Misty Carraway’s and Margaret Patterson’s 16 doubles in a single season record at NSU, set in 1994 and 2006, with a double to right center on Sunday against HBU.
For the Lions, Katie Lacour holds a .407 average, putting the ball into play 48 times, followed by Michelle Duhe with a .353 average, five triples and 12 RBI.
Rachael Hellyer (11-2) posts a .263 ERA, allowing 41 runs, 31 of them earned, in 82.2 innings. The Folsom, Calif. product has struck out 48, including a season-high seven batters against Centenary.
The Lady Demons return home on May 4 to host Sam Houston State to wrap up the regular season before hosting the Southland Conference tournament May 9-11 at the Lady Demon Diamond.