CLAREMORE — Gallego faced the minimum over the next three innings to preserve the SGU lead. The Hillcats put a runner in scoring position in the sixth with a double to right field by Jamie King but the RSU offense left her stranded.
RSU attempted a seventh inning rally as Shona Guerrero led off the inning with a double to deep right field. Loy put RSU on the board with a two-out RBI single in the left-center field gap. However, the Hillcats were unable to produce the equalizer as they fell 4-1.
Fleck (24-6) was tagged with the loss. The sophomore went the distance in the circle and allowed four runs on eight hits with four strikeouts.
Gallego (8-2) earned the win as she allowed one run on six hits while fanning one.