Friday, April 30, 2010

Area Colleges: UIS splits to end season

Brittany Morgan and Aubrey Watson each hit home runs Wednesday afternoon to help the University of Illinois Springfield gain a split of its season-ending Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader with Missouri Baptist.

Missouri Baptist won the first game 3-2 before the Prairie Stars came back to win the nightcap 9-1. The Prairie Stars finished 14-32 after winning just four games last season.

Morgan was 3-for-4 with six runs batted in, while Watson was 2-for-3 and also earned the pitching win as she gave up five hits and one run with four strikeouts.

In Game One, Morgan had a double and scored a run while Jessica Yocum and Emmarie Snyder each collected an RBI.

The game was featured in a April 30, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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