Monday, March 24, 2014

Mundell gets 100th win at UIS

University of Illinois Springfield coach Mat Mundell got the 100th victory of his five-year career on Sunday as the Prairie Stars swept Great Lakes Valley Conference foe Wisconsin-Parkside by scores of 7-6 and 13-9 at the Land of Lincoln Softball Complex.

Mundell entered the season with 86 career victories. Sunday’s sweep gave him 100, with the Stars improving to 14-11 overall and 5-5 in the GLVC.

UIS trailed 6-4 entering the bottom of the seventh in the opener. But Shannon Ballegeer’s two-run single tied the score, and Tess Lamb followed with a single to score Ballegeer with the winning run.

Katelyn Weaver went 2-for-4 for UIS, with Alex Smith (8-6) going all seven innings for the pitching victory. The Prairie Stars scored in all six of their at-bats in the nightcap, highlighted by a six-run second frame. Lamb went 4-for-4 with three RBIs; Chelsea Minor went 3-for-4, and Ballegeeer went 2-for-2 to lead the UIS attack.

The win was featured by The State Journal-Register on March 24, 2014.

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