The University of Illinois Springfield closed out the regular season with a 2-0 victory against William Jewell Sunday, but it wasn’t enough to get the Prairie Stars into the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament.
The contest was scoreless until the final inning. UIS’ Rachel Goff hit a RBI double, then teammate Alexa McClaughry scored on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth.
UIS (24-26 overall, 14-16 in GLVC) and William Jewell (24-26, 14-16) were fighting for the eighth and final spot in the conference tourney. The Cardinals won a tiebreaker for the last berth.
The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on April 25, 2016.
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