Wednesday, April 25, 2012

UIS softball wins West, earns No. 2 seed

The University of Illinois Springfield finished first in the Great Lakes Valley Conference West Division and earned the No. 2 seed for the upcoming GLVC Championship tournament with a doubleheader sweep of Missouri S&T on Tuesday.

The Stars (30-8) won their division via a tiebreaker. Both UIS and Drury finished with 22-12 GLVC records in the West. Since the teams split a pair of doubleheaders, divisional records were used to break the tie. UIS was 20-8 in division play, while Drury went 16-10.

The Stars will make their GLVC tourney debut against seventh-seeded Bellarmine (31-25) at noon Friday at the EastSide Centre in East Peoria.

The team was featured in an April 25, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

Read the article online