Monday, March 18, 2013

UIS softball team sweeps Wisconsin-Parkside

A three-run double by Samantha Riss capped the University of Illinois Springfield’s five-run 10th inning, and the Prairie Stars beat Wisconsin-Parkside 10-6 Saturday to sweep a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader at Land of Lincoln Junior Olympic Softball Complex.

Brooke Carroll hit a double that broke a 5-all tie at the top of the 10th and scored Mandy Smith. Teammate Chelsea Minor followed with a single that scored Katie Ortinau and UIS took a 7-5 lead.

Carroll had two RBIs for UIS in a 4-2 victory in the opening game.

The back-to-back wins snapped a three-game losing streak for the Stars. UIS improved to 9-10 overall and 5-1 in the GLVC. Wisconsin-Parkside is 3-9 and 0-2.

The win was featured by The State Journal-Register on March 17, 2013.

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