Thursday, March 20, 2014

UIS softball team opens Florida trip with victory

The University of Illinois Springfield softball team opened its spring break trip to Florida with a 3-1 victory Tuesday over Slippery Rock at Hancock Park.

Chelsea Minor scored the Prairie Stars’ first run in the second inning when she reached on a walk, moved to second on an error and scored from second on a passed ball. Minor drove in the third run with a fourth-inning single after Shannon Ballegeer had singled home a run earlier in the inning for UIS (8-9).

Winning pitcher Alex Smith struck out seven in six innings, walked four and gave up seven hits.

The win was featured by The State Journal-Register on March 19, 2014.

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