Monday, April 28, 2014

Stars' Smith sets record

Sophomore Alex Smith set the single-season strikeout record and the University of Illinois Springfield secured a berth in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament in 6-3 and 6-0 wins over Wisconsin-Parkside.

Smith’s five strikeouts in the second game of the doubleheader gave her 121 on the season and put her above the previous record of 118 set by teammate Cheyanne Bowman last year. Smith also tied the single-season win record with her 15-11 pitching mark. She has four shutouts.

UIS (25-22, 16-16) won a tiebreaker over Rockhurst for a spot in the eight-team conference tourney.

The win was reported by The State Journal-Register on April 27, 2014.

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