Monday, March 23, 2015

Softball: Stars' Larsen gets walk-off hit

Freshman Jordyn Larsen propelled the University of Illinois Springfield to a 5-4 walk-off win over Quincy with a blooper to left field in the 12th inning of the first game of a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader at the Land of Lincoln Complex.

In the fifth inning, freshman Rachel Goff scored on a fielding error and cut Quincy’s lead to 4-3. UIS senior Lauren Hollinshead tied the game at 4 in the bottom of the sixth inning. She scored the tying run on an obstruction call against the catcher.

UIS sophomore Taylor Bowlby struck out eight batters, walked one and allowed five hits in eight innings.

The Stars (18-5 overall, 5-1 in the GLVC) have five straight wins. Quincy is 11-11 and 2-4.

The win was reported by The State Journal-Register on March 23, 2015.

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