Monday, May 4, 2015

UIS softball team splits in conference tournament

The University of Illinois Springfield shut out No. 10-ranked Indianapolis 3-0 in its opener but lost to Lewis 8-6 Friday to fall into the losers’ bracket of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament at EastSide Centre.

UIS (32-21 overall) plays Rockhurst in an elimination game at 11 a.m. today.

In Friday’s first game, UIS’ Brittany Miller had two run-scoring hits and scored a run herself.

Miller went 2-for-4 with a single and a double. She also came around to score on a ground-rule double by teammate Rachel Goff in the top of the fifth inning. Goff’s heroics didn’t start there. The UIS left fielder saved a run in the bottom of the first by throwing out the Greyhounds’ Sydney Russell at home after a two-out single.

The win was reported by The State Journal-Register on May 1, 2015.

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