Monday, March 7, 2016

Softball: Stars sweep Oakland City

Ashli King, Amanda Gosbeth and Molly Manietta all hit home runs in the University of Illinois Springfield’s 6-3 win in the first game of a doubleheader against Oakland City.

King’s two-run homer tied the game at 2-all in the fourth inning. Oakland City regained the lead. Rachel Goff’s RBI single tied the score at 3-all. The Prairie Stars took a 5-3 lead on Gosbeth’s two-run home ruin in the eighth. Manietta also hit a homer in the eighth.

Goff finished 3-for-4.

UIS pitcher Jaycee Craver struck out three batters, walked two and allowed five hits.

Eight extra-base hits led UIS to a 10-1 victory in the second game.

King and Gosbeth had home runs in the game. Gosbeth also had a double. Manietta and Goff hit two doubles apiece. BriAnna Edgar hit a double and was 3-for-4 for the Stars (6-10). Gosbeth had three RBIs and two hits.

Craver earned the win. She allowed four hits, one run and struck out two.

The wins were reported by The State Journal-Register on March 6, 2016.

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