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The UIS softball team picked up two wins on Saturday against the Quincy Hawks behind complete game appearances by two underclassmen pitchers. UIS improved to 5-5 in GLVC play while Quincy fell to 3-5.
GAME ONE (W, 3-1)
  • Ella Brinkley found her way to first base with a single before stealing second. Brinkley found her way home after two sacrifice bunts for a 1-0 lead in the first
  • Quincy managed a run in the second inning to tie the game
  • UIS grabbed the lead back on an RBI groundout in the fourth
  • The Stars added another run in the 7th with a pair of doubles
  • UIS ended it with a 1-2-3 inning
  • Rosie Bartletti improved to 7-4 with the complete game win

GAME TWO (W, 8-5)
  • Ella Brinkley homered in first for a dominant start to the second half of the doubleheader
  • Quincy fought back, plating two runs in the first to lead the game briefly
  • Sophie Margelot scored on a groundout in the second to tie the game
  • UIS went up 5-2 with four hits in the fourth inning
  • The Hawks would leave two on base in the bottom of the fourth
  • The Stars plated three more runs in the fifth, an inning which started with three singles. Ella Brinkley scored on Taylor Zawacki's hit, then Adi Rumler's 2 RBI single scored Taylor Zawacki and Isabella Wilson for the stars to lead comfortably 8-2
  • Quincy found one final run in the 6th
  • Alexis Carroll is 7-4 with the win. The freshman now has five complete games this season

Top Performers
Ella Brinkley: 5-8, 1 RBI, 3 runs, 1 home run, 1 stolen base, GLVC #2 hits (50 this season), GLVC #4 runs scored (30 this season) 
Nyla Cooper: 2-5, 1 RBI, 1 run
Taylor Zawacki: 3-7, 2 RBI, 2 runs
Katie Pederson: 2-6, 3 RBI
Rosie Bartletti: Complete game win, 5 K, 1 R, 0 ER, .86 WHIP. Hitting: 2 hits, 1 stolen base
Alexis Carroll: Complete game win, 1 K, 3 R, 2 ER, 1.29 WHIP

Up Next
The Prairie Stars return to Springfield to host Southwest Baptist and Drury on April 6-7. UIS will also host non-conference games against Missouri Western on Tuesday, April 9.