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Softball Ekes Past Eureka in Game Two; Claims Spot in SLIAC Tournament

Softball Ekes Past Eureka in Game Two; Claims Spot in SLIAC Tournament

EUREKA, Ill. – Greenville Softball reached .500 in conference and clinched a birth in the SLIAC Tournament on Monday as they split an afternoon double header with Eureka College. GC dropped game one 7-4, but bounced back behind an impressive performance from freshman Mattie Fairchild and claimed the capper 6-5.

Lindsey Schuberth was charged with her 11th loss of the season, giving up six earned runs on 12 hits in the 7-4 loss.

In game two GC was able to find their bats early, posting five runs through four innings and holding a two run lead heading into the fifth. Eureka answered in the sixth inning with a two run rally to tie the game heading into the seventh and final inning.  With the game on the line the Lady Panthers added the game-winning run to seal up the SLIAC birth and win the conference matchup 6-5.

Fairchild shined in the game, batting 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI. She also earned the win on the mound, pitching four and two-thirds innings with two earned on two hits.

The Lady Panthers, now 10-18 (8-8 SLIAC), will next take the diamond tomorrow as they travel to St. Louis to play Washington University in an out of conference matchup.

 

This story was published on May 02, 2011


This story is cross posted from http://www.greenville.edu/news/softball-ekes-past-eureka-in-game-two-claims-spot-in-sliac-tournament



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