Prep Softball

Illini West wins, then ties with Sherrard

Posted: Mar. 18, 2017 10:20 pm

SHERRARD, Ill. -- The Illini West baseball team got complete game pitching performances from Lara Pence and Blair Boston to win a game and tie another in a doubleheader at Sherrard Saturday.

The first game ended in a 1-1 draw after each team scored a run in the sixth inning. Pence allowed only two hits and struck out eight.

Illini West prevailed 5-4 in the second game. Boston scattered seven hits and fanned three. Grace McDowell and Hanna Spiekermeier each had two hits for Illini West, which scored three runs in the bottom of the first to take the early lead, then survived a two-run rally by Sherrard in the seventh inning.

Sherrard 1, Illini West 1

Illini West 000 001 0--1 3 0

Sherrard 000 001 0--1 2 1

Pence and Spiekermeier, Strangard and Colson. WP--Pence. LP--Strandgard. HR--Sherrard 1 (Strandgard).

Illini West 5, Sherrard 4

Sherrard 011 000 2--4 7 9

Illini West 300 101 X--5 9 4

Westfall, Bosold, Behn, Miller and Colson; Boston and Spiekermeier. WP--Boston. LP--Behn. 2B--Sherrard 1 (Elgas), Illini West 5 (Pence, McDowell, Boston, Spiekermeier, Wood).

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