Softball Falls to Illinois College in Saturday Twinbill

BOX SCORES: GAME 1; GAME 2

lockhart-pitchTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Illinois College relied on a strong overall effort to sweep Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 5-2 and 5-0 in a Saturday softball doubleheader.

Sophomore Carly Heibel (Fort Wayne/Lakewood Park Christian) smashed a double among two hits with one RBI to lead the Rose-Hulman offensive effort in game one.  Sophomore Lindsey Watterson (Lexington, Ind./Southwestern) added to the offensive effort with a triple.

Senior Alyse Mueller (Belleville, Ill./West) tossed a complete game in the opener with four strikeouts and just two earned runs allowed.

In the nightcap, Leah Schumaker tossed a six-hit shutout with nine strikeouts to lead the Illinois College effort.  Alese Speckmart and Paige Meyer added home runs for the Lady Blues.

Freshman Taylor Lockhart (Robinson, Ill./Oblong) and junior Jenna Martinek (Troy, Mo./Buchanan) had two singles each to lead the Rose-Hulman offense in the nightcap.  Lockhart tossed a complete game in the pitching circle for the Engineers.

Illinois College improved to 5-5 on the year, while Rose-Hulman dropped to 4-8.  The Fightin' Engineers host Greenville College on Wednesday.