March 15, 2008
Eagles split GLVC-opening doubleheader,
Eickholt ties USI career doubles mark
Southern Indiana (12-12, 1-1 GLVC): 7, Indianapolis (12-14, 1-1 GLVC): 3
-Game One Box Score
Indianapolis: 12, Southern Indiana: 11 (8 innings)
-Game Two Box Score
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The University of Southern Indiana softball team rallied from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the University of Indianapolis, 7-3, in the first game of its GLVC-opening doubleheader Saturday. The Screaming Eagles, however, watched the Greyhounds use a one-out, walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning of game two to defeat USI, 12-11, and salvage a split on the day.
In game one, the Eagles jumped out to a 1-0 lead on the strength of a RBI-single off the bat of senior outfielder Kathy Wood (Lynnville, Indiana). The Greyhounds answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 3-1 advantage.
USI (12-12, 1-1 GLVC) gained a run back in the fourth inning when sophomore catcher Tara McConnell
(Henderson, Kentucky) singled in junior shortstop Allyn McKinley
(Sullivan, Indiana). The Eagles took the lead in the fifth inning when sophomore designated player Sara Loete
(Pekin, Illinois) hit a two-run blast, her fifth of the season, over the left-centerfield fence.
The Eagles tacked on three more runs in the seventh inning to give sophomore hurler Kambria Current
(Indianapolis, Indiana) breathing room. Current (3-0), who entered the game in the third inning, allowed just four hits in four-and-a-third innings of work to pick up the win.
Current also had a solid relief appearance in game two to aid the Eagles come-back effort.
Trailing 7-3 after two innings in the second game, the Eagles battled their way back to forge an 8-8 tie and force extra innings.
USI used a two-run blast off the bat of freshman first baseman Brittany DeWeese
(Evansville, Indiana) in the third inning to get the rally going. DeWeese also had a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning and drove in a pair of runs on an error in the eighth inning.