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3/19/2023 | 2 PM
Mar. 19 (Sun) / 2 PM
Carbondale, Ill. – The Southern Illinois Salukis remained unbeaten in the Missouri Valley and at home because it swept the doubleheader against Valparaiso Friday afternoon to enhance to 21-3 (4-0 MVC). The Salukis gave up simply two hits between each video games that each resulted in 5 innings – profitable the first 11-0 and recreation two by a ultimate of 12-0.
Freshman Jackie Lis set a single-game document for SIU in sport two as she went 3-for-3 with three residence runs and five RBIs, turning into the first ever Saluki to have three house runs in a sport. Lis leads the Valley with 10 house runs and 28 RBIs on the 12 months as she’s now had three games with a number of long balls in the past week.
Hannah Hockerman earned the win within the circle in recreation one as she improved to 5-1 on the yr. Hockerman gave up only one hit that got here in the fifth and ultimate inning as she finished with a season-high eight strikeouts.
The Salukis totaled 10 hits in the first game as they have been led by Erin Lee, Sidney Jones, and Emma Austin who all went 2-for-3. Lee recorded a season-high three RBIs as she drove in no less than one run with each of her hits.
Game two was more of the same for Southern as they recorded a season-high 14 hits in just 26 at-bats including 5 extra-base hits.
Emma Austin and Sidney Jones had multi-hit video games for the second time on the day. Austin went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run as Jones was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs. Rylie Hamilton went 2-for-2 with a stroll, three runs, and two stolen bases as nicely as making several key plays for SIU at third base. Elizabeth Warwick went 2-for-4 with two RBIs as she totaled three hits and three RBIs in the doubleheader.
Freshman Haley Wilkerson recorded her first profession hit and RBI in her third at-bat of 2023 with a single in the second inning to score Jones.
Elliott Stinson picked up the win in recreation two to enhance to 8-1 on the season. Stinson threw a perfect recreation by way of four innings as she gave up her one and only base runner in the fifth inning on a bloop single to shallow right area. The freshman recorded a season-low zero walks as she struck out three in five innings.
The Salukis will look to enhance to 5-0 in the Valley on Sunday as they host the Beacons for the third and last sport of the series. First pitch is about for 12 PM at Charlotte West Stadium.
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