April 9, 2016

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE - The John A. Logan College softball team swept a doubleheader from visiting Southwestern Illinois Saturday, 2-1 and 18-4.

With the pair of victories, the Vols improve to 14-6 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference and to 22-8 overall.

"We didn't hit the ball well in the first game, but thankfully, it didn't matter as Jennifer (Bailey) pitched a great game," said Logan head coach Angie Jilek. "In the second game, the offense exploded and pretty much everyone contributed."

With the score tied 1-1 in the fifth inning of the opener, Logan got a leadoff single from Katrina Whitley. She was forced at second by Jordyn Smith., but Kiley Pelker reached on an error and Kelsey Rogers followed with an RBI single.

Bailey went all seven innings, allowed one run on seven hits, struck out four and walked none.

Bailey, Smith, Pelker and Lauren Talton all collected two hits.

In Game 2, Smith went 4-4 with two doubles and two RBIs to pace the Vols. Megan Hampton, Logan Bowlby, Sydnee Rushing, Pelker, Rogers, and Bailey all added two hits.

Nicole Short earned the win.

Logan hosts Arkansas State at 10 today.