2019 THE Spring Games

No. 2 Illinois Wesleyan Takes Down Amherst & Millsaps

No. 2 Illinois Wesleyan Takes Down Amherst & Millsaps

The No. 2-ranked Illinois Wesleyan softball team defeated Millsaps College, 2-1, and downed Amherst, 8-0.

Mar 13, 2019 by Chez Sievers
Illinois Wesleyan vs. Amherst

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The No. 2-ranked Illinois Wesleyan softball team defeated Millsaps College, 2-1, and downed Amherst, 8-0, on the team's second day of action at THE Spring Games in Clermont, Fla., on Wednesday, March 13.

The Titans are 4-0 this season while Millsaps is 8-12 and Amherst lost for the first time and is 5-1.

REPLAY | IWU vs Millsaps

Against Millsaps, IWU managed just five hits and senior centerfielder Jillian Runyon scored both runs, including the game-winner in the bottom of the fifth on a steal of home plate.
Runyon and junior rightfielder Brittany Murphy each had two hits and freshman catcher Hayley Earl had the other hit, a run-scoring single.

Junior Brea Walker (2-0) pitched five innings, allowing one unearned run on three hits with four strikeouts. Junior Ally Wiegand struck out five of the final six Majors hitters to earn the save.

Illinois Wesleyan got a fourth-inning grand slam from junior shortstop Shelby Fulk to put a 3-0 game out of reach and extend the IWU lead to 7-0. Eight Titans had base hits with Murphy and junior designated hitter Mia Massaro each getting two and freshman first baseman Colleen Palczynski getting a double for the team's other extra-base hit.
Wiegand (2-0) went all six innings, striking out seven and allowing three singles to Mammoths hitters.

REPLAY | IWU vs Amherst

What's Next?
On Friday, March 15, Illinois Wesleyan takes on Thomas More College at 4 p.m. ET and plays No. 13-ranked Linfield College at 6:15 p.m. Go here for links to live stats and live streaming video-for-pay.