Softball Posts 2-1 Record On Saturday To Move Into GSU Invitational Semifinals

Junior Brittany McIntyre tossed a shutout in the Flames' 2-0 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday.
Junior Brittany McIntyre tossed a shutout in the Flames' 2-0 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday.

Feb. 20, 2005

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Statesboro, Ga. - The UIC softball team earned the No. 2 seed at the GSU Invitational on Saturday with its 2-2 pool play record and advanced to the tournament semifinals with its second of two wins over Charleston Southern.

The Flames (3-2) opened the day with a loss to Mercer, before rallying for back-to-back wins over Charlseton Southern to move into the tournament semifinals.

UIC will look to exact some revenge from Mercer when the two teams meet at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday with the winner advancing to meet #7 Tennessee.

Here is a look back at today's UIC softball action.

Game #3

Mercer 7, UIC 0

The UIC softball team was unable to get its offense on track on Saturday morning as the Flames fell, 7-0, to Mercer at Georgia Southern Invitational.

The Flames (1-2) were shutout for the second time this season while UIC starter Brittany McIntyre fell to 0-2 on the year after suffering the loss in the circle. She allowed five runs on six hits in three innings of work. Freshman Lauren Brennan relieved McIntyre and allowed two runs in three innings pitched.

The score was 2-0 Bears until the fourth when a three-run homer by Clark provided the difference.

Sophomore Liz Jacoby went 2-for-3 at the plate to pace UIC.

Game #4

UIC 3, Charleston Southern 1

Freshman pitcher Mercedes Lovato moved to a perfect 2-0 on the year with the UIC softball team's 3-1 triumph over Charleston Southern in the final game of pool play at the GSU Invitational.

Lovato allowed just one unearned run on eight hits in seven innings as the Flames moved to 2-2 on the year.

Sophomore Liz Jacoby (2-for-3), once again, came through for UIC, this time going 2-for-3 with a two-out, RBI knock in the first inning. Junior Michelle Miller and freshman Nikki Rogers would also tab run-scoring hits for the Flame in the win.



Game #5 - Elimination Game

UIC 2, Charleston Southern 0

Junior hurler Brittany McIntyre tossed a two-hit shutout as the UIC softball team advanced at the Georgia Southern Invitational with a 2-0 triumph over Charleston Southern.

The Flames, who went 2-2 in pool play, were the #2 seed in bracket play and advance to meet tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. CST.

McIntyre allowed just two hits while striking out five en route to her first win of the season.

The game was scoreless until a run-scoring double by junior Nicole Shepard and a sacrifice fly by Lauren Brennan accounted for both UIC runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.