Softball Completes Doubleheader Sweep Of Valparaiso With 8-0, Six-Inning Victory
April 19, 2004
Chicago, Ill. - Rookie Chesley Barclay recorded her first career shutout as the UIC softball team completed its sweep of visiting Valparaiso with an 8-0, six-inning victory in game two of a doubleheader on Monday evening at Flames Field.
The Flames are now 24-19 overall this season while the Crusaders are 13-23.
Barclay allowed just two hits on the day, retiring the last 10 batters she faced to move to 6-5 on the year.
Senior Amanda Rivera ended the game in the bottom of the sixth inning by run-rule with a three-run homer to right, which capped a five-run frame for the Flames. It was Rivera's team-high 13th home run of the season and her third of the doubleheader.
Starter Brittany Atteberry took the loss for Valparaiso to fall to 4-8 on the year.
It took UIC until the fourth inning to scratch the scoreboard in game two, putting together a two-out rally to take a 2-0 lead. Sophomore Nicole Shepard got things going with a double, before back-to-back RBI singles by rookies Tonya Maosi and Elizabeth Jacoby put the Flames in front.
Sophomore Michelle Miller, who tallied a season-high three hits in the game, would make the score 3-0 in the fifth inning with a single through the left side of the infield.
Jacoby (2-for-3, 2 RBI), who finished the twinbill with five hits, started UIC's sixth-inning rally with her first career home run, a long shot over the left field wall to make the score 4-0. Sara Hernandez doubled in the fifth run of the contest in the sixth, prior to Rivera's game-ending blast.
Junior Cameron Astiazaran did single in the sixth to extend her career-best hitting streak to 20 games.
UIC totaled 23 runs on 26 hits during the doubleheader sweep of Valparaiso while shutting out the Crusaders twice and allowing them just three hits.
The Flames will be back in action tomorrow afternoon as they travel to Macomb, Ill., for an afternoon doubleheader at Western Illinois.