Softball wins series at Wright State

Elaine Heflin

Elaine Heflin threw her 12th complete game Sunday at Wright State. — Photo: Steve Woltmann

The softball team (21-18, 12-5 HL) pulled together for a 3-2 win Sunday against Wright State (16-29, 11-6 HL) to take the series, 2-1, at the WSU Softball Field. With the win, the Flames take sole possession of second place in the Horizon League standings.

The Flames play their final nonconference game of the season at 5 p.m. tonight at Northern Illinois in DeKalb.

It was a low-hitting affair as the two teams combined for 12 hits, with UIC taking just five. Tiana Mack-Miller registered her 12th multi-hit game of the year as she tallied two doubles. Eleni Polites, Dana Capocci and Savannah Soppet also had hits for the Flames.

Elaine Heflin threw her 12th complete game en route to her 10th victory, ninth in conference. Heflin struck out seven batters and gave up no walks in 107 pitches.

“It was great to see Elaine (Heflin) and Erica (Hampton) be in control throughout the game,” head coach Michelle Venturella said. “Our offense did a nice job of having some long offensive innings. ”

After leaving the bases loaded with a trio of walks in the first, UIC worked the free base again in the second. Erica Hampton and Soppet drew back-to-back walks, Polites singled, then Mack-Miller doubled for the 13th time this year to score two.

The Flames put up another run in the third. The Raiders responded with two runs in the bottom half.

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