TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Illinois College relied on a pair of late rallies to claim a 4-3 and 3-1 softball doubleheader sweep over Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Wednesday night.
In the opener, Illinois College scored once in the seventh to force extra innings and won 4-3 in eight frames. Shelby Koehler led the winners with two doubles and two runs scored, including a double to start the seventh inning rally. Mariah Hedges tossed the complete game to pick up the win for the Lady Blues.
Three Rose-Hulman players had multiple hits in the opener. Jessica Will had a single, double and one RBI; Michelle Korf recorded two singles, one run and one RBI; and Jessica Thuer contributed two singles.
Korf tossed the complete game in the pitching circle, scattering 10 hits with two strikeouts. Ellissa Eckert added a single and one RBI, and Janel Lake pitched in with a single and scored once for the Engineers.
In the nightcap, Illinois College scored twice in the seventh and final inning to capture a 3-1 victory. Jackie Reilly and Frankie Sikora led the Lady Blues with two hits each.
The Rose-Hulman offense featured singles by Morgan Dreyer, Cassidy Yeomans and Erin Minervini. Baylee Sparks tossed a complete game in the circle, scattering eight hits and allowing just two earned runs.
Illinois College improved to 17-9 overall, while Rose-Hulman dropped to 10-20. The Fightin' Engineers return to action on Saturday with a home conference doubleheader against Defiance College at 1 p.m.