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RLC softball gets decisive win, close loss in split at KC
 April 9, 2013

CENTRALIA, Ill. (April 9, 2013) - Rend Lake College and Kaskaskia College split in softball action Tuesday in Centralia.
The Lady Warriors won the first game 13-2 on 14 hits. Kaskaskia was held to only five hits. RLC scored five runs in the first inning, and tacked on one in the second and third, two in the fourth and four in the fifth. RLC committed one error. Kaskaskia scored one in the second and one in the fifth, and committed two errors. The winning pitcher was Taylor Thomas (Arcola) who threw all five innings. She struck out two and walked one, giving up five hits and one earned run. Hitters for The Lake: Fallon Clayton (Anna) went 2-for-3 with a RBI; Haley Miller (Rockport, Ind.) went 3-for-4; Taylor Cicardi (Pinckneyville) went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI; Thomas went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBI; Emily Cripps (Herrin) went 2-for-3 with two RBI; and Breanne Pelker (Nashville) went 2-for-2 with two RBI.

In the nightcap, Rend Lake was edged out 5-4 when the Blue Angels scored a run in the bottom of the seventh. RLC scored one in the third and three in the sixth on nine hits. It committed two errors. KC scored one in the first, three in the second, and won it with one in the seventh. Kaskaskia had 13 hits and did not commit and error. The losing pitcher was Amanda Holloway (Benton) who falls to 6-9. Holloway struck out four, walked none, and gave up 13 hits and four earned runs with Miller catching. Hitters for The Lake: Molly Whaley (Benton) was 2-for-3 with a RBI and Pelker had two RBI and a double.

The Lady Warriors are now 12-18 overall. It will play at Lake Land on Thursday and at Shawnee on Friday. RLC will host Wabash Valley at noon on Saturday and John A. Logan at 2 p.m., Sunday. For all things athletic at The Lake, visit RLC online at www.rlc.edu/warriors.

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