By Patrick Codo
The Southern Illinois Saluki softball team is 6-1 on the fall season. They are coming off a 8-0 win over the Rend Lake Warriors. Both pitchers Savanna Dover and Hannah Poynter had over 100 pitches which totaled for over 200 pitches in the game but both teams with different directions with that momentum. In the 6th inning the Warriors had most of their batters on base. Most of the Saluki scoring came in the fourth and fifth inning.
Sydney Jones hit a single to bring in Maddy Vermejann to make it 1-0 Salukis. Then Sydney Decker hit double that brought in Jones to make it 2-0 Salukis. Jessa Thomas had a sacrifice fly in the that brought in Decker for the Saluki 3-0 lead
In the fifth had themselves a rally with a bunch of scoring runs. Susie Baranski had a solo home run to give the salukis a 4-0 lead. Then came a rally of errors by the Warriors. With Maddy Vermejan and Merri Patterson on base Hannah Poynter threw a wild pitch and the Warrior defense collapsed with a bunch of errors and allowed 3 runs to score to give the Salukis a 7-0 lead.
Savanna Dover played a really good game as she only allowed 6 runners on base. 3 of them hits and 3 of them walks. The fielding was able to keep the shutout as the Salukis ended the 6th inning with a double play. Dover’s pitching performance was enough for the Salukis to get the 8-0 victory.
The Salukis will rap of their fall ball season with St. Louis later today.