Ally Wiegand pitched a four-hit shutout and received home run support from Sam Berghoff and Julie Josten to lead the No. 4 nationally ranked Illinois Wesleyan softball team to a 3-0 win over No. 8 Coe and a split of a pair of games Sunday at St. Louis.

The Titans were denied a sweep when host Washington University scored three runs in the seventh to grab a 7-6 win in the nightcap.

Wiegand, a Tri-Valley High School product, struck out four and walked none while keeping Coe (17-3) off stride in the opener. Josten belted a leadoff home run in the second inning before Berghoff led off the third with a solo shot of her own. The Titans added an insurance run in the fifth when Nicki Lewis scored on Hayley Earl's bunt single.

Earl hit her first home run of the season in the third inning of the second-game loss to Washington U. The Titans tacked on two more runs in the fourth when Brittany Murphy scored on a passed ball and Mia Massaro laid down an RBI bunt single to take a 3-2 lead.

The Titans (8-3) were trailing 4-3 in the seventh when three Washington errors led to three unearned runs and a 6-4 IWU advantage. Washington (7-7) answered with three runs in the bottom of the seventh for a walk-off victory.

Baseball falls to Washington U: The IWU baseball team fell behind 3-0 and never recovered in a 6-2 loss to Washington University at St. Louis.

Dom DiLello had two hits for the Titans (7-7) and doubled home their first run in the second inning. Catcher Eric Kozlowski produced an RBI double for IWU's only othe run in the sixth.

Kozlowski would go on to pitch a scoreless eighth inning. He was one of seven Titan pitchers to take the mound in the game. Starter Eric Bennes (0-1) took the loss.

Women's lacrosse wins: The IWU women's lacrosse team outshot Albion 47-12 in cruising to a 21-7 win at Albion, Mich.

Sam Bidlack led IWU with five goals and two assists. Claudia Richman added four goals with Landry Elliot contributing three goals and a pair of assists.

IWU (8-2) led 10-2 at halftime.

Titan goalie Janaye Godfrey had two saves with Sydney Macdonald also recording a stop.


Softball halted by rain: The series finale between the Illinois State and Indiana State softball teams was halted in the fourth inning by inclement weather in Terre Haute, Ind.

Seeking a sweep of the three-game series and their sixth straight Missouri Valley Conference win, the Redbirds had taken a 1-0 lead and had two runners on base with one out when the contest was halted.

A decision regarding the continuation of the game will be determined at a later date.

The Redbirds (11-20, 5-0) will play host to Southern Illinois next weekend in ISU's first home series of the season. A doubleheader against the Salukis is slated for Saturday at Marian Kneer Stadium followed by a single game on Sunday.

Contact Bruce Yentes at (309) 820-3391. Follow him on Twitter: @pg_yentes


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