Schubert’s big day not enough as Eagles swept by Rangers


University of Southern Indiana Softball was unable to take advantage of two early leads, dropping a pair of Great Lakes Valley Conference games to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside at the Case Softball Complex Saturday afternoon.

The Screaming Eagles (14-11, 3-3 GLVC) held leads in both games before the Rangers (14-12, 5-3 GLVC) rallied for a pair of 6-5 wins.

USI returns home tomorrow when it hosts No. 12 University of Indianapolis in a doubleheader that was moved to the USI Softball Field after inclement weather in Indianapolis. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Game 1: UW-Parkside 6, USI 5

UW-Parkside scored four times in the bottom of the seventh inning to erase a three run Eagles’ lead to rally for a 6-5 win in game one.

USI took a 2-0 lead in the first inning off RBI singles by junior outfielder Caitlyn Bradley (Forest, Indiana) and senior third baseman Mena Fulton (Bloomington, Indiana). The Eagles would add to that lead with a solo home run by sophomore outfielder Allison Schubert (Nicholasville, Kentucky) in the fourth.

After UWP answered with a pair of runs in the fifth, Schubert hit her second home run of the game in the sixth. The Eagles added another run in the top of the seventh on a home run by junior second baseman Claire Johnson (Pittsboro, Indiana).

Sophomore pitcher Jennifer Leonhardt (Louisville, Kentucky) recorded 11 strikeouts, but was charged with the loss. Schubert finished with three hits, while Johnson and junior catcher Lindsey Barr (Whitesville, Kentucky) each finished with two.