Walk-off home run gives Sycamores 3-2 win


Aces drop 9-inning game

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – After Jess Willsey gave the University of Evansville softball team a 2-1 lead in the top of the ninth, Isabella Henning with a 2-run game-winning home run in the bottom of the frame to give Indiana State a 3-2 win at Price Field.

A low-scoring contest saw the Purple Aces score a run in the first with the Sycamores matching it with a score in the bottom of the fifth.  The game went to extra innings with ISU rallying for the victory.

Evansville had a quick start to the day was Marah Wood crossed the plate in the top of the first to make it a 1-0 game.  After reaching on a leadoff single, Wood stole second and scored on a ground out by Zoe Frossard.  Taylor Howe also picked up a single in the inning.

Over the next six innings, the Purple Aces racked up just two hits.  Sydney Weatherford threw the first 4 1/3 innings with just one earned run scoring on seven hits.  The Sycamores saw the tying run score in the bottom of the fifth on a bases loaded walk.

Things remained knotted at 1-1 as the game entered the 9th when Jess Willey approached the plate.  She drove the first pitch over the left field wall to put Evansville in front at 2-1.  With one out in the bottom of the inning, a single by Danielle Henning brought up Isabella Henning, who sent the first pitch she saw out of the ballpark for the walk-off triumph.

Wood picked up two of UE’s six hits on the day.  Weatherford gave up one run in her start while Megan Brenton tossed four frames and allowed two earned runs on three hits.

This weekend, UE is back home for a 3-game series versus Southern Illinois.