Weatherford tosses gem in weekend opener


Aces fall by a 1-0 final


NORMAL, Ill. – Sydney Weatherford allowed just one run on five hits, but Paige McLeod’s no-hitter paced Illinois State to a 1-0 win over the University of Evansville softball team on Friday at Marian Kneer Stadium.

Weatherford’s lone run was unearned, scoring on an error in the bottom of the second.  She walked just one batter in the contest.  McLeod struck out two Purple Aces batters and did not issue a walk.

Jayden Standish opened the bottom half of the second with a double and would score the lone run of the game on an error.

Evansville’s first baserunner came in the fifth when Jess Willsey reached on a fielding error before the threat was ended on a double play.  Brooke Voss reached on an error in the seventh before a strike out ended the game.

Saturday’s game has been moved up to 12 p.m. due to inclement weather in the forecast.