UI roundup: Brodner, softball pick up victory

UI roundup: Brodner, softball pick up victory

TAMPA, Fla. — Emily Brodner struck a three-run homer as part of a seven-run third inning Sunday, lifting Illinois softball to a 13-5 five-inning win over Bethune-Cookman in its Clearwater Spring Break Classic finale.

Nicole Evans notched three RBI as well for the Illini (16-8), while Arcola product Taylor Edwards collected her eighth pitching win of the season thanks to three innings of three-hit ball.

Baseball drops two. Jack Yalowitz continued a strong weekend with two more RBI across two games Sunday, but Illinois baseball suffered home losses to Toledo and Southern Illinois.

In a 10-4 defeat against the Rockets, Yalowitz drove in runs with a triple and single to up his RBI total to nine for the four-game weekend.

Pat McInerney’s solo home run accounted for the only Illini (5-12) tally in a 3-1 loss to the Salukis.