April 7, 2014

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

INA - An explosive offense combined with solid pitching and defense allowed the John A. Logan College softball ream to take a pair from Rend Lake Sunday, 4-2 and 9-1.

Tiffany Gaimari and Heather Johnson paced the Vols' offense with five hits each on the day. Brook Robbins added four hits.

Winning pitcher in Game 1 was sophomore Sara Kroeger. The righty worked all seven innings, scattering 11 hits. She also walked four but did a good job of limiting the damage.

Logan scored two of its four runs in the first and two in the third. Johnson drove in two.

In Game 2, freshman sensation Jolyn Lake won her seventh game of the spring and sixth straight. She allowed one run on five hits in her five innings of work. She struck out one.

Gaimari drove in three of the nine runs.

"I thought we played pretty well overall today," said Vols head coach Bruce Jilek. "The top of the order did a good job of getting on base and the middle of the order drove them in. Our pitching was good enough and the defense was outstanding."

Logan has now won seven straight and stands 14-9 overall, 9-5 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference. The Vols play at Lake Land College in Mattoon Tuesday.