Sheaks Lifts Blue Demons Past Loyola-Chicago
#19/14 DePaul 3, Loyola-Chicago 2 (9 innings)
DePaul first baseman, Marcy Wilus went 3-for-4 on the afternoon and was credited with two RBI. Wilus knocked in the Blue Demons first run in the second inning on an infield single with two outs. Wilus then registered her second RBI on the day in the fourth inning, smashing her team-best, fifth double to right center.
Following a two-out error, Loyola's Kat Krause tied the ballgame with a two-run home run over the right-center field fence in the bottom of the sixth.
The score stayed knotted at two before Sheaks connected on her fifth homerun of the season. Sheaks went 2-for-4 on the day, knocking a home run and a single the left field to extend her hitting streak to 11-games.
Tracie Adix got the start for the Blue Demons and threw the first eight innings before being replaced in the ninth by Becca Heteniak (10-3), who earned the win. Adix finished with eight strikeouts and gave up two hits, while Heteniak struck out one and gave-up no hits.
Loyola also used a pair of pitchers – Krista Crosson and Amy Solava. Crosson, got the start and threw three and a third innings before being replaced by Solava (5-7), who suffered the loss. The duo struck out seven and scattered nine hits.
The Blue Demons return to action on Thursday with Notre Dame visiting Cacciatore Stadium for a BIG EAST doubleheader. The first pitch is slated for 3 p.m. (CST).