Junior Mackenzie Schirmer provided a hit in each of South Winn’s extra-inning contests versus Clayton Ridge Wednesday. (Photo by Becky Walz)
Junior Mackenzie Schirmer provided a hit in each of South Winn’s extra-inning contests versus Clayton Ridge Wednesday. (Photo by Becky Walz)

Looking to get in the upper-half of the UIC standings, the South Winn softball team (9-18, 7-9 UIC) pushed its final conference doubleheader games into extra innings versus Clayton Ridge (13-21, 9-7 UIC) Wednesday night.

It took the Warriors eight innings to collect the 2-1 win in game one, plating its first tally in the opening frame in its winning run in the bottom of the eighth stanza. The Eagles’ lone run was plated in the sixth.

Earning the win was South Winn freshman Eryn Luzum, fanning eight and scattering five hits in her eight innings of work. 

The Warriors had six hits in the contest. Going 2-for-3 with a double was Sierra Breitsprecher. Katelyn Heying also had a double for SW. Having the other three hits were Ashley Kriener, Mary Frana and Mackenzie Schirmer.

Game two was an even longer marathon as it lasted 10 innings, with Clayton Ridge edging the Warriors, 3-2.

Luzum went the distance again for SW with six strikeouts, giving up three runs on 10 hits and three walks.

In the batter’s box, Breitsprecher smashed out a solo homer while Madison Kriener cranked out a double. Providing two hits apiece were Sadie McGee, Liz Tieskoetter and Schirmer. Ashley Kriener had South Winn’s final single.

South Winn has one game left before entering the postseason. The Lady Warriors will see action at New Hampton Friday, July 5, at 7 p.m.