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Beacons Drop Series Finale to Illinois State
Sunday, March 26, 2023
Beacons Drop Series Finale to Illinois State
Kim Rodas ranges to catch a pop-up Sunday.

The Valpo softball team’s first home series of the season wrapped up on Sunday afternoon at the Valpo Softball Complex, as the Beacons fell by a 15-0 final to Illinois State.

How It Happened

  • Taylor Herschbach (Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township) snagged a low liner to end the top of the first and strand an ISU runner at third.
  • The Redbirds pushed 13 runs across the plate in the second inning.
  • Freshman Kim Rodas (San Bernardino, Calif./Cajon) continued her hot stretch at the plate with a leadoff double in the bottom of the second.
  • ISU scored two in the fifth to cap the scoring.

Inside the Game

  • Rodas extended her on-base streak to six consecutive games with her second-inning double. She is slashing .556/.733/.667 through Valpo’s first two MVC series.
  • Senior Easton Seib (Blue Springs, Mo./Blue Springs South) pitched in relief and threw 3.1 innings, going the first three without surrendering a run before the Redbirds’ two-run, two-out single in the fifth.

Next Up

Valpo (3-21, 0-6 MVC) steps away from Valley play for a midweek game at Purdue Fort Wayne. First pitch on Wednesday is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. CT.