By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
The Quincy University softball team is coming home with a little momentum.
The Lady Hawks, who will play at the Mart Heinen Softball Complex for the first time this season on Saturday, earned a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader sweep of Wisconsin-Parkside on Sunday. QU won 8-0 and 9-5 in games moved to Springfield, Ill., because of weather issues.
Sophomore hurler Wendy Macias tossed a three-hit shutout in the opener, striking out seven and walking three in the five-inning victory. She benefitted from an offensive explosion in which the Lady Hawks (9-13, 4-4 GLVC) scored six times in the first two innings.
Ashleigh Roscetti's run-scoring double highlighted a two-run first inning, while Alanna Viken cracked a two-run double in the four-run second inning. Viken added an RBI single in the fourth.
Monica Gray went 2 for 3 with a walk and three runs scored for QU.
The nightcap followed a similar theme as the Lady Hawks scored four times in each of the first two innings.
Senior hurler Lauren Francis earned the victory in the second game, allowing one earned run and eight hits while striking out eight and walking two.
Culver-Stockton 9-10, Ashford 4-4: Six weeks into the season, the Wildcats finally had the chance to play at home. They took advantage of it.
C-SC banged out 23 hits in the doubleheader, earning the non-conference sweep and climbing within a game of .500.
In the opener, the Wildcats (9-10) had five players with at least two hits apiece as Gene Nanney went 3 for 4 with two doubles and Jason Schwartz went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Nate Olin went 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBI.
Four C-SC pitchers combined on the victory with reliever Jim Granak getting credited with the win after tossing 2 2/3 scoreless and hitless innings. He struck out one and walked two.
In the nightcap, C-SC catcher Mike Guglielmi went 2 for 3 with a solo home run, while Andrew Quiles went 2 for 4. Jacob Angelo, Cody Jacobson and Nanney each scored twice.
Jeff Baude allowed three runs and three hits over four innings to earn the victory.