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RV Taylor Remains Undefeated in Crossroads League After Sweep


UPLAND, Ind. – The Trojans swept their second consecutive Crossroads League opponent by defeating St. Francis (9-14, 0-8 CL), 8-0 and 9-4 on Tuesday evening at Gudakunst Field.


Taylor is currently undefeated at home and has won its last five straight.


Lauren Kanai played the villain to the visiting team yet again, bringing in the game-ending run when she doubled to deep right field to score Kristin Mihalic and Kara Tucker. Tucker finished the first game with three runs and was perfect in the batter’s box on her four trips.


Jessica Doctor was the lone pitcher for the Trojans in game one. Doctor only gave up five hits to the visiting Cougars over six innings to record her fourth win of the season.


After a slow start in game two for the Trojans, TU managed to put one run up in the third and fourth innings.


Shortly after Taylor scored, St Francis’ offense came alive in the top of the fifth, the Cougars tied the host team at 2-2.


With two out in the bottom of the fifth, Taylor started an offensive onslaught scoring seven runs. Erin Cozad and Maddi Evans both recorded a home run in the inning.


In the top of sixth, the Cougars tried to inch their way back into the game. St. Francis posted two runs in the sixth and zero runs in the seventh leaving the Cougars still searching for their first conference win. USF is the first away team to score at Gudakunst Field this season, tallying four runs in the second game of the doubleheader.


The Trojans (13-4, 5-0 CL) will try to defend their home field once again on Wednesday when they host Spring Arbor (10-8, 3-3 CL). Game one will begin at 4:00 pm.