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March 22, 2009

2009 Season - Pitching duel in softball goes to Coe by 1-0 score

ST. LOUIS, Missouri – Jackie Gill (Heyworth HS, Heyworth, Ill.) hooked up with Coe freshman Ashlee Simon in the third round of the Washington Softball Invitational on Sunday, March 22 and the result was a tremendous pitcher’s duel. Gill and her Augustana teammates came out on the short end of a 1-0 decision to the Kohawks.

Coe scored a single run in the bottom of the sixth inning when Abby Burger singled home Ashley Leonard with the lone tally of the game. That was enough to hold up as Simon allowed just one hit while striking out nine.

Gill deserved a better fate as she scattered  six hits while striking out four and she did not walk a batter. She went to 6-2 on the season.

Karlee Quaritsch (Palatine HS, Palatine, Ill.) collected the lone hit for Augustana when she singled with one out in the fourth.

Augustana fell to 10-3 while Coe moved to 12-5 on the year.