TOLEDO 3, AUSTIN PEAY 0
RICHMOND, KY – Kailey Minarchick more than held up her end of an elimination game in the NISC on Friday, spinning a three-hit shutout for Toledo against Austin Peay.
The Rockets (35-22) will face host Eastern Kentucky or Towson in another elimination game later Friday.
Minarchick (19-6) was especially dialed in for the seventh inning, getting back-to-back strikeouts to start the frame. She finished with one walk and four strikeouts.
Megan Choate hit a leadoff triple on the bottom of the fifth inning and scored on a sacrifice fly by Brittney Davis to break a scoreless tie; Kylie Norwood’s single and a bases-loaded walk to Bekah Yenrick pushed the Rockets ahead, 3-0.
Austin Peay (39-19) got a double from Danielle Liermann. Kelly Mardones allowed just three hits in her six innings of work.