Illini softball wins home opener


URBANA (WCIA) — The Illinois softball team won its home opener on Tuesday afternoon taking down the University of Illinois-Chicago 6-4 at cold and windy Eichelberger Field. The Flames scored two quick runs in the top of the first inning but the Illini (20-7) rallied scoring five unanswered runs in the next four innings to earn the win.

Illinois won the second game of a doubleheader beating UIC 16-5.

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