Loyola Ends Salukis' Season
NORMAL -- The Softball Salukis swept three games from Loyola in Carbondale three weeks, beating MVC Pitcher of the Year Brittany Gardner twice.
Thursday, Gardner got her revenge.
After pitching a four-hit shutout to beat Drake earlier in the day, Gardner silenced SIU's bats, holding the Salukis to three infield hits on the way to a 6-1 quarterfinal win.
SIU's season ends at 28-25.
The loss extends Southern's drought to 23 years without a conference tournament title. SIU's last such title came back in 1991, when the Salukis were still part of the Gateway Conference.
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