Illinois downs Wisconsin, 2-0

Amanda Fortune threw a five-hit shutout against Wisconsin.
Amanda Fortune threw a five-hit shutout against Wisconsin.

April 30, 2004

Final Stats

Madison, Wis. - Amanda Fortune has been on a roll in the Big Ten of late. Dating back to April 16, Fortune has a string of 29 innings without giving up an earned run in conference play. In that span, Fortune has given up just 11 hits. Fortune gave up just five hits in Illinois' 2-0 win over Wisconsin in front of a crowd of 231 at Goodman Diamond in Madison.

Illinois had just two hits in the game and scored all the runs it would need in the sixth inning. Wisconsin starting pitcher Katie Layne, who had been brilliant until that point, gave up walks to Rachelle Coriddi and Jenna Hall, then unloaded two wild pitches to allow Coriddi to score the first Illinois run. Lindsey Hamma went the opposite way for a base hit to right field, scoring Hall accounting for the only scoring of the game.

Rachelle Coriddi had the only other Illinois hit, a single to lead off the game. Wisconsin committed three errors, including two in the first inning, but Illinois couldn't take advantage.

Illinois improves to 35-17-1 on the season and 10-5 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin falls to 27-24 and 5-10. The two teams play again tomorrow at noon.