CARTERVILLE -- A two-out walkoff single propelled the John A. Logan College baseball team to a dramatic 2-1 victory over Rend Lake College on Thursday to open a three-game series.
Logan then swept a doubleheader at Rend Lake on Saturday, 8-3 and 6-5 in seven innings, to sweep the series.
The wins put Logan at 31-13 overall and 18-4 in Great Rivers Athletic Conference play.
Pitching ruled the day early Thursday, with neither team able to come up with anything offensively until the fourth when Rend Lake broke through first.
The Vols answered back in the sixth, starting the frame with four straight singles, including an RBI hit from Blake Johnson to tie the game -- but left the bases loaded.
Trey Riley got the start for the Vols and went eight innings. He gave up one run on three hits, while striking out nine.
Rend Lake loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth, but Andrew Zenner induced an infield popup to get out of the jam.
In the bottom half, Cameron Touchette got things going with one out by reaching on an error. Following a fly out, A.J. Lewis doubled down the third-base line, giving Logan runners on second and third with two outs.
After a Sam Frontino pinch-hit walk to load the bases, Ashton Creal ripped a 2-2 pitch into left field for the game-winning single.
Creal and Lewis paced the Vols eight-hit performance with two hits apiece.
Logan plays a doubleheader at Southwestern Illinois on Tuesday and then travels to Southeastern Illinois on Thursday for a single game.