CARTERVILLE -- The John A. Logan College baseball team swept a three-game series from Southwestern Illinois this past week, taking a doubleheader from the Blue Storm on Saturday in Carterville, 11-4 and 7-4.
The Vols plated three runs in the first and fifth innings and four more in the seventh to put the game on ice. Cody Jansen paced the offense with two hits, including a home run and five runs batted in. Ashton Creal had three hits and drove in three.
Winning pitcher for Logan was Austin Ruesch (3-0). He worked seven innings, allowing no runs on five hits. Joe Darlin and Andrew Zenner each worked an inning.
In Game 2, Logan jumped out to a 7-0 lead through five innings and held on for the 7-4 win.
Earning the win on the bump was Hunter Ralls (3-1) in relief of Brodie Lenon. Ralls worked 1 1/3 frames and recorded two strikeouts while walking one.
Last Thursday, the Vols won the series opener with SWIC at Belleville in rather convincing fashion, 20-6.
Logan would not mess around early on, jumping out to a 3-0 lead before recording an out after back-to-back singles to open the game, followed by a three-run blast from Hunter Combs.
Logan is now 22-4 overall and 5-1 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference. The Vols host Frontier College of Fairfield at 3 p.m. Thursday in a single game.