The Marquette Lady Explorers open the post season with a softball victory Tuesday at the Class 2A Columbia Regional.  Marquette improved to 32-and-2 with a 10-0 five-inning win over Freeburg.  Alexis Silkwood threw the five inning perfect game.  It was her 18th no-hitter of the season and her 8th perfect game of the spring. 

Marquette got two rbi’s each from Claire Morrissey, Bailey McAfee, and Maddie Youngblood. 


The Lady Explorers scored 9 runs in the 3rd inning and will now advance to the regional title game Saturday at 11 am against the winner of Wednesday’s game between host Columbia and Roxana.

Marquette softball coach Dan Wiedman after the win:

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