ST. LOUIS - Shannon Nicholson pitched a five-hit shutout in leading the Bloomington Hearts to a 5-0 victory over the Northern Illinois Lightning at a tournament in St. Louis. The Hearts' second game was rained out.
Nicholson (5-0) struck out four and walked none in a complete game victory. The game was shortened to five innings because of a time limit.
Colleen McGlaughlin and Ashley Deck each drove in two RBIs for the Hearts, with McLaughlin also hitting a triple. The Hearts improved to 13-1.