GREENVILLE, Ill. - The baseball team hoped for a sweep on Friday night over MacMurray, but they settled for a split as they dropped the first game 5-4 in seven innings before winning a 4-1 decision in game two.
Greenville had to play catchup in game one, falling behind 2-0 after the second inning.
MacMurray regained the lead 4-2 in the top of the fifth and made it 5-2 in the top of the sixth.
Hodges' home runs came in the second inning to give GU a 1-0 lead and later in the fourth to make it 3-0. Greenville's second run was courtesy of a Mark Islas RBI groundout.
MacMurray scored their only run in the top of the sixth, and the Panthers scored once in the bottom of the seventh when Taylor produced an RBI single.
Hodges finished with three hits for Greenville, and Alender permitted six hits and struck out nine.
The Panthers (20-9, 12-2 SLIAC) play MacMurray at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Greenville.