EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - The baseball team defeated Iowa Wesleyan in two games on Friday to earn their first victories of the young season.
In game one, the Panthers received a 3-for-3 hitting performance from Mark Islas in taking an 8-5 win.
Greenville recorded single runs in the first and second inning to establish the lead.
After IWU cut the lead to one, the Panthers tacked on two runs in the third and one run in the fourth to push the lead to 5-1
Iowa Wesleyan made the score 5-4 in the top of the sixth, and the Panthers answered with a run in the bottom of the sixth and two in the bottom of the seventh.
The Panthers (2-9, 2-0 SLIAC) will face Iowa Wesleyan in day two of their four-game set on Saturday in Greenville.