The Florence Freedom (11-25) beat the Normal CornBelters (15-22) 8-3 on Friday at UC Health Stadium behind Andrew Godbold, who had two extra base hits.He homered in the first inning, singled in the third inning, and doubled in the seventh inning.
Mike Fish got on base three times in the game for the Normal CornBelters. He singled in the third inning and doubled in the fifth inning.
Stetson Nelson improved to 1-3 on the year by picking up the win for the Florence Freedom. He allowed three runs over six innings. Nelson struck out six, walked one and gave up five hits.
Vince Apicella couldn't get it done on the rubber for the Normal CornBelters, taking a loss. He lasted just 3 1/3 innings, walked one, struck out two, and allowed four runs.
The Florence Freedom were sparked by Josh Henderson and Godbold, who teamed up for six hits and four RBIs.