Saturday, April 14, 2012
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Friday's game suspended; will resume Saturday

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[April 14, 2012]  SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Friday night game between Illinois State and Missouri State was suspended in the top of the sixth inning because of strong storms. The game will resume Saturday at 2 p.m. from the point of suspension at Hammons Field, with the Bears leading 7-0.

With one out and the bases empty in the top of the sixth, the game was delayed an hour and 34 minutes because of heavy lightning and rainfall before it was finally suspended. Game two of the three-game series will begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one Saturday.

Missouri State starting pitcher Nick Petree held Illinois State scoreless through 5 1-3 innings of work before the contest was delayed. He had five strikeouts and allowed just four hits. Redbird starter Chris Razo pitched five innings, allowing seven earned runs on 11 hits with four strikeouts. Chad Hinshaw, Zac Johnson and Ty Wiesemeyer each led ISU's offense with 1-for-2 efforts.

Following a scoreless first inning, Missouri State plated five runs in the second to take an early lead. Keenan Maddox led off the inning with a single and later scored on a passed ball. Ensuing singles by Eric Cheray and Spiker Helms each drove in one more run, and a two-RBI base hit by Brent Seifert increased the Bears' advantage to 5-0.

Missouri State added two more runs in the third as Trey Massenberg led off with a single and scored on a double by Dylan Becker. Another single by Helms then drove home Becker, making MSU's lead 7-0. Each team was held scoreless in the fourth and fifth innings, before the game was delayed with one out in the top of the sixth.

Illinois State will try come back when game one resumes Saturday at 2 p.m.

[Text from news release from Illinois State University]

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