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
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
news release from Illinois State University]