Starting pitcher Jack Landwehr (2-1) did not make it out of the
first inning, allowing six earned runs on four hits through his
two-thirds of an inning pitched. EIU starter Jaden Widdersheim
(2-3) earned the win and allowed two earned runs in four
Illinois State used seven pitchers in game, with Steve
Heilenbach, Matt Schmitt, Otto Roberts, Will Headean, Joe Claver
and Cam Verbeke all appearing after Landwehr. Headean, Claver
and Verbeke combined for three scoreless innings with three
Eastern Illinois rallied for six runs in the first inning and
added five more in the second.
Illinois State scored its only runs in a two-run third inning.
Kyle Stantonís two-run hit scored Zac Johnson and Eric Aguilera,
making the deficit 11-2.
Eastern batted around in an eight-run fifth inning, and the
Redbirds hit into a triple play in the seventh inning.
Illinois State returns to Duffy Bass Field for a three-game
Missouri Valley Conference series Friday through Sunday. First
pitch on Friday is slated for 6 p.m. and opens a 13-game Redbird
news release received from
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