Sorkin shuts out Sycamores
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[April 22, 2013]
-- Brad Sorkin fired a complete-game shutout as Illinois State (22-16,
6-3 MVC) defeated Indiana State (17-17, 7-8 MVC) 2-0 Sunday afternoon at
Duffy Bass Field. It capped a three-game weekend sweep for the Redbirds,
who finished their season-long 12-game homestand with 10 victories and
Sorkin (5-4) earned his first victory since March 17 and finished
the third complete game of his career, needing only 96 pitches. He
struck out one, walked one, scattered four hits and induced a
game-ending double play to secure the win. Daniel Peterson (1-4)
suffered the loss, allowing two earned runs in six innings.
struck first in the bottom half of the fourth inning, scoring a run
off a Mike Hollenbeck single. Aguilera led off the frame with a
walk, before Kyle Stanton singled up the middle, advancing Aguilera
to second base. Daniel Dwyer followed with a sacrifice bunt, moving
Aguilera and Stanton to second and third with one out. With two outs
and runners on second and third, Hollenbeck hit a line drive to left
field, giving the Redbirds a one-run lead.
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Dwyer led off the sixth inning with a single and advanced to
second base off a sacrifice bunt by Brett Kay. Then with two
outs, Paul DeJong doubled to right field, driving in Dwyer from
second base, giving ISU a 2-0 lead and capping the scoring.
Sorkin worked 1-2-3 innings in the fourth and eighth, earning his
17th career victory. Redbird starters combined to pitch 24 innings,
allowing one earned run as Illinois State swept the Sycamores.
ISU hits the road for its next contest, as the team travels to
West Lafayette, Ind., to take on Purdue on Tuesday. First pitch is
scheduled for 5 p.m.
news release received from
Illinois State University]