Brock Stewart (2-2) was saddled with the loss. He allowed
three runs, only one of which was earned, in 1.1 innings of
work. David Suarez allowed an unearned run in two innings of
work and Redbird starter Dylan Craig surrendered nine runs, five
of which were earned, in his shortest start of the season for
the no-decision. Tyler Owings (3-1) secured the win in relief
for the Leathernecks. He worked 1.2 scoreless innings with one
Mike Hollenbeck had a career-day at the plate, tallying five
hits and driving home six runs. He added one home run and a pair
of run-scoring singles at the dish. Paul DeJong knocked three
hits and scored four runs and both Joe Kelch andDennis Colon had
two-hit, two-RBI efforts.
Illinois State scored one run in the first inning on an error,
but WIU took advantage of a pair of Redbird errors in the bottom
half of the inning to lead 4-1 after one. Jake Moore’s three-run
home run capped the scoring in the first inning.
WIU extended its lead to 6-1 with a pair of runs in the second
ISU then scored the next seven runs of the game to reclaim the
lead. In the third inning, Hollenbeck slapped a two-run single
and Stewart launched his second home run of the year, a two-run
shot that made it 6-5 WIU. Illinois State tied the game in the
fourth inning on a RBI-single from Daniel Dwyer and went on top
on Hollenbeck’s solo home run to open the fifth inning. Mason
Snyder added a sacrifice-fly to make it, 8-6, Illinois State.
Consecutive RBI-tallies from Chris Tschida, Brent Tuner and Adam
McGinnis in the bottom of the fifth inning put WIU back on top,
9-8, however Illinois State would the game one inning later on
Hollenbeck’s RBI-single to center field.
WIU took advantage of Illinois State’s third error to reclaim
the lead in the seventh inning. In the eighth, Snyder smacked a
run-scoring single and Colon added a two-out, two-run drive to
give Illinois State a 12-10 advantage. The Leathernecks tied the
game in the eighth inning on a two-run, two-out double from
Tschida and won it in the ninth inning on Neil DeCook’s
bases-loaded walk-off single.
The series concludes Sunday afternoon with a noon start from
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