Sam Tewes (8-3) worked six innings of one-run ball and struck
out five for the win. Cale Elam (1) pitched two scoreless
innings for the save. Dylan Craig fired four scoreless innings
for Illinois State in a no-decision, but Will Headean (3-3) was
tagged for two runs over three innings to suffer the defeat.
Jeremy Rhoades worked the final two innings for Illinois State
and notched a pair of strikeouts.
Mason Snyder’s two-out double in the second inning gave Illinois
State its first base runner of the game. Following a walk to Joe
Kelch, Dennis Colon slapped a run-scoring single to right field
to give Illinois State an early lead, 1-0. It would be all the
scoring ISU would muster in the game.
Craig worked out of trouble in the second and third innings to
preserve the 1-0 ISU lead. In the fifth inning, Headean walked
two and Wichita State scored on a wild pitch and a RBI-knock
from Dayne Parker.
The Redbirds stranded six runners in the game.
The regular season comes to a close Saturday with Senior Day at
Duffy Bass Field. Prior to the 1:00 p.m. first pitch, Illinois
State will honor seniors Mike Hollenbeck, JD Learnard, Cam
Verbeke, David Suarez and Cody Voelker.
[Text received; RONAN O'SHEA,
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY]
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