Tuesday, March 18, 2014

UIS splits inaugural games at on-campus field

The University of Illinois Springfield split a doubleheader with Missouri S&T on Monday in the first games played at the Prairie Stars’ new on-campus baseball field.

UIS defeated S&T 3-1 in the nightcap after falling 4-1 in the opener.

In Game 2, UIS’ Alex Bradley tied the game 1-1 with a run-scoring double in the bottom of the first. The Prairie Stars took the lead for good in the second on Adam Unes’ solo home run, the first at the UIS field.

Brooks Rohrman ended the scoring with an RBI double in the fourth. Seth Krueger (2-0) was the winner for the Prairie Stars (7-4 overall, 3-1 in the GLVC). He didn’t allow an earned run on three hits, striking out three and walking three in five innings.

Kyle Schildroth pitched a perfect ninth to get his fourth save.

In the opener, S&T took a 2-1 lead in the fourth and never trailed again. The Miners took advantage of an error, a walk, and a hit by pitch in the inning. UIS’ only run came in the first on Luke Stewart’s RBI double. Stewart finished the game 3-for-3.

Results of the game were published in The State Journal-Register on March 18, 2014.

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