Thursday, April 17, 2014

UIS baseball team hits 20-win mark

Lance LeBaron’s first home run of the season in the fourth inning broke a tie and sent the University of Illinois Springfield to a 5-3 victory against McKendree in the first game of a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader Wednesday.

LeBaron’s two-run shot put UIS ahead 3-1. The Stars were up 5-1 in the sixth. UIS junior Kyle Schildroth struck out seven and allowed 11 hits over seven innings in his first career complete game. He leads the team in wins with a 5-1 record.

McKendree won 8-0 in the second game.

UIS has an overall record of 20-16 and is fourth in the GLVC East Division with a 12-12 mark. It is the first 20-win season for the Prairie Stars.

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on April 17, 2014.

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