Richard England earned the save and Chance Simpson got the win in the University of Illinois Springfield’s 3-2 victory against Missouri S&T in the first game of a doubleheader.
England allowed one hit in one inning. Simpson had three strikeouts and one walk in six innings. He allowed five hits and two runs.
John Sechen scored an unearned run and the Prairie Stars led 1-0 in the third inning. Adam Warda had an RBI bunt and Sechen scored in the fifth. Jason Galeano’s RBI single in the fifth extended UIS’ lead to 3-0. In the sixth, Nick Ulrich’s two-run single made it 3-2.
Galeano finished 2-for-3.
A five-run seventh inning carried Missouri State to a 5-2 victory in the second game.
The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on March 13, 2016.
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