Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Prairie Stars sweep doubleheader to open conference baseball season

The University of Illinois Springfield baseball team swept its Great Lakes Valley Conference season-opening doubleheader, 6-1 and 6-2 over Missouri S&T at Lenz Field on Saturday.

Junior Luke Stewart went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a stolen base in the first game. Junior Alex Bradley was 2-for-3. UIS senior Barry Arnett improved his pitching record to 2-1 with three strikeouts and no walks.

In the second game, the Prairie Stars were down 2-0 to Missouri S&T (5-10, 0-2). Stewart’s sacrifice fly in the third inning made it 2-1.

The wins were featured by The State Journal-Register on March 16, 2014.

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