Wednesday, April 23, 2014

UIS baseball team rolls past Benedictine

With the regular season winding down, college baseball coaches are getting their teams prepared for the postseason.

A non-conference game between the University of Illinois Springfield and Benedictine University of Springfield at UIS Athletic Field on Tuesday gave them a tune-up before the final push through conference play.

UIS won 12-1 in eight innings. It was the first meeting between the teams since 2011 when the Stars won 6-3 in their inaugural season.

A trio of seniors powered the Stars at the plate. Infielder Nick Sanders went 2-for-5 with four RBIs. Infielder Blake Baker scored three runs, hit a double and had a RBI. Outfielder Adam Unes went 2-for-4 with a double.

The Prairie Stars (23-18) have nine games left before the postseason gets underway.

The win was featured by The State Journal-Register on April 23, 2014.

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