Monday, March 2, 2015

Baseball: Prairie Stars split a pair in Nashville

The Prairie Stars completed their weekend by splitting games against Tiffin and Rockhurst Sunday.

Junior Max Beidrzycki pitched five shutout innings and struck out eight in a 4-3 UIS win over Tiffin. Nothing went right against Rockhurst in an 11-1 defeat.

The Stars built a 4-0 lead. Shortstop Kyle Hunsinger drew a bases-loaded walk to score Mark Self in the second. Then in the fourth, Will Stanka drilled an RBI triple to left center and eventually scored the team's third run on a Calvin Jimenez double down the left field line. In the fifth, Alex Bradley singled hom Adam Warda to make it 4-0.

Tiffin scratched across three runs after loading the bases in the bottom of the seventh, but the UIS bullpen shut the door after that. Junior Richard England pitched a perfect ninth inning for the save.

UIS baseball will be back on the field next weekend in a four-game series against Truman State. The games will be played at GCS Ballpark in Sauget.

The baseball team was featured by The State Journal-Register on March 2, 2015.

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