Monday, March 16, 2015

Irwin's pitching helps UIS split with Quincy

Christopher Irwin picked up his first mound win of the season on Sunday as the University of Illinois Springfield baseball team split a doubleheader with the Quincy Hawks, winning 5-4 and then losing 10-0, at GCS Ballpark.

Irwin scattered eight hits over seven shutout innings with five strikeouts, improving his earned-run-average to 1.40 on the season.

Junior Richard England earned a one-out save, his second of the season.

Designated hitter John Schram went 2-for-4 with a double and three runs-batted-in. Junior Adam Warda had three of the team's nine hits in the game and is now batting .275 this year.

After Irwin pitched out of a two-on, one out jam in the top of the first, UIS got on the board in the bottom half of the frame. Junior Aaron Kuper hit a sacrifice fly to center field, plating Warda to give the Prairie Stars a 1-0 lead.

This story appeared online in The State Journal-Register on March 15, 2015.

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