Monday, April 20, 2015

Baseball: Prairie Stars pitching dominant in split

The University of Illinois Springfield baseball squad held the University of Wisconsin-Parkside to just three hits and one earned run Sunday, but the Prairie Stars could only gain a split, winning 6-2 in 11 innings and then losing 2-1 to the host Rangers.

In total, UIS pitchers Jose Marin, Kyle Schildroth and Matt Farrington struck out 18 hitters over the two games.

In the first contest, early homers by Adam Warda and Michael Rothmund staked the Stars to a 2-0 lead. But UWP scratched single runs across in the fifth and sixth innings and sent the game twirling into extra stanzas.

The Prairie Stars (14-14) took advantage of a Rangers fielding error with four hits in the top of the 11th inning, scoring four runs to take the win.

The win was reported by The State Journal-Register on April 20, 2015.

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