Tuesday, April 5, 2016

UIS baseball team sweeps Southern Indiana

The University of Illinois Springfield swept a doubleheader against a ranked opponent, beating Southern Indiana 9-8 and 5-1 Saturday in Great Lakes Valley Conference games.

The Prairie Stars (11-10 overall, 4-2 in the GLVC) were coming off a 13-5 win Tuesday over NCAA Division I Western Illinois. Southern Indiana is ranked 30th in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper NCAA Division II poll.

Up 6-5 in the first game, UIS scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning. Austin Muench and Adam Warda drew bases-loaded walks after Gabriel Acevedo and Jason Galeano were both hit by pitches. Ryan Walling hit a sacrifice fly and Trey Hannam scored.

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on April 1, 2016.

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