NORMAL, Ill. - Locked in a 1-1 tie in the eighth inning, the Illinois State (21-11) baseball team pushed two runs across home plate in the bottom of the inning against Webster (22-4) to come away with a 3-1 win Sunday afternoon at Duffy Bass Field.
A trio of Redbird pitchers combined to allow just one run on seven hits to help ISU improved to 6-2 at home this season. Dan Savas started the game and allowed three hits in two innings of work while striking out four Gorloks. Dylan Craig came on and gave up just two hits and struck out four batters over the next three innings and Jeremy Rhodes (3-3) pitched the final four frames, allowing one un-earned run on two hits and striking out three to pick up the win.
Daniel Dwyer led the Redbirds at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a run scored. Mike Hollenbeck drove in the first run of the game for the Redbirds and finished 1-for-3 with a walk and Jack Czeszewski and Brock Stewart each drove in a run in the game.