Illini in never-say-die mode against Indiana

It seems Yogi was right.  It ain’t over till it’s over.  The Illini proved that today against the Hoosiers when they pulled out a ninth inning win.

Illinois had the lead early in Bloomington.  They scored four runs in the first three innings and led 4-1 by the third inning.  Indiana stepped up their attack and managed to make the score 7-4 by the seventh. 

In the ninth, the good guys rallied and scored four runs they needed to pull ahead.  Nick Stockwell singled and Kyle Hudson followed that up with his fourth hit of the day, a double.  Joe Bonadonna got four straight balls, loading the bases.  The Hoosier firstbaseman booted the ball hit by Brandon Wikoff scoring Stockwell and Hudson.  Altobelli (who is slugging .559 for the season) doubled in Bonadonna to tie the game and Wikoff eventually scored on a sac fly. 

Ben Reeser came in and pitched the bottom of the ninth for the save allowing just one hit. 

In addition to his four hits, Hudson scored 3 runs and stole 2 bases.  Daniel Webb homered in the second and was 3 for 4 with 2 rbis.

Tomorrow:  It’s a double header against the Hoosiers.  Stankiewicz and Shaw get the call.

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