Illinois misses in one-run game against SF Austin

The good guys had the lead but Stephen F Austin came back to score three runs in top of the 9th to pull a win out of the hat.  Final Score SFA 8  Illinois 7.

CF Kyle Hudson had 3 hits and two runs in his traditional eighth spot in the lineup.  Frosh Casey McMurray, who has shown some offense so far this season, was 1 for 2 with 2 runs and 2 rbis.  Also, Brandon Wikoff was 2 for 4 with 3 rbis. 

Mike Stankiewicz was the starting pitcher and didn’t put up horrible numbers though they weren’t spectacular either.  He allowed 4 ER in 7 2/3 IP with 4 strikeouts.  The big plus was that he didn’t allow a walk in the game.  Losing pitcher Nick Chmielewski allowed 3 ER in an innings work.

Tomorrow, we come up agiainst our sister campus, University of Illinois-Chicago.  It will be Illinois’ last game in the QTI Baylor Classic.


Next Game:

Game #6

Sat Mar 2, 11 am CST

Record: 2-3

vs University of Illinois-Chicago

at Waco, Tx



Opponent: University of Illinois-Chicago
Nickname: Flames
Conference: Horizon League
Head Coach: Mike Dee (10th year)
Location: Chicago, IL
Current Record: 1-3
Baseball Program website: Link
Players to watch:   It seems to be a very young team with many newcomers.  The starting rotation are all pretty much new as is the outfield with the exception of  sophomore Ty Rubig. 
Pitching for UIC is Mike Kool from Davenport IA and who pitched two years for Blackhawk College.
Team Fact: The UIC Flames have won the last six regular season Horizon League championships and three of the last five tournaments.


Go Illinois!!

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