Illinois pitchers take no-hitter into the 9th; defeat St Louis 9-2

This will teach me to leave a game early…

I got to the park early today so I could see the boys practice.

The game had a auspicious beginning as starter Nick Chmielewski walked the bases loaded in the first.  To his credit, he got out of that jam.

Unfortunately for reasons beyond my control, I had to leave early.  But not before seeing, Dom Altobelli crack a homer to left center.  That made it 3-0 Illini.

But boy oh boy, I sure wish I had stayed.  I had 1400AM on listening to the game.  Going into the ninth inning, the Illini pitching (four of them at that point) had yet to give up a hit.

But it was not meant to be.  With Ben Reeser on the hill, the no-hitter was broken up by St Louis’ leadoff man J.D. Dunn with 0 outs in the ninth.  St Louis went on to score two runs but that was no match for Illinois’ 9 tallies.

Nick Stockwell led off the second with a homer his second of the season.  He was 2 for 4 with 2 rbis.  Kyle Hudson was 2 for 5 with 2 runs ensuring that he would stay at  the .400 mark.  He swiped 3 bases increasing his total to 15.

Final Score: Illinois 9 St Louis 2

I was able to get some photos taken.  You can see them here.  Most of them are before the game.

Way to go, Illini!

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