Sunday, April 27, 2014

Illinois State squeezes past Southern Illinois in 15 innings on Saturday April 26

It was a fairly windy Saturday, but lots of beautiful people showed up at Duffy Bass Field to watch the middle game of the series between the Salukis of Southern Illinois and the local Redbirds of Illinois State.  The Redbirds didn't let them down, defeating the foes 2-1 in a 15 inning marathon.  It was the second straight extra inning game as Friday evenings contest went 12.  Fridays game ended with a walk off homer, Saturdays with a sac fly driving scoring a baserunner.

Southern, over all is a game under .500 but their 3-11 record in the Valley shows the struggles they are having this season.  The Redbirds are 28-12 and 8-5 in the Valley after the win on Saturday.  At Duffy Bass Field, the Redbirds are 10-2.

The highlight in the first 8 innings was a home run hit by Paul DeJong over the right field boards.

20140426 Southern Illinois at Illinois State baseball photos - Images by Alan Look

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