Brock Stewart tied a career-best with five RBI in the win over the Aces.
Illinois State enters play at 9-3 in the MVC.
Illinois State is now a season-best 11 games over .500.
Illinois State is a season-best eight games above .500
Illinois State has won 10 of its last 12 games.
2012: Made 14 appearances, starting 13 games ... went 4-3 with a 4.31 ERA and one save ... struck out 44 batters in 79.1 innings pitched ... earned his first victory of the season after allowing two runs on four hits over seven inning versus Tennessee Tech (2/25) ... threw four scoreless inningsin relif, tallying three strike outs against Webster (3/25) ...struck out five batters over six innings and earned the win against Northern Illinois (4/10) ... defeated Southern Illinois on a one-run, seven-hit effort over 7.2 innings ... notched a season-best six strike outs over six innings, earning a victory against Western Illinois (3/13).
2011: Was 4-2 with a 4.27 ERA ... started seven of 11 games appeared in ... struck out 24 batters through 46.1 innings ... earned the victory in a 5.1-inning outing with five strikeouts and three earned runs against Milwaukee (2/26) ... pitched five innings with three strikeouts and three earned runs for the win against Bowling Green (3/6) ... pitched a career-high eight innings, with four strikeouts and two earned runs for the victory versus Austin Peay (3/19) ... recorded the win with a seven-inning performance in which he struck out three and allowed two earned runs against Chicago State (4/2) ... pitched three shutout innings in an indecision against Indiana State (4/30) ... allowed just one earned run and struck out two in an indecision at Southern Illinois (5/14).
2010: Went 4-1 with a 5.28 ERA ... made 15 appearances with 10 games started ... pitched 58 innings, striking out 38 ... made his first collegiate start at Florida, going four innings, giving up two earned runs and striking out three (3/9) ... earned his first career win at Purdue, pitching six shutout innings and striking out two (3/24) ... started in ISU's home victory against Illinois, going six innings, allowing just one earned run and recording one strike out (3/30) ... earned his first Missouri Valley Conference victory at Creighton, throwing 6.2 scoreless innings, striking out a career-best seven batters (4/10) ... pitched a career-high 7.1 innings, allowing three earned runs with one strike out in the Rebirds' win against Southern Illinois (4/17).
Stevenson High School: Two-year starter for the Patriots ... posted a 6-2 record with a 1.45 ERA as a senior ... earned all-area, all-North Suburban Conference and all-Lake Shore honors ... team was ranked preseason No. 12 in the state ... finished second in the NSC and reached the sectional finals ... pitched in the same rotation as Scott Firth (Clemson) and Matt Robin (Ohio) ... went 2-2 with a 1.63 ERA during junior season, the lowest ERA on the team.
Personal: Born 10-9-90 in Buffalo Grove, Ill. ... son of Steven and Annette Sorkin ... has a younger brother, Matthew ... father played tennis at Illinois State ... major: Undeclared