The Redbirds went 39-19 in 2013, winning the outright MVC regular season title.
The loss snapped an eight-game winning streak for ISU, and dropped it to 39-19
Kyle Stanton led ISU with a 3-for-4 performance, including one RBI and one run.
Illinois State finished the regular season 36-18 and 16-5 in the Valley.
This marks the second MVC Pitcher of the Week Award for Savas this season.
WJBC Redbird Recap - Missouri St. vs. ISU
2011: Established a 3.92 ERA, which was the second-lowest among starters ... went 3-4 with 68 strikeouts, which totaled the second-most strikeouts on the team ... started 12 for 14 games appeared in, pitching 66.2 innings ... allowed opposing batters to hit .253 against him ... earned his first collegiate win in his first collegiate start, allowing just one earned run, striking out four and walking one through six innings at Belmont (2/20) ... earned Illinois State's first-ever victory at Miami, allowing two earned runs, striking out six and walking one through six innings (3/9) ... struck out a career-high 12 batters through 6.2 innings without allowing an earned run, but did not earn the victory against Creighton (4/10) ... credited with the win in a five-inning performance with nine strikeouts and no earned runs allowed at Bradley (4/16) ... gave up just one earned run and struck out four through six innings versus Evansville, but did not earn the win (5/20).
East Leyden High School: Amassed a 1.64 ERA during his senior season ... struck out 84 batters in 60 innings of work, averaging 11.86 strikeouts per game ... issued just 18 walks ... earned all-area and All-West Suburban honors ... as a junior pitched 28 innings, striking out 47 while walking just 16.
Personal: Born 7-11-92 in Park Ridge, Ill. ... son of Dean and Kathy Savas ... has one sister, Kristen ... major: accounting