Illinois State clubbed nine extra-base hits in the win.
Illinois State will play LIU Brooklyn, Bucknell and Bowling Green in Winter Haven, Fla.
Preseason All-American Dan Savas is now 3-0 with a 0.32 ERA in 2014.
Illinois State enters play with a 4-2 overall record.
The victory for Savas was the 15th of his Illinois State career.
WJBC Redbird Recap - Missouri St. vs. ISU
2013: Named a CollegeBaseballInsider.com All-American, American Baseball Coaches Association All-Midwest Region First-Team honoree and First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference ... made 15 starts for Illinois State ... tied the Illinois State record with 10 wins, and finished 10-0 with a 1.79 ERA ... tied Chris Razo for the team-lead with 5 complete-games ... posted a pair of shutouts ... paced the Redbird pitching staff in innings pitched (100.1), strikeouts (98) and batting average-against (.180) ...earned one Missouri Valley Conference pitcher of the week honor ... secured first win of the season, firing five innings with six strikeouts versus LIU Brooklyn (3/8) ... allowed no earned runs in seven innings of work, earning the victory against Bowling Green (3/16) ... struck out eight batters in back-to-back starts (both wins) against Eastern Illinois and at Wichita State (3/22, 3/30) ... blanked Missouri State over eight innings (4/6) ... defeated Creighton and Evansville in consecutive weeks to improve to 8-0 (5/4, 5/11) ... fired a shutout, with eight strikeouts, at Southern Illinois (5/17), in a victory that clinched a share of the Missouri Valley Conference title for Illinois State ... in lone appearance in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, fired a complete-game, with a career-best 12 strikeouts, versus Missouri State (5/22) at Duffy Bass Field ... was named a Cape Cod League all-star during the summer.
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).
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.