Kyle Stanton drove in five runs in the 7-inning win for the Redbirds.
Both games begin at 6:00 p.m. and admission is free.
Illinois State is a season-best eight games above .500
Illinois State enters with a 3-3 record in MVC games.
The Redbirds continue the home stand Friday-Sunday vs. Indiana State.
Morton High School: Went 9-3 with a 0.76 ERA as a senior ... registered 163 strike outs in 74 innings ... tallied four saves ...earned the Player of the Year award from the Peoria Journal Star ... was an All-Conference and All-State selection ... guided Morton High School to a regional championship ... also played four years of prep basketball.
Personal: Born 10-11-93 in West Lafayette, Ind. ... has one brother, Tyler, and one sister, Abby ... major: Undeclared