Illinois State finished the regular season 36-18 and 16-5 in the Valley.
The Redbirds have now won two MVC titles in four seasons.
A win Saturday will secure the first outright MVC title in Redbird baseball history.
Illinois State needs just one win to secure a portion of the MVC title.
Brock Stewart tied a career-best with five RBI in the win over the Aces.
WJBC Redbird Recap - Missouri St. vs. ISU
Redbirds in the Community - Basebald Day 2012
WJBC Recap - Baseball vs. SIU
WJBC Recap - Baseball vs. Wichita State
GoRedbirds.com features Redbird sophmore center fielder, Chad Hinshaw, as he talks about being a memeber of the DeKalb County Liners summer league baseball team.
ISU vs. Bradley April 21, 2012
April 6, 2012
The Illinois State baseball team beat Maine, 7-1, Mar. 9, 2012 at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational.
2012: Appeared in 51 games, making 50 starts ... batted .248/.442/.382 ... clubbed four home runs and nine doubles ... led the team with a .442 on-base percentage, assisted by a team-high 40 walks and 16 hit-by-pitches ... paced the team with 43 runs scored ... stole 23-of-26 (88%) bases ... played error-free defense, making 125 putouts with two assists ... earned All-Missouri Valley Conference honorable mention accolaides ... was a member of the All-MVC defensive team ... selected to theMissouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete First Team andwas named the Illinois State Doug CollinsMale Student-Athlete of theYear award ... drew three walks at Southeast Missouri ... reached base twice and drove in three runs at Southeast Missouri (3/4) ...compiled an 11-game on-base streak (2/26-3/17) ... reached base four times and stole two bases at USF (3/14) ... reached base in 23-straight games (3/23-5/6) ... reached base five times,stole two bases, scored four runs andcollected seven RBI at Northern Illinois (4/10) ... went 2-for-5 with one double and one stolen baseversus Bradley (4/21) ... launched two home runs versus Evansville (5/24) ...recipient of the Stephen Heaton Endowed Scholarship.
2011: Started all 54 games in center field ... stole a team-high 31 bases on 37 attempts, which ranked third on the single-season steals list ... hit .244 with 22 RBI, 48 hits and 46 runs ... amassed a .382 on-base percentage and a .325 slugging percentage ... legged out three triples (second-most on the team) and 10 doubles ... established a career-best eight-game hitting streak (3/22-4/5) ... had 11 multiple-hit games and 10 multiple-RBI games ... went 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored, including a triple, a stolen base and a walk against Chicago State (4/2) ... went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored, including two doubles and a walk versus Milwaukee (2/27) ... went 2-for-2 with one RBI and two runs score, including two stolen bases and two walks at Northern Illinois (4/5) ... went 2-for-3 with two RBI, one run scored, a walk and a stolen base at Bradley (4/17) ... went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored, including a triple at Southern Illinois (5/15) ... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a double and a stolen base versus Evansville (5/19) ... recipient of the Stephen Heaton Endowed Scholarship.
2010: Played in 55 of the Redbirds' 56 games and started 53 ... hit .299 with 33 RBI, 58 hits and 37 runs ... posted an on-base percentage of .424 (third best on the team), stole 22 bases (second) and was hit by a team-high 15 pitches ... hit in six consecutive games (4/3-4/11) ... collected multiple hits in 15 games and multiple RBI in eight games ... went 2-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base at Evansville, to help clinch the program's first-ever share of the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship (5/21) ... went 2-for-2 with two RBI and two runs scored to help the Redbirds beat Wichita State for the State Farm Valley Tournament title (5/29) ... went 4-for-4 with three doubles and two runs scored versus Saint Louis to help Illinois State win its first NCAA Regional game since 1976 ... played summer ball for the DeKalb, Ill., County Liners of the Prospect League ... recipient of the Stephen Heaton Endowed Scholarship.
Normal Community High School:Three-year starter in baseball and football ... hit .573 (47 of 82) with seven home runs, 25 RBI and 46 runs scored and was named All-Big 12 Conference and All-State as an outfielder ... named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year ... successful on 34-of-36 stolen base attempts ... also earned Big 12 All-Conference honors at wide receiver and safety ... as a junior, helped lead Normal to the semi-finals of the state playoffs and hit .419 ... earned Big 12 All-Conference honors as a kicker ... batted .387 as a sophomore ... helped the football team to a 35-3 record in his three seasons as a starter.
Personal: Born 9-10-90 in Bloomington, Ill. ... son of Edward Hinshaw and Shirley Poole ... has two older brothers, Justin and Matt ... Justin played soccer at MacMurray College ... father works for Illinois State University ... major: Construction Management