Illinois State has now won MVC series' versus Bradley and Indiana State.
Illinois State is now a season-best six games over .500.
Redbird pitchers tallied 12 strikeouts in the loss.
Illinois State is now a season-best five games over .500.
Illinois State will play LIU Brooklyn, Bucknell and Bowling Green in Winter Haven, Fla.
WJBC Recap - Baseball vs. Wichita State
Illinois State vs. Illinois held on March 27, 2012.
2013: Earned First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors ... appeared in 27 games for Illinois State, all in relief, going 2-1 with a team-best six saves ... posted a 1.54 ERA ... struck out 37 batters in 41.0 innings of work, limiting opponents to a .224 batting average-against ... worked 0.2 perfect innings, with one strikeout, to earn first save versus Bowling Green (3/17) ... earned a safe with one perfect inning at Wichita State (3/30) ... struck out three batters in three innings of work against Morehead State (4/13) ... picked up a three-inning save against Indiana State (4/20) ... earned the victory in relief, working a career-best 4.1 perfect innings, with three strikeouts, as Illinois State defeated Southern Illinois to secure the first outright Missouri Valley Conference regular season title in school history (5/18) ... struck out five batters and earned one save in six innings of work in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at Duffy Bass Field (5/23-5/25).
2012:Appeared in 16 games, making four starts ... went 4-4 with a 4.57 ERA ... threw 45.1 innings and struck out 32 batters ... worked two scoreless innings in relief, adding one strike out at Austin Peay (2/19) ... tallied his first victory of the season after throwing three scoreless innings, with a career-best five strikeouts at Southeast Missouri (3/3) ... earned a victory in relief against Illinois, working three scoreless innings with four strike outs (3/27) ... pitched two scoreless innings against Bradley (4/22) ... defeated Creighton with 4.2 innings of work, with three strike outs (5/24).
Wheaton Warrenville South High School:Two-year starter ... as a senior, amassed a 2.21 ERA and a 6-4 record through 69.1 innings pitched ... struck out 81 ... All-DuPage Valley Conference selection ... All-Area honoree ... named most valuable pitcher ... also was a two-year starter on the golf team.
Personal:Born 2-12-93 in Atlanta, Ga. ... son of John and Susann Rhoades ... has two siblings, Taylor and Ryan ... Taylor played baseball at Bowling Green ... major: Business Administration.