Chris Razo went 8-2 with a 1.71 ERA, firing 5 complete games.
A win Saturday will secure the first outright MVC title in Redbird baseball history.
Starting pitcher Dan Savas improved to 8-0 with the victory.
Both games begin at 6:00 p.m. and admission is free.
No. 4 Illinois State will play No. 8 Creighton Thursday at 4:07 p.m.
WJBC Recap - Baseball vs. SIU
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ISU vs. Bradley April 21, 2012
April 6, 2012
The Illinois State baseball team beat Western Michigan, 7-1, Mar. 9, 2012 at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational.
The Illinois State baseball team beat Maine, 7-1, Mar. 9, 2012 at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational.
2011: All-Missouri Valley Conference Honorable Mention selection ... started 53 of 54 games played ... established a .282 batting average (fourth-highest on the team) ... collected 58 hits, scored 47 runs and drove in 30 runs ... legged-out six doubles, two triples and hit three home runs ... amassed a .417 on-base percentage with a team-high 45 walks drawn, which tied for third on the season-walks list ... went 25-for-34 in stolen bases (second-most on the team) and fourth on the season-stolen bases list ... increased his career-stolen bases record to 91 ... led the team with 17 multiple-hit games ... established a season-best 16-game hitting streak (3/30-4/24) ... had multiple RBI in seven games ... went 2-for-4 with three runs scored, including a double, a stolen base and two walks against Milwaukee (2/27) ... had a 3-for-3 performance with one RBI, one run scored, a stolen base and two walks versus Ohio State (3/11) ... was 3-for-5 with three RBI, one run and two stolen bases against Austin Peay (3/19) ... went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs versus Chicago State (4/2) ... hit a home run and walked once in a 2-for-4 performance against Creighton (4/10) ... went 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk versus Missouri State (5/6) ... was 3-for-5 with one RBI and a stolen base at Southern Illinois (5/15) ... named to the Preseason ABCA All-America Third Team ... earned Louisville Slugger Preseason All-America Third Team recognition ... recipient of the Schuster Family Endowed Scholarship.
2010: Missouri Valley Conference Joe Carter Player of the Year ... State Farm MVC Most Valuable Player ... MVC First Team selection ... State Farm MVC All-Tournament Team selection ... Ping! Baseball First Team All-American ... ABCA/Rawlings Second Team All-American ... Louisville Slugger Third Team All-American ... ABCA All-Midwest Region First Team selection ... set six ISU single-season records including most hits (84), runs scored (70), doubles (25) stolen bases (33), walks (53) and intentional walks (7) ... broke the ISU's career stolen bases mark (60) in two seasons ... finished among the nation's leaders with a .538 on-base percentage (7th in the nation), an average of 1.32 runs scored per game (13th), 25 doubles (tied for 19th), 33 stolen bases (tied for 19th), 70 runs scored (tied for 37th) and a .412 batting average (tied for 36th) ... collected a hit in 47 of ISU's 58 games ... amassed a career-best eleven-game hitting streak from (4/26-5/9) ... recorded multiple hits in a team-high 26 games ... led ISU with 14 multiple RBI games ... collected a career-high five hits, seven RBI and four runs scored against James Madison (4/16), going 5-for-6, with two doubles and a home run to go along with two stolen bases ... went 4-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored against Southern Illinois (4/16) ... went 4-for-5 with two RBI, including a home run, and three runs scored at Missouri State (5/4) ... stole at least one base in five consecutive games from 2/20-3/1 ... homered in back-to-back games, including his first collegiate home run at North Floria (3/13) followed by another long ball against James Madison (3/14) ... played in 53 of ISU's 56 games and started 52 of them, with 51 starts at second base ... batted leadoff 50 times.
2009: Named to the 2009 Preseason Brooks Wallace Award Watch List, awarded to the top collegiate player in the nation ... underwent wrist surgery in the off-season ... appeared in four games, three as a starter, before injury ended his season ... granted a medical hardship.
2008: Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year ... Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Honorable Mention Team ... set a new ISU single-season stolen bases record with 32 ... his 32 stolen bases also led the MVC ... named the team's most improved player and earned the Duffy Bass "Mr. Hustle" Award ... stole a career-high three bases on four separate occasions ... ranked No. 21 in the nation in stolen bases and No. 16 in stolen bases per game (0.62) ... started all 52 games at shortstop ... recorded 18 multiple-hit and four multiple-RBI games ... tied for second on the team with a .303 batting average ... led the team with a .308 average in conference play ... second on the team in hits (61) and runs (46) ... finished in the top-five among Valley freshmen in every offensive category ... batted .321 against right-handers and .322 with runners on base ... recorded his first two collegiate base-hits at Tennessee Tech (2/23) ... recorded his first-career RBI versus Indiana (2/29) ... named to the Austin Peay Invitational All-Tournament team, batting .300 with three hits, two walks and two RBI over the three-day tournament ... collected multiple hits in four-straight games (4/2-4/6) ... notched a career-high with four hits, to go along with three runs against Northern Iowa (4/12) ... also hit a career-high two doubles during that game ... walked a career-high three times in the finale against UNI (4/13) ... batted 4-for-5 with three runs, three stolen bases and two RBI in game one of a doubleheader against Chicago State (4/20) ... stole six bases during the Chicago State series (4/19-4/20) to claim the ISU single-season stolen bases record ... recorded another four-game streak of multiple hits (4/23-4/27) ... played summer ball for the Dupage Dragons of the Central Illinois Collegiate League.
Downers Grove North High School: Named first-team all-state by the Chicago Tribune as a senior, after hitting .441 with eight triples and 20 stolen bases ... also garnered second-team all-state honors by the Chicago Sun-Times as a senior ... first-team all-conference and Daily Herald all-area selection as a junior and senior ... a special mention all-state pick by the Chicago Tribune after hitting .476 with two home runs, five triples, 21 RBI, 40 runs scored and 15 stolen bases as a junior ... batted .333 with 30 runs scored as a sophomore ... helped his team claim the regional championship as a senior ... played for both the Elite Illinois Orioles and the Illinois Sparks ... rated as one of the Chicagoland area's Top-100 at second base by the Chicago Sun-Times ... also a two-year letterwinner in football.
Personal: Born 4-21-89 in Bartlesville, Okla. ... son of Gary and Carol Tokarski ... his father played football at Miami (Fla.) ... has two brothers, Mike and Joe ... Mike played baseball at ISU ... major: university studies