Stanton Reaches Three Times, 'Birds Top LIU Brooklyn, 6-3
March 8, 2013
Dan Savas (1-0) worked five innings, allowing one earned run, and struck out six. Jeremy Rhoades pitched 1.2 innings with three strike outs and Chris Razo (3) fanned one in the ninth inning for his third save. LIU Brooklyn starter Justin Topa (0-3) allowed six earned runs in three innings for the loss.
Stanton's two out, two-run single in the first inning to put Illinois State ahead early, 2-0.
The Blackbirds added one run in the third on John Ziznewski's RBI-single.
LIU Brooklyn cut the deficit to 6-3 in the seventh inning and put men on second and third with one out, before Rhoades struck out Albert Faz and Mark Hernandez to end the threat.
Chris Razo enduced a game-ending double play to close out the victory.
The Redbirds return to Chain of Lakes Park Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. first pitch against Miami University. Will Headean (0-2, 4.26 ERA) faces Brooks Fiala (0-2, 6.23 ERA).
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