Savas, Landwehr Lead ISU to Doubleheader Sweep of BGSU
March 16, 2013
NORMAL, Ill. - Jack Landwehr threw four scoreless innings in his first college start as Illinois State (8-9, 0-0 MVC) defeated Bowling Green (4-11, 0-0 MAC), 5-0, in game two of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at the Corn Crib in Normal, Ill. Dan Savas fired a complete-game victory in a seven-inning game earlier in the day, guiding the Redbirds to a 3-1 victory.
Savas (2-0) earned his first-career complete-game victory, allowing only one unearned run on one hit. He struck out six and walked three. Home runs from Zac Johnson and Brett Kay powered the offense. Freshman Matt Krenz added one RBI as the Redbirds never trailed. Bowling Green starter Mike Frank (0-3) was handed the complete-game loss. He allowed three earned runs on five hits and struck out five.
In game two, Landwehr (2-0) worked four scoreless innings, but qualified for the win because of a predetermined pitch count. He allowed one hit and struck out two, firing 52 pitches in the win. Otto Roberts worked three scoreless innings, scattering five hits with one strike out. Jeremy Rhoades pitched a scoreless eighth inning with one strike out and two walks. Chris Razo allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning, as Illinois State completed its first shutout since blanking Western Illinois, 1-0, on May 11, 2012.
Kyle Stanton’s RBI-double in the first inning scored Chad Hinshaw to give ISU an early 1-0 lead. Jack Czeszewski drove home one run on a groundout in the second inning, putting Illinois State in front, 2-0. Zac Johnson added a run-scoring single in the fourth inning, plating Stanton.
Freshman Daniel Dwyer launched his first-career home run, a towering blast over the fence in right field, extending the Redbird lead to 5-0 in the fourth inning. Starting pitcher Brett Fitzwater (1-1) faced one more batter before leaving the game for good.
The four-game series concludes Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. first pitch at the Corn Crib. Brad Sorkin (3-1, 4.30 ERA) faces Trevor Blaylock (0-3, 6.43).
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