ISU Baseball Completes Four-Game Sweep
April 3, 2011
NORMAL, Ill. - Illinois State sophomore Chad Hinshaw drove home two runs while Kevin Tokarski and Ryan Court each scored a pair of runs, as the Redbirds completed the four-game sweep of Chicago State with a 6-1 win Sunday at Duffy Bass Field.
The seven total runs was the lowest combined game total during the four-game series, as ISU outscored Chicago State, 56-9, over the weekend. With the sweep, the Redbirds improved to 19-7 overall and Chicago State fell to 4-16.
Ryan Camp earned the win for the Redbirds after throwing seven strong innings. He only allowed four hits and an unearned run, while walking one. Camp improved to 3-0 on the season. Jacob Wielebnicki came in to throw two innings of relief with three strikeouts and surrendering just one hit.
Chicago State plated the game's first run in the fourth inning when Albert Carpen scored from second base on a fielding error by Court. The lead held up until ISU scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Court started the rally by reaching first after a fielding error by the Chicago State shortstop, Michael Carpen. He advanced to second base on a balk and eventually went to third, as Zach Amrein was awarded second base after another error by Michael Carpen.
Court scored the first ISU run on a Tyler McNeely groundout and then Amrein put the Redbirds ahead, 2-1, when he tagged up from third base following a foul ball out by Mike Hollenbeck. ISU scored its final run of the inning after Josh Colon singled, stole second base and then scored on a base hit by Brock Stewart.
ISU added to its lead in the seventh inning after Tokarski opened the frame with a triple to left-center field. Hinshaw drove him home with a groundout. Following a walk and stolen base by Court, he scored as a result of an error by the Cougar third baseman. The Redbirds added one more insurance run in the bottom of the eighth, when Hinshaw singled home Tokarski, who had reached with a double, again to the left-center gap.
Tokarski and Stewart each led the Redbirds with two hits apiece.
Illinois State is back in action Tuesday when the Redbirds travel to Northern Illinois for a 3:05 p.m., non-conference showdown.
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