Redbirds Drop Non-Conference Tilt, 20-2, at Eastern Illinois
April 3, 2013
CHARLESTON, Ill. - The Illinois State Redbirds (12-14, 0-1 MVC) surrendered a season-high 20 runs, falling at Eastern Illinois (7-18, 0-8 OVC), 20-2, Wednesday afternoon in Charleston, Ill. The loss marked the second-straight defeat for the Redbirds.
Starting pitcher Jack Landwehr (2-1) did not make it out of the first inning, allowing six earned runs on four hits through 0.2 innings pitched. EIU starter Jaden Widdersheim (2-3) earned the win and allowed two earned runs in four innings.
Illinois State used seven pitchers in game, with Steve Heilenbach, Matt Schmitt, Otto Roberts, Will Headean, Joe Claver and Cam Verbeke all appearing after Landwehr. Headean, Claver and Verbeke combined for three scoreless innings with three strike outs.
Eastern Illinois rallied for six runs in the first inning and added five more in the second.
Eastern batted around in an eight-run fifth inning and the Redbirds hit into a triple play in the seventh inning.
Illinois State returns to Duffy Bass Field for a three-game Missouri Valley Conference series, April 5-7. First pitch on Friday night is slated for 6:00 p.m. and opens a 13-game Redbird home stand.
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