Redbirds Set Win Streak Record, Defeat Creighton, 6-0

Box Score


MAY 4, 2013

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NORMAL, Ill. – 
Dan Savas fired eight scoreless innings as Illinois State (31-16, 11-3 MVC) blanked Creighton (24-13, 8-6 MVC), 6-0, Saturday afternoon at Duffy Bass Field. The victory is a program-record 12th-consecutive victory for the Redbirds and secured a series-victory over the Bluejays.

Savas (7-0), lasted eight innings for the third time this season, allowing no runs on three hits with eight strike outs. David Suarez worked a scoreless ninth to preserve the win.

Creighton starter Nick Musec (1-5), was chased from the game in a two-run Redbird fifth inning. He allowed three runs, all earned, on five hits with four walks and no strike outs over 4.1 innings.

Kyle Stanton clubbed three hits, including a double for the sixth-consecutive game, Chad Hinshaw had three RBI and Paul DeJong drew three walks as Illinois State out-hit the Bluejays, 9-3.



Hinshaw’s RBI-triple in the third inning plated Stewart to give the Redbirds an early 1-0 lead. In the fifth, Hinshaw drew a bases-loaded walk and Zac Johnson added a run-scoring fielders choice to give the Redbirds 3-0 lead after five innings.

The first three Redbirds reached to open the sixth inning. A two-run single from Stewart broke the game open and was following by a run-scoring fielders choice by Hinshaw to cap the scoring.

The Redbirds have now won 19 of their last 21 games, improved to 17-4 at Duffy Bass Field and have won four-consecutive Missouri Valley Conference series’.

The three-game set concludes Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. first pitch versus the Bluejays. Admission and parking remain free at Duffy Bass Field. Your online source for Illinois State Athletics, tickets, Weisbecker Scholarship Fund gifts, multimedia, Redbird merchandise, photos and more.