Jordan de los Reyes
ISU hit three home runs, including two from Stephanie Gallant, while scoring in every at bat.
The Redbirds committed four errors, as all of the Ramblers' three runs were unearned.
ISU scored a total of 15 runs, while pitchers Regan Romshek and Taylor Baxter combined to allow just one run.
ISU will go for its fourth-straight MVC series win this weekend in Chicago.
The Blue Demons scored two runs in the last three innings to break a 1-1 tie and earn the victory.
The Illinois State softball team fell to No. 5/4 Michigan, 7-1, Feb. 9.
Moline HS: Four-year starter for head coach Mark Gerlach at Moline High School...three-time all-conference and all-state choice, including second-team honors as a senior in 2013...left Moline tied for 11th in state history with 30 career homers...batted .535 with 11 doubles, 15 homers and 63 RBI in 2013...hit .354 with eight homers and 49 RBI as a junior in 2012...led Maroons to a 31-11 record and a third-place finish in the state...won state championship as a sophomore in 2011, as the Maroons went 30-8-1...hit .380 with six home runs...played in 19 games as a freshman in 2010, batting .346 with one home run and 18 RBI...Maroons finished third in the state...high school teammate of current ISU players Brittny Drish and Kaitlyn Knary...member of Quad City Firebirds `95 ASA summer team, coached by Brent Prior...played golf as a freshman and sophomore and basketball all four years
Personal: Born: July 10, 1995...Parents: Juan and Laurie...Sibling: Anthony (older)...Major: horticulture & landscape management.