Illinois State scored the final three runs of the game to take the rubber match, 8-7.
A three-run fifth inning gave ISU its first road win of the season.
The victory vaulted ISU to a 2-3 finish at the NFCA Leadoff Classic.
ISU returns 14 letterwinners from last year's 28-20 squad, but will need to replace the production of four departed seniors.
Taylor Baxter, Regan Romshek and Sophia Perez combined to allow just one run, as ISU extended its season-best winning streak to six
The Redbirds fell to Northern Iowa, 9-3, on Senior Day at Marian Kneer Stadium.
Freshman (2013): Season...appeared in 14 games, primarily as a pinch runner, scoring six times...scored as a pinch-runner in her collegiate debut against Sam Houston State (Feb. 9)...tallied second run of the season vs. UMass (Feb. 23)...walked in the first plate appearance of her career vs. LIU Brooklyn (March 1)...made Missouri Valley Conference debut as a pinch-runner at Drake (April 13)...scored third run of the season as a pinch-runner vs. Indiana State (April 17)...scored as a pinch-runner at Wichita State (April 21)...pinch ran twice in the series vs. Northern Iowa (April 27-28), scoring both times.
Moline HS: Four-year starter for Mark Gerlach at Moline High School...All-area selection as a senior...helped team finish third at the IHSA Class 4A level...hit two homeruns while driving in 21...led Maroons in batting with a .480 average as a junior in 2011...all-conference and all-state selection...Quad City All Metro Player of the Year...led Maroons to IHSA Class 4A title...all-metro and all-conference as a sophomore in 2010...tied for team lead in tripes with five...helped Maroons finish third in the state...all-area and all-conference choice as a freshman in 2009...led team in stolen bases with 10...helped lead Maroons to conference title...Finished fifth at nationals as a member of the Beverly Bandits 18 Gold...helped the Southern Force to first-place finishes at the ASA state tournament and fifth-place finishes at the ASA National Tournament in 2010 and 2011
Personal: Born March 12, 1994...Parents: Kraigg and Felicia...Siblings: Krisha (older) and Kacie (younger)...Krisha played for Moline's undefeated 2006 state title team and golfed for four years at St. Ambrose University...her Uncle Konrad is the coach of Moline's freshman/sophomore team...Major: physical education...hopes to become a teacher and softball coach.