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.
Wednesday's 5 p.m., match up will mark the Redbirds' 27th and final non-conference game.
ISU surrendered two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to lose, but still took the series, 2-1.
The Redbirds slugged their way to 20-2 and 11-0 run-rule victories to clinch their third-straight MVC series.
The Redbirds fell to DePaul,3-1, in the annual Strike Out Cancer game at Marian Kneer Stadium.
The Illinois State softball team fell to No. 5/4 Michigan, 7-1, Feb. 9.
The Redbirds were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the MVC Tournament with a 5-3 loss to Evansville.
The Redbirds fell to Northern Iowa, 9-3, on Senior Day at Marian Kneer Stadium.
The Redbirds knocked off Missouri State, 9-1 in six innings, to take the series, 2-1.
Junior (2013): Season...made 43 appearances, including 40 starts at second base...recorded career-bests with a .204 average, two home runs and 15 RBI...started offensively for the first time of the season against UIC (Feb. 17), going 1-for-3 with one run and two walks...set or matched career-highs in at bats (4), runs (2), putouts (5) and assists (6) vs. No. 15 Michigan (Feb. 22)...scored runs and recorded a hit in four of six games at the NFCA Leadoff Classic (Feb. 22-24), driving in runs against UMass and No. 14 South Florida...set season-highs with two hits and two RBI against LIU Brooklyn (March 1)...accounted for ISU's only offense with a solo home run vs. No. 14 Michigan (March 9)...recorded one hit in four-straight games from March 3-10, scoring and picking up an RBI in three of them...broke a 14-game hitless streak with an RBI triple and scored a career-high three runs in the victory over Indiana State (April 17)...set a new career-high with four RBI at Wichita State (April 20), also equaling career-bests with three hits and three runs scored.
Sophomore (2012): Season...appeared in 51 games and made 45 starts at second base...hit .152 with a double, two triples, two home runs, 12 runs scored and 12 RBI...was successful on three of her four stolen bases attempts...posted a .943 fielding percentage, committing just eight errors at second...drove in a career-high three runs and hit her first-career triple vs. Iowa State (Feb. 17)...hit her first-career homer and drove in three runs vs. Central Michigan (Feb. 18)...collected a career-high three this in as many at bats vs. Wichita State (Mar. 24)...drove in three runs for the third time on the season with a three-run double vs. Indiana State (Apr. 24)...hit her second homer of the season vs. DePaul in the NCAA Regional (May 19).
Freshman (2011): Season...appeared in 21 games for the Redbirds, primarily as a pinch runner...scored eight runs and stole two bases in as many attempts...made her collegiate debut as a pinch runner at Georgia (Feb. 11).
Dwight Township HS: A member of the all-area team...Most Valuable Player on her softball team her junior season ... recorded a batting average of .389 with three home runs during her junior season ... a member of the all-conference team her sophomore and junior seasons ... a four-sport athlete who participated in softball, basketball, track and volleyball her freshman and sophomore years and softball, basketball and volleyball her junior and senior years ... a member of the Dwight regional championship team her freshman year ... led the volleyball team to the Sweet Sixteen ... the MVP her senior and junior seasons for her performance on the volleyball team ... her brother, Jordan, played football at North Central College ... a three-time state champion in track.
Personal: Born Feb. 29, 1992...Parents: Kevin and Shelly Hoffman...AFNI Honor Roll...Major: business administration...cousins Amy and Katie Kukman played softball at Eastern Illinois and DePaul, respectively.