The last game for Illinois at the Big East/Big Ten Challenge was a hard fought contest but their opponent West Virginia, seemed to stay one step ahead of them for most of the game. The Parr brothers provided some excitement in the top of ninth as Josh was hit by a pitch and stole second base. Justin followed that up by driving him home with a single to right. That tied the game 4-4.
Josh Parr (right) had another good game going 2 for 4 with a triple and an rbi with two stolen bases. His effort for the weekend was good enough in fact, to garner him Honorable Mention All-Tournament. For the weekend, he hit .385 with a .615 slugging percentage.
Big Ten Talk
Conference-wise, the Big Ten slipped again on Sunday, winning only three games out of nine. This time winners were Indiana, Ohio State and Purdue. Michigan State was the big winner from our conference winning all three of their games.
Overall, the Big Ten lost this year’s tournament. They went 10-14 this weekend.
Purdue had two of this weekend’s award winners with Barrett Serrato winning the Player of the Week and Matt Morgan getting the Pitcher of the Week. Ohio State’s Josh Dezse took home this week’s Big Ten Freshman of the Week.
I know it’s early but here are the standings after one weekend:
Illinois will head down to Ft Myers, Florida to face Florida Gulf Coast for three games this coming weekend. Friday’s game time is 5:30pm CT.