Drasen Johnson strikes out ten in his no-decision on Sunday
The Illini couldn’t stave off a comeback from Georgia State today as they lost the rubber game to the Panthers 10-6. This weekend, Illini lost two games in which they had early leads. In Saturday’s game which they won, they had to battle back from a five-run deficit.
Just like the first two games, the Illini got off to a good start. This time though Georgia State Panthers hitting came through in the late innings. They scored five runs in the eighth inning to decimate the Orange and Blue’s one-run lead.
Starter Drasen Johnson gave up five runs but he was throwing fire. In 6 1/3 innings, he struck out ten Panthers, a career high. He was tagged with a no-decision in Sunday’s game.
Good guys: David Kerian went 2 for 4 with a double, a run and an rbi… Freshman Pat McInerney blasted his first homer of his Illini career.
Next up: After a week of classes, the Illini travel to Myrtle Beach next weekend for the Caravelle Resort’s Baseball at the Beach tournament. They will face George Mason, a tough Coastal Carolina and Wichita State.