Goldstein’s six rbis helps Illini in slugout with Eastern

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#12 Illinois (25-6-1) continued their torrid hitting as they defeated their downstate rivals Eastern Illinois (1-24) by the score of 14-10.  Newly honored Big Ten Player of the Week Jason Goldstein didn’t stop his hot hitting.  He had a career high six rbis against EIU going 3 for 6 with a grand slam homerun.

 

Game #32 / April 7, 2015
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I’m betting the Illini were getting a little nervous around the third inning or so.  At that time, 1-23 Eastern had a 6-5 lead. Never fear… the Illini bats woke up again in the fourth inning to the tune of five runs.  That put the good guys up 10-6 and they had the lead for good after that.

In addition to Goldstein, David Kerian and Ryne Roper went deep for the Illini.  Kerian’s conference-leading 8th homer also extended his hit streak to 18 games.  J.D. Nielsen (1-1) got the win in relief.

 

 

Next up

On Wednesday, the Billikens of St. Louis will come to Illinois Field.  Game time is 6pm.

Go Illini!


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