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The Illinois State baseball team lost to Washington, 5-2, at Seattle on Saturday.

The Redbirds, who were coming off a 3-2 late-night Friday victory over the Huskies, fell to 6-5 while Washington improved to 7-6.

Redbird starter Brent Headrick (1-1) allowed all five runs, four of which were earned, and gave up eight hits while striking out a career-high eight. 

Washington’s Jordan Jones (2-2) picked up the complete-game victory, allowing four hits and fanning 11. He gave up doubles to ISU's Collin Braithwaite and Nick Zouras. Braithwaite and Joe Aeilts drove in runs.

Game three of the four-game set begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday and will be broadcast via leanStream on

Softball splits: The ISU softball team topped Indiana, 6-1, before falling to No. 17 nationally-ranked South Carolina, 9-0, in the Oklahoma Tournament in Norman, Okla.

The Redbirds received four-hit pitching from Morgan Day in topping the Hoosiers (4-17). Day (3-5) struck out three and walked two.

ISU belted out four doubles in a four-run second inning to go ahead and added a pair of two-out runs in the sixth.

South Carolina's Cayla Drotar (10-0) limited ISU to two hits. Sarah Finck (6-6) took the pitching loss for the Redbirds, who conclude the tournament on Sunday against No. 5 Oklahoma.


Baseball team loses: A three-run rally in the ninth inning fell short as the IWU baseball team lost for the first time, 6-4, to Loras College in the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational at Auburndale, Fla. 

The Titans are 4-1 while Loras improved to 7-1. Senior third baseman Gino Cavalieri cracked a solo home run in the seventh and junior John Bosco hit a bases-loaded double for three ninth-inning RBIs to get IWU within 6-4. Bosco was stranded at second to end the game. 

Freshman starter Eric Bennes (1-1) allowed three runs in six innings for the Titans while Nick Spiess (2-0) was the winning pitcher for the Duhawks.

Women's lacrosse falls: The IWU women's lacrosse team (3-3) lost, 17-7, to Centre (5-1) at Danville, Ky.

Abby Kushina and Amanda Best led the Titans with two goals apiece. Also scoring were Dani Engelbreit, Sam Bidlack and Grainne Kelly.


Softball team splits: The Heartland softball team defeated Monroe, 15-3, and lost to South Suburban College, 11-3, at Clermont, Fla.

Elexis Swartzentruber and Kaylee Burton each drove in three runs for Heartland in its victory. Nicole Grazioli added a home run. In the loss, Danielle Ladendorf had three of Heartland's 11 hits.


McSweeney 7th in D-II 800: Eureka's Quincy McSweeney of McKendree placed seventh in the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 11.25 seconds in the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships at Pittsburg, Kan. She had qualified for the final in 2:09.71. Her school record set earlier this season is 2:08.86.


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