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College roundup: ISU baseball team powers to 29-8 win

College roundup: ISU baseball team powers to 29-8 win

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Kevin Tokarski had five hits and seven RBIs and the Illinois State baseball team pounded out 23 hits en route to a 29-8 victory over James Madison in seven innings Sunday at Jacksonville, Fla.

Tokarski homered and had three doubles and Ryan Court added two doubles, two home runs and also drove in seven runs as the Redbirds (6-8) jumped out to an 8-0 lead after one inning.

Matt Mirabal also had four hits for ISU, including a pair of doubles, while Chad Hinshaw, Anthony Ruffolo, Jake Thornton and Josh Colon each collected a pair of hits.

Zach Amrein also homered for the Redbirds and had three RBIs.

Ryan Camp (2-2) was the recipient of the offensive onslaught, picking up the victory by limiting James Madison to four earned runs over five innings on five hits while striking out two.

Softball team falls to Missouri: Abby Olson had two hits, including a homer over the left-field fence, but Olson’s offensive efforts weren’t enough as ISU fell to third-ranked Missouri, 3-1, at the Children’s Hospital Invitational at University Field in Columbia, Mo.

Missouri’s Chelsea Thomas struck out a career-high 14 Redbirds.

Megan Warner (4-3) suffered the loss for ISU (10-9) despite limiting Missouri (15-2) to three earned runs on four hits.

ILLINOIS WESLEYAN

Baseball team gets first win: Jason Pankau pitched seven scoreless innings and Casey McIntosh had a pair of sacrifice flies to lead the Titans to a 5-0 victory over Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

Pankau scattered seven hits and struck out nine to pick up the victory before Joe Froelich and Brent Kulavic added a scoreless inning apiece in relief.

McIntosh drove in runs in the first and fifth innings and Mark McDermott had an RBI-single in the first as the Titans (1-3) took a 2-0 lead.

Jeff Grodecki added a two-run double in the ninth for IWU.

Softball team splits to open season: Freshman Stephanie Polich had three hits to key the Titans in a 3-1 victory over Kean University in the first of two games at Kissimmee, Fla.

Illinois Wesleyan (1-1) dropped a 4-0 decision to Wisconsin-River Falls in the nightcap.

Christy Engel added a pair of hits for IWU in the win while freshman Alyssa Vorel pitched six innings, limiting Kean to no runs on three hits while striking out five, to pick up her first win.

Engel struck out six and allowed three earned runs on five hits over six innings in the second game to absorb the loss. Allison Ward had two of the Titans’ three hits.

HEARTLAND

Aguilera, Napoleon key baseball win: Eric Aguilera had two hits and two RBI and Dillon Napoleon pitched five scoreless innings to lead the Hawks to an 8-2 victory over Avery Point at Vero Beach, Fla.

Napoleon (2-0) limited Avery Point to two hits and two walks while striking out six to pick up the win. Heartland (6-1) jumped out to a 6-0 lead with three runs apiece in the third and fourth innings.

Craig Lipp added two hits for the Hawks while Matt Igara drove in two runs.

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