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Indiana Downs Illinois Sunday, Takes Weekend Series

Evan Bell threw a complete game three-hitter to give Indiana a 4-1 win over the Illinois baseball team Sunday at Bart Kaufman Field.


Pat McInerney hit a solo home run in the second inning that accounted for the Fighting Illini's only run.


Andrew Mamlic (4-7) was tagged for three runs in the first on four hits before settling down to put up five straight scoreless innings. He ended with 6.0 innings pitched, while allowing four runs on nine hits and striking out five without issuing a walk.


Mamlic retired 10 straight after allowing back-to-back run-scoring doubles in the first.


Illinois (26-22, 9-10) had three hits in the game and scored four runs in the 2-1 series loss. Jason Goldstein, who hit .417 (5-12) in the series, had a single and Trent Hammond doubled to make up the rest of the Illini's offense outside of McInerney's homer.


Michael Hurwitz snapped his career-best reached base streak at 26 games.


The Illini took game one, 2-1 then lost Saturday, 3-1.


Illinois hosts Michigan for a three-game series Thursday-Saturday at Illinois Field.


Information courtesy of FightingIllini.com

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