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The Illinois baseball team split a doubleheader Saturday at Fluor Field, beating Furman 14-5 before falling to Michigan State 4-2. The Illini's winning streak was stopped at seven games in the nightcap.
Doran Turchin led the offense with an .800 on-base percentage for the weekend. He had five hits and seven walks in 15 plate appearances. Bren Spillane added two homers, as the Illini hit .296 as a team with 18 extra-base hits.
Ben Troike hit .545 (6-11) for the weekend with two doubles, a triple and a homer.
Illinois (8-3) scored in seven of nine innings, including four in the eighth and four in the ninth in their 14-5 romp of Furman. 
Ben Troike, Spillane and Turchin all hit solo home runs in the rout. Troike, who finished a double away from the cycle, hit his first career homer.
Six Illini had multiple hits, led by Troike and Turchin with three apiece. Spillane, Zac Taylor, Jack Yalowitz and Michael Massey all added two hits.
Andy Fisher (1-0) went 5 2/3 innings without allowing an earned run to pick up his first win as an Illini.
Michigan State's Mason Erla limited Illinois to one hit over 6 1/3 innings to move to 2-0 on the season.
Turchin, Zac Taylor and David Craan had the hits for Illinois. Craan's hit, a double, crashed off the wall and almost exited the ballpark.
Ty Weber (2-1) took the loss by allowing three runs, two earned, in 4 2/3 innings. Ryan Thompson (2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R) and Joey Gerber (1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 SO) finished the game on the hill for Illinois.
Illinois is scheduled to be back in action Wednesday for the home opener at Illinois Field against Milwaukee.

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