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Cyrillo Watson threw six shutout innings to lead the Illinois baseball team to a 4-0 win against Sacred Heart at David F. Couch Ballpark. The Fighting Illini swept the three-game weekend with wins over Georgetown, No. 20 Wake Forest and Sacred Heart. 


Watson struck out a career-high eight while scattering five hits and not allowing a walk. Only twice did a runner reach scoring position against Watson.


Zac Taylor led the Illini with two doubles and freshmen Cam McDonald and Branden Comia drove in one run each. 


Cam McDonald and Michael Massey had four hits apiece on the weekend and McDonald led Illinois with four RBIs. 


The Illini are back on the diamond next weekend for a three-game series at Florida Atlantic. 

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