Illinois State defeated Central Arkansas by a final score of 6-3 Monday afternoon. Both teams scored all of the runs in the final inning of play, as the Redbirds split the four-game series in Conway.
Joe Aeilts finished 3-for-5 with an RBI double in the ninth inning. Jeremy Gaines finished 3-for-4 with an RBI. Joe Libman, Derek Parola, and Aidan Huggins each drove in runs in the ninth inning.
Colton Johnson went six shutout innings but did not factor in the decision. He allowed three hits, issued two walks and struck out four.
Jacob Gilmore picked up the win in relief going 2.1 innings allowing three hits, three runs, two earned, issuing a walk and struck out two.
Illinois State will face off against Murray State next weekend in Kentucky.