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Illinois State Tops Southern Illinois in Missouri Valley Conference Tourney Opener

Illinois State defeated Southern Illinois in its first Missouri Valley Conference game, 4-1 from Normal. 


Brent Headrick and Colton Johnson faced just five batters over the minimum in the victory. Headrick fired seven, one-run innings allowing two walks and struck out four. 


Derek Parola finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Joe Butler and Nick Zouras drove in runs for ISU as well.


The Redbirds (33-22) will play the winner of Evansville and Indiana State tomorrow at 7 p.m.

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