Illinois led 4-0 in the seventh, but Jacksonville State scored seven runs in its last two innings to come back and win. JSU hit two homers in the seventh to tie it 4-4 before Kellen Sarver gave Illinois another lead with a solo homer in the eighth. Jacksonville State answered with three runs in the bottom half on a two-out, two-strike double.
Jeff Korte led Illinois with two RBIs and two runs, Grant Van Scoy scored twice and Michael Michalak had two hits. Illinois led 2-0 early with a sac fly from Branden Comia and an RBI single by Michael Massey in the second inning.
It was the final game for 14 seniors and potentially some juniors depending on next week's MLB Draft.