Fourth-year junior Greg Nichols scored the tying run and knocked in the winning run while fourth-year junior Jayson Hibbard faced the minimum 21 batters over seven scoreless innings to lead Illinois State to a 2-1 walk-off win in 10 innings at Duffy Bass Field on Sunday.
Missouri State (13-13 overall, 2-4 MVC) took a 1-0 lead in the 9th inning but Nichols doubled to open the bottom of the inning prior to second-year sophomore Noah Rabin doubling him home.
The Redbirds had runners on second and third with one out in the 10th inning before Nichols one-hopped the right field wall to score third-year junior Auggie Rasmussen, who was hit by a pitch and stolen second to start the inning.
Hibbard had just two strikeouts but erased two Missouri State singles with double plays, throwing seven scoreless frames on an efficient 72 pitches.
Third-year junior Elijah Dale conceded a solo home run in the 9th inning but retired the nine other Bears he faced, four of which came via strikeouts, en route to recording his second win of the season.