Hot-Slugging ‘Cats Down Illinois 12-5 for Series Win

CHAMPAIGN, Sick. – Guiding a further five home operates, Northwestern defeated its rival Illinois twelve-5 on Sunday on the road for its third collection earn in a row. 

The Wildcats improved to 9-5 on the period and now sit in fourth location in the Significant 10. 

On the weekend as a whole, the ‘Cats strike fifteen home operates in three video games. As a result of 14 video games, the group is slugging .554 on the period which ranks in the best 10 nationally in Division I. 

Shawn Goosenberg had an outrageous day at the plate with two two-run home operates as effectively as an RBI double for five RBI on the day. The shortstop is now slugging .724 on the period. 

Senior Quinn Lavelle turned in a quality start off on the mound and acquired the earn to make improvements to to three-. He dialed up just what the ‘Cats required in 7. innings pitched, allowing three acquired operates, 7 hits and a stroll though placing out 4. 

Reed Smith acquired a three inning help save and finished the sport out correctly, making it possible for just just one run though placing out five. 

Michael Trautwein included a two-run home run to make improvements to his group-high RBI total to 19. 

Evan Minarovic and Charlie Bourbon equally strike their to start with vocation home operates in the sport as effectively. Minarovic finished with three RBI many thanks to a two-run double. 

Anthony Calarco notched a further multi-strike day to put a bow on his exceptional weekend. He finished 7-sixteen across the three video games with a 1.a hundred twenty five slugging share. 

Initially calendar year Vincent Bianchina and sophomore Stephen Hrustich included multi-strike video games as effectively with two-apiece. 

Northwestern will goal to carry on its hot start off to the period at Maryland following week, with two video games towards the Terrapins and two video games towards Michigan. Maryland is 5-9 on the seson, but the Wolverines represents a reliable check as they sit in a tie for second in the Significant 10 with an 11-four history.