Illini Win Streak At 24 After Sunday Slugfest

May 10, 2015
Fighting Illini Pitcher Tyler Jay, who as named to the final USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list, announced by USA Baseball Thursday.

Fighting Illini Pitcher Tyler Jay, who as named to the final USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list, announced by USA Baseball Thursday.

(Fighting Illini)

The Illinois baseball team's win streak continues, heading into the final three regular season home games vs. Nebraska next weekend.  The Illini broke out the lumber for Sunday's contest, completing a three-game sweep of Rutgers Sunday 28-13. 

The results in Saturday's doubleheader were much tighter, with finals of 5-4 and 6-2.

Sunday's hitting stars included 2nd baseman Reid Roper, who was 3-6 with 6 RBI, including a grand slam home run, and catcher Jason Goldstein, who was 3-4 with 4 RBI, all 4 of those coming on a grand slam of his own that tied the game 9-9 in the fourth inning.  Left Fielder Ryan Nagle was 4-6 with 3 RBI. 

Illinois put the game away with an 11-run 8th. 

With Sunday's 24th straight victory, the Illini match the longest win streak this year in the NCAA, which also done by Texas A&M.   The Illini's 43 wins are 3rd on the program's all time list.

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