03/18/17
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY-2

Passantino strikes out 10, Bisons sweep Redbirds on Saturday
Saturday, March 18, 2017 
By Russell Vannozzi

After each of Passantino’s last two solid outings were spoiled by late-inning comebacks, the Bisons finally provided enough help to get the junior righty his first win of the season.

“Man it feels great,” Passantino said. “I wouldn’t be lying if I said I didn’t have a big smile on my face once the game was over. But our main as a team was to win both games today and we did, that is what’s most important.”

Passantino tossed 7.0 scoreless innings and struck out 10 Illinois State hitters to tie his career high. He did not issue any walks and exited the game after retiring his last 13 batters in a row.

“I thought this was my best start of the season,” Passantino said. “Everything was working the way I wanted it to and it’s always fun to get some strikeouts.”

The win was the first for Passantino since May 20, 2016 at Stetson – a stretch of six consecutive starts.

Perry put Lipscomb up 1-0 with an RBI single in the fourth inning. Later, Zeke Dodson plated Lee Solomon with a single in the sixth to make it 2-0.

After the bullpen took over for the final two frames, Illinois State jumped on the board in the eighth with a sacrifice fly from Joe Aeilts.

Solomon created a little bit of magic for the Bisons to tack on an insurance run in the home half of the frame. After a one-out single to right field, he stole second and third, and then scored on an infield groundball to secure the victory.

“I can’t say enough about Lee,” Forehand said. “He finally got going and that last inning showed what he is all about. He got a single, then stole second and third and then scored on an infield grounder. That is the game-changing stuff that he is able to do.”

Norman pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his second save of the afternoon.

“Everybody was clicking today, the offense was doing their job and the pitchers were doing what they were supposed to do,” Passantino said. “All around I thought we played two very clean games today and that is good to see.”

courtesy LUAD

ILLINOIS STATE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 1ST
Grimm grounded out to 2b (2-2 KSFBBF).
Miller flied out to rf down the rf line (0-2 FK).
Rave struck out swinging (2-2 FKBFFBS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
GIGLIOTTI singled to right field (2-2 KKBBF).
GIGLIOTTI out at first p to 1b to ss to 1b, caught stealing.
SOLOMON lined out to 2b (1-2 BFF).
SORRELLS fouled out to 1b (0-2 KK).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
ILLINOIS STATE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 2ND
Hutchinson doubled to left center (2-0 BB).
Libman singled to center field (0-1 K); Hutchinson advanced to third.
Zouras struck out looking (1-2 KSBK).
Barnhart grounded into double play ss to 1b (2-1 KBB); Libman out on the play.
0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
DODSON flied out to lf (1-1 KB).
PERRY walked (3-1 KBBBB).
PERRY advanced to second on a balk.
THOMAS flied out to rf (3-2 SFBBFB); PERRY advanced to third.
WATSON out at first p to 2b to 1b (2-2 BBSSF).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
ILLINOIS STATE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 3RD
Butler, Joe struck out swinging (1-2 BSSS).
Aeilts grounded out to ss (0-1 K).
Grimm singled up the middle (0-1 K).
Miller doubled down the lf line (1-0 B); Grimm advanced to third.
Rave struck out swinging (2-2 KKBFBS).
0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
CRISAN singled to right center (2-2 KBBS).
SYMONETTE grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b (0-1 S); CRISAN out on the play.
GIGLIOTTI grounded out to ss (1-0 B).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
ILLINOIS STATE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 4TH
Hutchinson grounded out to ss (1-1 FB).
Libman grounded out to 2b (0-2 KF).
Zouras struck out swinging (2-2 BBKKS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
SOLOMON doubled down the lf line (3-1 BBFB).
SORRELLS flied out to rf (1-0 B); SOLOMON advanced to third.
DODSON reached on a fielder's choice (2-2 SBFBF); SOLOMON out at home 1b to c.
DODSON advanced to second on a balk.
0 - 1 PERRY singled to center field, RBI (1-2 BFF); DODSON scored.
THOMAS reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); PERRY out at second 3b to 2b.
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
ILLINOIS STATE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 5TH
Barnhart grounded out to 2b (1-2 KBK).
Butler, Joe struck out swinging (2-2 BSBSFS).
Aeilts grounded out to 3b (1-2 BKS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
WATSON flied out to rf (1-2 FBS).
CRISAN popped up to ss (0-0).
SYMONETTE struck out swinging (1-2 KKBS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
ILLINOIS STATE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 6TH
Grimm struck out swinging (1-2 BFSFS).
Miller popped up to 2b (0-1 S).
Rave struck out swinging (0-2 KKFFFFS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
Vogrin to p for Headrick.
GIGLIOTTI struck out swinging (1-2 BKFS).
SOLOMON doubled to right center (0-1 F).
SORRELLS struck out swinging (2-2 KFBBFS).
0 - 2 DODSON singled through the right side, RBI (2-1 KBB); SOLOMON scored.
DODSON out at second c to 2b, caught stealing.
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
ILLINOIS STATE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 7TH
Hutchinson popped up to 2b (0-2 KF).
Libman struck out looking (1-2 SBSK).
Zouras struck out swinging (2-2 KSBBS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
PERRY singled to left field (0-1 S).
PERRY out at first c to 1b, picked off.
THOMAS walked (3-2 SBKBBB).
WATSON singled up the middle (0-0); THOMAS advanced to second.
THOMAS stole third.
CRISAN popped up to 2b (0-2 SS).
WATSON stole second.
SYMONETTE struck out swinging (1-2 KKBFS).
0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
ILLINOIS STATE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 8TH
GIBSON to p for PASSANTINO.
Sadler pinch hit for Barnhart.
Sadler doubled to right field (2-2 BKKB).
Butler, Joe flied out to cf (3-1 BBKB); Sadler advanced to third.
Aeilts flied out to rf, SF, RBI (2-2 KFBB); Sadler scored. 1 - 2
PRYOR to p for GIBSON.
Grimm flied out to cf (1-2 KSB).
1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
Sadler to rf.
Barton to p for Vogrin.
GIGLIOTTI flied out to cf (1-2 BFK).
SOLOMON singled through the right side (0-1 K).
SOLOMON stole second.
SOLOMON stole third.
1 - 3 SORRELLS reached on a fielder's choice, RBI (2-2 KBBKF); SOLOMON scored.
DODSON struck out swinging (0-2 FKS).
PERRY popped up to 1b (2-0 BB).
1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
ILLINOIS STATE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 9TH
NORMAN to p for PRYOR.
Miller struck out swinging, grounded out to c unassisted (1-2 KBKS).
Rave grounded out to c, bunt (1-0 B).
Hutchinson fouled out to 3b (1-2 KBS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB

 

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