■ The numbers (BoydsWorld.com, 4/25)
- Record: MU 16-23, EIU 14-22
- RPI: MU 126th, EIU 228th
- ISR: MU 143rd, EIU 224th
- Strength of Schedule: MU 47th, EIU 160th
■ Eastern Illinois is 4-5 in mid-week games
- Wins: Chicago State (1-0), Illinois (4-1), Illinois College (20-0), Illinois (10-2)
- Losses: Mississippi State (9-4), Southern Illinois (7-4), St. Louis (7-2), Indiana State (5-2), Western Illinois (4-0)
University of Missouri vs Eastern Illinois University■ Panthers come back to split double header (jg-tc.com, 4/23)
Tuesday, April 26
6:30 PM - Game Starts
5:30 PM - Gates Open
@ T.R. Hughes Ballpark, O'Fallon, MO (directions HERE)
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■ EIU baseball rides early lead to win over Illinois (jg-tc.com)
Jacob Reese went 2-for-2 and Brent McNeil pitched four innings of three-hit relief allowing only an unearned run as Eastern Illinois beat Murray State 5-3 for a split in Saturday's Ohio Valley Conference baseball doubleheader.
Jake Donze pitched a four-hitter in Murray State's 4-1 win over Eastern Illinois in the first game.
The Eastern Illinois baseball team scored early and never looked back as they dropped the University of Illinois for the second time this season, 10-2, on Wednesday evening at Illinois Field. The Panthers have now won five of the last eight meetings.
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Barton (3-3) posted the win, striking out two batters and not allowing a hit in 2.1 innings of relief work.
Thoma paced EIU at the plate, turning in a 4-for-5 performance with three RBIs, two runs and three doubles
■ Ohio Valley Conference to play Friday-Sundays in 2012 (College Baseball Daily)
The Ohio Valley Conference has announced a change to the format of its Conference regular season series for baseball starting with the 2012 season.
Currently the OVC plays a three-game series spread over two days, with the teams playing a doubleheader on Saturday (with one of those games being a 7-inning game, the other a 9-inning affair) and a single 9-inning game on Sunday.
Starting in 2012 the series schedule will move to a three-game series over three days (Friday-Sunday), with a single 9-inning game being played each day. Games on Friday will begin no earlier than 3 p.m. local time and no later than 6 p.m. local time.