First no-hitter on the road for Illini Baseball, Softball splits series with Indiana

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(WCIA) — The Illini baseball program made history on Sunday, throwing the 11th no-hitter in program history and the first ever on the road. In a 1-0 victory over Purdue, Riley Gowens, Ryan O’Hara, and Cole Kirschieper combined to earn the no-hitter, and etch their names in the record book.

Illinois softball also played this weekend, with the Illini splitting the series with Indiana. They played their second double-header on Sunday, winning the first game 2-0, but losing the second 2-0. They went 2-2 on the weekend.

Both Sidney Sickels and Addy Jarvis threw complete games, with Sickels pitching the shutout in game-one on Sunday. In the first game, Bella Loya earned his fifth RBI of the weekend, while Kailee Powell led the Illini offensively in the second going 2-for-3 at the plate.

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