Sickels sets saves record, Illini beat Boilermakers


URBANA (WCIA) — Illinois freshman pitcher Sydney Sickels set the program’s single season record recording her fifth save, helping the Illini beat the Purdue Boilermakers 7-2 Friday night at Eichelberger Field.

Annie Fleming led the Illini (29-22, 7-14 B1G) at the plate going 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs, while Veronica Reulius also had three hits and three RBI. Game 2 of the series is Saturday at 1 p.m.

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