Illinois wins Braggin’ Rights over Missouri

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SAUGET — The Illinois baseball team hit three home runs, including two from freshman Michael Massey, to beat Missouri 5-3 Tuesday night in the annual Braggin’ Rights game at GCS Ballpark.

“Coming into tonight, I was struggling so I just tried to keep it simple tonight,” Massey said.  “See ball, hit ball and kind of tried to little league it a little bit and it worked out.”

“From a hitting standpoint, the top of the order was outstanding,” Illinois head coach Dan Hartleb said.  “We scuffled a little bit at the bottom but that’s part of baseball.  It happens at times and we found a way to win so a good day at the ballpark.”

It’s the fourth straight victory for Illinois, who improves to 10-16 on the season.  The Illini will visit nationally ranked Michigan this weekend.

 

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