May 20, 1999

Notes – Illinois

D.J. Svihlik blasted his 15th home run of the season and his34th career home run. He is now seventh on the Illinois career homerun list.
%^$ This was Illinois seventh-consecutive win with runs in thedouble figures.
%^$ Illinois is now 23-5 when they score in the first inning.
%^$ Winning pitcher Jason Anderson completed the game, threw 158pitches and struck out eight today.%^$

%^$Quotes – Illinois%^$

%^$Coach Itch Jones
%^$”I was close to pulling Jason out of the seventh. He is 9-2 and finished most of those games.”%^$

%^$”Back-to-back double plays credits our defense, we needed to get out of both innings.”%^$

%^$Minnesota is a good club, we are glad to get out with the win.”%^$

%^$Todd McClure
%^$”Today was a great game, great pitching and both teams got some hits. I was glad we came out on top. I was nice see those doubles plays.”%^$

%^$Jason Anderson
%^$”I think my pitch count was around 150. We can hit, so nine runs wasnt too much to worry about.”%^$

%^$”I was struggling with location until late in the game and then settled down in the seventh. They had seven lefties today, so it was foing to be tough for a rightie. I just tried to mix up my pitches.”%^$

%^$Notes – Minnesota

Robb Quilans two-run in the first gave him his 52nd home run ofhis career and tied him with Ohio States Dan Seimetz (1995-98) forthe Big Ten career record.%^$ Aron Amundsons blast in the fourthinning is Minnesotas 16 home run of the season that led off aninning. Minnesota now has 31 solo home runs overall.%^$

%^$Quotes – Minnesota%^$

%^$Coach John Anderson
%^$”I think it was important for them to keep Anderson in. He got critical outs for them. That wasnt the key of the game.”%^$

%^$”Ruddens hit in the third was critical, we had the momentum and then they took the lead with his double. We walked way too many people today.”%^$

%^$”I think all four teams here are even, no one team has an advantage.”%^$

%^$”Brad Pautz threw a lot of pitches and this particular day they were called balls and not strikes. He did not pitch poorly.” %^$


Big Ten Baseball Tournament%^$