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 the doublefigures.
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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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