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April 01, 2007

USI shutout Quincy 12-0 to take the series

Box Score: USI 12, Quincy 0

EVANSVILLE, Ind. The University of Southern Indiana baseball team won its third series in its last four attempts with a 12-0 shutout of Quincy University Sunday afternoon at the USI Baseball Field. The Screaming Eagles raise their record to 18-9 overall and 9-6 in the GLVC, while the Hawks fall to 15-13, 8-9 GLVC.

The 18-wins matches USI's win total for last season as the Eagles reach the halfway mark of the 2007 campaign.

Cory Julian

The Eagles were carried to Sunday's victory on the left arm of senior pitcher Cory Julian (Lynnville, Indiana), who picked up his third win of the season. Julian (3-2) allowed just two hits and four runners to reach base in seven shutout innings. He also struck out a season-high eight batters.

USI senior lefthander Brent Wendholt (St. Anthony, Indiana) and sophomore right-hander Michael Dewig (Haubstadt, Indiana) finished the game on the mound for the Eagles.

Hunter Slade

At the plate, USI was led by the three-hit performances of senior rightfielder Hunter Slade (Newburgh, Indiana), junior leftfielder Bryan Rudden (Crystal Lake, Illinois), and sophomore third baseman Alex Thieroff (Greenfield, Indiana). Slade, who has his batting average up to .418 and hit .412 for the week, was three-for-four with three runs scored and two RBIs.

Thieroff, who raised his average from .250 to .302 this week, was three-for-five with two RBIs and two runs scored. He also batted .500 for the week with four RBIs, including Saturday's game winner in the 11th.

Alex Thieroff

Rudden, who continues to be USI's catalyst at the top of the line-up, went three-for-five with a pair of runs scored. He also hit .500 for the week with four runs scored and four stolen bases.

The Eagles conclude the four-game series Tuesday when the University of Missouri-Rolla comes to the USI Baseball Field for a 1 p.m. single game. USI will leave GLVC action for one game this week when it travels across town to the University of Evansville for the "Battle at the Braun" Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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