Musketeers Head To Illinois For Weekend Series On The Diamond
March 20, 2014
CINCINNATI - Xavier baseball will head to Champaign, Ill., for a four-game weekend series at Illinois. The Musketeers bring an 11-7 record into the series and have won three of their last four, while the Illini are 8-9 on the season and have lost five of seven.
Derek Hasenbeck, Tres Eberhardt and Joe Forney have paced the Musketeers at the plate lately. Hasenbeck went 6-for-10 with three runs and two RBIs this week against Ohio and Ohio State, and Tres Eberhardt brings an 11-game hitting streak into the weekend. Eberhardt is batting .385 during the stretch. A Preseason All-BIG EAST selection, Forney is tied for the conference lead with nine doubles (30th nationally).
Illinois will trot Drasen Johnson (2-2), Ryan Casellanos (1-1), John Kravetz (1-1) and Rob McDonnell (1-0) to the mound.
The two teams take to the field at 4 p.m., Friday and will follow with a noon doubleheader on Saturday. Xavier and Illinois will close the series at noon on Sunday.