Illinois Institute of Technology beat Robert Morris University-Springfield 7-2 in seven innings on Sunday at Southeast HS Springfield, IL behind Bill Cronin (JR/Orland Park, IL), who had three extra base hits. He tripled in the second inning and doubled in the fifth and seventh innings.
Andrew Gustafson (JR/Niles, IL) (2-1) got the win for Illinois Institute of Technology. He allowed two runs over seven innings. He struck out two, walked three and surrendered seven hits.
Illinois Institute of Technology was sparked by Bill Cronin and Adam Samad (FR/Alsip, IL), who teamed up for five hits and five RBIs.
Joshua Ramirez ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He allowed seven runs in seven innings, walked four and struck out six.
Robert Morris University-Springfield jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. But the Hawks never trailed after scoring three runs in the second on a two-run triple by Cronin.
After pushing across one run in the bottom of the third, Robert Morris University-Springfield faced just a 3-2 deficit. Finally, Gustafson induced an inning-ending fly out from Jesse Guzman and Tech put the game out of reach.