NORMAL, IL – Illinois State needed a second try to knock-off Michigan State on Thursday. The Redbirds quickly jumped on top over the Spartans and never looked back, winning 6-0.
Ali Domkuski pitched with a lead all day, but needed few insurance runs. Grabbing her fifth win of the year, Domkuski pitched seven full innings and trusted her defense well, forcing 10 ground outs and nine fly outs.
McKenzie Long notched the only extra-base hit for the Spartans, nailing a double for Michigan State.
Illinois State awaits the announcement of the host site for the championship round of the NISC as they become one of six teams to claim a spot in the championship field.