Parr smacks two homers, leads Illinois past Ga. Tech

Parr smacks two homers, leads Illinois past Ga. Tech


Jordan Parr belted two home runs and Kevin Duchene set an Illinois school record in No. 3 Illinois’ 6-4 win over No. 2 Georgia Tech in the first round of the Nashville Regional. Duchene (9-1) struck out five and allowed three runs over seven quality innings to earn his ninth victory, marking the most wins ever by an Illini freshman.

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Illinois (35-18) notched its most wins in a season under head coach Dan Hartleb and advanced to the next round of the regional, where they will face host No. 1 Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Read full FightingIllini.com recap.

In other NCAA action, Indiana scored four runs in the ninth inning to stun Valparaiso.

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