One win, three losses end Revolution season 14-10-3

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JACKSONVILLE — The Central Illinois Revolution returned to Illinois to end its season in the 2019 Midwest College Showcase.  This event was held in Jacksonville, and Springfield.  

The team was scheduled for four games in two days, a tough outing while on the road.  

Their first opponent in the tournament were the Shamrocks.  The Shamrocks led off the first inning with 4 runs to take a sizable lead.  The Revolution then rallied for three runs in the second only to have the Shamrocks tally two more runs in the third inning.  

The Revolution, however, eked out 4 more runs in the fourth to take the final lead and hold for the 7-6 win.  Logan Wills got the win with Michael Oswald posting the save.  From this point on, the Revolutions weekend turned dark.

Next Revolution foe to appear was the Illinois Predators 18-U team.  And, they lived up to their name.  

They took down the Revolution 15-0 in five innings.  The Revolution could muster only 3 hits on the evening and was otherwise overpowered.  

Ryan Yeakley suffered the loss for the Revolution, who committed 11 errors.

The next day the Revolution returned to the diamond only to have another team dominate the game.  The opposition this time was the Illinois Titans 17-U team.  

Although the Revolution bats were more prominent in the outing, they were again out hit by the other team and ended up using eight pitchers and loosing 13-5.  

Garrett Wayne was tagged with the loss.

In the final game of the season, the Revolution took on the Redbirds 18-U Red team.  

This was another tough loss as the Revolution led through four innings before the Redbirds took control, scoring 9 runs in the last three innings to win 11-4.  

The Revolution committed 9 errors in the game.  Drew Stacey took the final loss of the season.  

The hometown Central Illinois Revolution ended the season with a 14-10-3 record.


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