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Eastern Illinois Game Notes
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05/31/2008
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Eastern Illinois Game Notes

         With the loss, Eastern Illinois ended its season with a 27-30 record. The Panthers also fell to 1-4 all-time in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.  

         The Panthers lost for the fourth time in extra innings this season, falling to 1-4 overall in extra-inning contests.

         Eastern Illinois scored at least seven runs for the fifth straight game and totaled 17 runs in its two games at the NCAA Lincoln Regional.

         Brett Nommensen finished 2-for-5 at the plate with a home run and two RBIs to extend his career-long hitting streak to 12 games. His multi-hit game was his second of the weekend and his third straight overall. Nommensen, who finished with five hits in two games at the NCAA Lincoln Regional, finished his junior season with a team-high 24 multi-hit games.

         Nommensen also finished the season with 82 hits, the second-highest single-season total in Eastern Illinois history.

         Nommensen hit his fifth home run of the season on Saturday and his first since May 10.

         Jordan Tokarz finished 2-for-4 in the game, increasing his season at-bat total to 231, tying Chris Uhle’s school record, set in 2003.

         Alex Gee homered for the second straight game on Saturday, finishing the year with four home runs. The last Panther to homer in consecutive games was Erik Hyber, who went deep in three straight games in 2007.

         Eastern Illinois gave up two first-inning runs for the second straight game.

         EIU was averaging just 0.55 home runs per game entering the NCAA Lincoln Regional, but the Panthers hit five home runs in two games at the regional.

         Eastern Illinois recorded 12 hits on Saturday after totaling 13 hits on Friday. Through three games, every team in the NCAA Lincoln Regional has recorded at least 10 hits in every contest.

         The Panthers’ four-run fifth inning marked the 26th time this season Eastern Illinois scored four or more runs in an inning and the 10th time in the month of May.

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