CHAMPAIGN -- The Illini earned a split with 19th ranked Minnesota at Illinois Field Friday night.
Illinois (21-18) came back to win game two 2-0, after dropping game one 3-1.
In game one Jordan Smith delivered the go ahead 2-out 2-run single in the top of the 6th.
Doug Hayes helped the Illini bounce back in game two, shutting down the high powered Gophers offense. Hayes pitched a complete game shutout to earn his 6th win of the season.