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    May 10, 1998

    Baseball Defeats Minnesota

    Ken Kilian goes 4-for-4 in Big Ten finale.

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Senior right fielder Ken Kilian (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton Warrenville South) went 4-for-4 with four runtwo RBIs and a stolen base as Northwestern (27-26, 10s, two RBIs, a triple and a stolen base as Northwestern (27-26, 10-18 Big Ten) defeated Minnesota (42-13, 19-9 Big Ten) on Senior Day at Rocky Miller Park, 9-6. The game marked the final regular season conference game of tht. Rita), as Robb Quinlan and Mfor both teams.

    The Gophers got on the board quick off NU starter J.J. Standring (Chicago, Ill./St. Rita), as Robb Quinlan and Matt Scanlon opened the game with back-to-back solo home runs for a 2-0 Minnesota lead. NU answered with a run in the bottom oof the first inning. Kilian opened the frame with a single, stole second base and came home on a Patrick Thompson grounder to second base and came home on a Patrick Thompson grounder to secondcond base and came home on a Patrick Thompson grounder to second base.

    The Wildcats tied the game at 2-2 in the second inning on a solo homer by senior second baseman Ollie Dunn, and claimed the lead for the first timun homer in the third by shortstop Jeremy Kurella. The NUoffense continued to sparkle in the fourte this weekend with a two-run homer in the third by shortstop Jeremy Kurella. The NUoffense continued to sparkle in the fourth Ae%inning with a two-RBItriple by Kilian off UM reliever Kelly Werner. Two batters later, Werner uncorked a wild pitch on a pitch-out, scoring Kilian to give NUa 7-2 lead.

    NU's defense made things easy for Standring in the middle of the games, as the 'Cats executed double plays in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.