Mori, Wilner shine in defeat
CHAMPAIGN — Senior Yoshi Mori won titles on floor and pommel horse, but seventh-ranked Illinois lost 438.900-436.250 to top-ranked Penn State in men’s gymnastics Saturday night at Huff Hall.
Mike Wilner posted the Illini’s best mark ever (15.900) to claim the rings crown.
Team sweeps. Freshman Nick Blackburn and senior Kevin Johnson each won their second games of the season, lifting Illinois to a baseball sweep Saturday in Arlington, Texas.
The Illini (7-3), who have won six consecutive games, defeated Houston Baptist 12-3 and Texas-Arlington 7-3.
Squad splits. Alex Booker had three hits and two RBI for Illinois’ softball team in its split Saturday in Clearwater, Fla.
The Illini defeated Maine 7-1 but lost 6-0 to Toledo.