Illini had four extra-base hits but struggled with runners on
Katie Repole and Kylie Johnson each had two hits and an RBI
Illinois and Ohio State are tied for sixth place in the Big Ten standings
Illinois defeats Southern Illinois, 4-2, in eight innings for ninth-straight victory
A win of this weekend's series could clinch as high as a six seed for the Big Ten Tournament
Illinois' home game against Eastern Illinois on April 9, 2013
Photos from the Illini's Big Ten game versus Nebraska on March 30
Photos from the Illini's 2013 home opener, a thrilling, come-from-behind extra-inning victory.
Photos from the third day of the UNI Dome Tournament, Feb. 10, 2013, in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Photos from the Illini's trip to the UNI Dome Tournament on Feb. 8-10, 2013
High School:A three-sport student-athlete who combined for 10 varsity letters and four Captain Stars during participation in basketball, softball and volleyball at Conant High School ... Three-time Daily HeraldAll-Area and All-Conference (2010-12) ... Helped lead high school team to back-to-back conference championships, with a 17-0 Mid-Suburban League record and an Illinois 4A State Sweet Sixteen finish in 2012 ... Batted .393 with 11 doubles and 44 runs as a senior ... Twice voted to Conant's Best Defensive Player Award honors (2010-11) ... Played travel ball with the Schaumburg Sluggers, placing second at the 2010 NSA `A' Nationals ... Selected as one of Conant's High School top-10 outstanding seniors and was a Female Athlete of the Year Award nominee ... Academic all-state nominee in 2012 and a four-year honor roll student ... Two-time IHSA All-Academic ... Was a National Honor Society and student council member at Conant.
Personal: Born July 14, 1994 ... Daughter of Tom and Pam Bauch ... Has two siblings, Laura - a University of Illinois graduate - and Ryan.
Favorite Food: Gnocchi
Favorite Quote: "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."
Dream Job: To work at a therapy place during the day helping kids with special needs, and coach basketball, softball, and volleyball at a high school after.
Pregame Superstitions: Straighten my hair, wear the same bow, and listen to "Unstoppable" by Rascal Flatts before the game.
Fun Fact: I weighed nearly 11 pounds when I was born.
Famous person you admire and why: Pat Summit because she was able to make history while being a female, which is "uncommon." She never gave up on her dreams and inspired so many people while doing so, overcoming a lot of adversity along the way.
Three Things on your "Bucket List": Skydive, study abroad, and make a difference.
Favorite Midnight Snack: Sour Skittles