Sauget, Ill. – GCS Ballpark will host the annual “Braggin’ Rights” between the University of Illinois and University of Illinois on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. The venue, which serves as the home ballpark for the Gateway Grizzlies, hosts the game for a second straight year. The game is also being aired nationally on the SEC Network.
Mizzou enters the game on a four-game winning streak, including a series sweep against Tennessee over the weekend. The Tigers (24-21, 7-14 SEC) are led by junior Zach Lavy, who leads the team with a .350 batting average and 43 RBI.
The Fighting Illini come to Sauget with a 21-19 overall record and a 7-8 mark in Big Ten action. Jason Goldstein, a senior from Highland Park, Ill., comes into the game batting a team-high .341 while smacking four home runs already this season.
In last year’s game at GCS Ballpark, the Fighting Illini scratched out a 4-3 win. Illinois would go on to appear in the NCAA Tournament in 2015.
Field box seats are still available and being sold for $10. VIP tickets, which include an all-you-can-eat buffet along with beer and soda, are still on sale for $50.
For more information, please call the Gateway Grizzlies’ ticket office at (618) 337-3000.