PAYSON, Ill. -- Jackson Porter went 4 for 4 and drove in four runs to guide the Illini West baseball team to an 11-4 victory over Payson Seymour Wednesday afternoon.
The Indians scored the game's first run in the bottom of the second, but the Chargers answered for three runs in the third. In that frame, Illini West had a pair of walks that was followed by consecutive doubles from Porter and Kennedy Gooding.
Illini West's lead ballooned to 9-1 after the top of the fourth when Gooding had his second RBI double. Porter had an RBI single and scored in the frame.
Gooding finished with three RBIs.
Aden Trout picked up the victory after throwing 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on 11 hits.
Tanner Cannady, Lucas Loos, Cole Schwartz and Brady Hieland all had two hits for Payson.
Illini West 11, Payson Seymour 3
Illini West 003 620 00--11 14 1
Payson 010 021 0--4 12 0
Trout, Lord (6), Burt (7) and Gooding; Loos, Johnson( 4) and Shelton. WP--Trout. LP--Loos. 2B--Illini West 3 (Gooding 2, Porter), Payson 1 (Johnson).