MACOMB, Ill. — Western Illinois’ Javin Drake scattered four hits and struck out seven in shutting out UNO 5-0 Saturday afternoon.

Drake went the distance for a second straight start as the Leathernecks (19-28, 13-13) defeated the Mavericks (27-17-1, 19-7).

The loss cut the Mavs’ Summit League lead to 1 1⁄2 games, but second-place South Dakota State trailed Oral Roberts 9-3 in the sixth inning when the game was suspended by rain.

Western Illinois scored all five runs in the fifth inning.

The Leathernecks started the frame with three singles to load the bases, chasing starter Andrew Brighton.

Reliever Jacob Mohler hit Drue Glassi with a pitch to score a run and CJ Schaeffer drove in two with a single to right.

Deion Thompson followed with a two-run double to left to cap the scoring.

The Mavs managed four singles and had one runner reach scoring position.

With two outs in the fourth, Grant Suponchick reached on a two-out error and advanced to second when Brett Bonar was hit by a pitch. But Drake retired Thomas DeBonville on a fly ball to center to end the threat.

UNO is 3-7 in its past 10 games, averaging 2.3 runs during that stretch.

The Mavs will try to win the series at noon Sunday.

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