The Indiana State baseball team had a clean sweep after traveling to Elon, North Carolina for their first weekend series against Elon last weekend.
Friday’s game saw the third start of the season for redshirt junior pitcher Tristan Weaver. Pitching has been solid for ISU this season, but Weaver has been the best on the mound having given up only one earned run in his first three games. Weaver also chalked up 12 strikeouts in seven innings.
ISU also finally found its stride as a hitting team. The Sycamores had 11 hits in the first game, scoring three runs in the process, but still struggled to get runners home leaving 13 runners on base.
The 3-0 win for ISU was a preview of how the weekend would continue to go.
The second game of the series was a much higher scoring game for both teams. Elon took the early lead in the first inning, 2-0. Then, ISU blew up the third and fourth with eight total runs. Elon would put up four more runs but it would not stop the Sycamores from pulling away with the 9-6 win.
For the second game in a row redshirt, junior infielder Jordan Schaffer had a very nice hitting performance with four hits in his five at-bats making him seven-for-nine through his first two games against Elon.
ISU closed out the series Sunday with a dominant performance over Elon. The Sycamores were able to get it done from both the mound and the plate winning the game 6-2.
Freshman pitcher Cameron Edmonson got his first win of the season. Edmonson gave up four hits but he only gave up one earned run. Along with Edmonson, senior pitcher, Tyler Grauer picked up his fourth save of the season behind three strikeouts in just 1.2 innings.
Hitting was working for ISU and specifically junior infielder/catcher Brian Fuentes who had two hits that brought in four runs for the Sycamores. Freshman catcher Grant Magill was able to hit in the other two runs for ISU with a two-run double.
The weekend was a hopeful turning point for the Sycamores. Before the series, ISU was 2-5 on the season. Now the Sycamores hold a record of 5-5 and the rest of the season is completely in the Sycamores’ hands.
The next ISU match-up is today against San Diego, who has had an impressive start to the season with a 9-2 record and wins over three Big Ten teams and most recently a weekend sweep over Monmouth. This matchup is likely to be the biggest challenge for ISU.
San Diego will be the first home game for ISU. Last season ISU only lost two home games in the entire season with a 15-2 record at Bob Warn Field.
Today’s game will take place at 3 p.m.