ISU baseball loses third straight game

Following a strong seventh-inning rally from the Indiana Hoosiers, the Sycamores dropped their third straight game, losing 15-5. They now stand at 8-11 on the year.

Indiana State University baseball dropped their third straight game Tuesday, losing to the Indiana Hoosiers.

            The Sycamores started their losing streak this past weekend, hosting a doubleheader against the Michigan State Spartans and losing both, 8-2 and 10-7.

            Tuesday night, the Sycamores traveled to Bloomington, Indiana for a one-game road trip. The Sycamores started slowly, giving up two runs in the second inning, finding themselves in an early hole. The Hoosiers runs came off a sacrifice fly and a wild pitch.

            The Sycamores would cut the deficit in half as Randal Diaz singled to bring Adam Pottinger home and cut the lead, 2-1.

            However, the Hoosiers would top on two more runs in the sixth as Mathison homered for the Hoosiers giving them a 4-1 lead.

            The seventh inning was a big one for both teams as the Sycamores saw the inning as an opportunity to rally against the Hoosiers.

            The Hoosiers pitching collapsed as they walked three straight runners home, allowing the Sycamore to tie the game at four a-piece.

            Ultimately, a strong seventh inning push from the Hoosiers gave them the win as they scored 11 runs in the bottom half.

            The Sycamores would score one more run in the ninth on a homerun from Dom Krupinski but were unable to generate anything more. The Sycamores ultimately fell 15-5 and dropped to 8-11 on the season.

            Indiana State already has half as many losses as they did a season ago with 34 games remaining on the schedule.

            The Sycamores will host Indiana the next time the two teams meet on April 4. Up next, the Sycamores will host Valparaiso for a three-game series starting on Friday.