ISU baseball starts five-game win streak

The Sycamores swept their last two road series and look to carry that momentum forward into a road series Wednesday against Illinois.

There is no doubt that it has been a rough start for the Sycamores baseball team to begin the season with just two wins in their first ten games. However, that all changed while Indiana State University was out for spring break.

The Sycamores played two series last week that resulted in a five-game winning streak for the trees. The Sycamores traveled to Southeast Missouri State for a two-game road trip, following that up with a three-game road trip east to Memphis.

The baseball team saw both Southeast Missouri State and Memphis a season ago as they tallied four wins between the two teams. The trees repeated exactly what they did a season ago while winning all five games on the road, all by three or more runs.

In the first game against Southeast Missouri State, the Sycamores would have a battle with the Redhawks to begin the game as the Sycamores would strike first before the Redhawks would strike right back until the Sycamores tallied four runs in the last two innings, winning 8-3.

In the second game, the Sycamores would have to crawl back to win this one as they found themselves down 4-3 late in the game. However, the trees fought back again late in the last two innings, securing a win 7-4.

Over the past weekend, the Sycamores would be back on the road again, this time to Memphis. In the first game of the series, all the scoring came early for the Sycamores as they scored four of their five runs in the second inning. That would be more than enough to secure a win against the Tigers, 5-1.

In the second game of the three-game series, the Sycamores would do the same thing as before, striking early against the Tigers and running away with the win, 7-3. In the last game of the series, the dynamic shifted for the Sycamores as they found themselves down early. In a dogfight until the end the Sycamores managed to persevere and win, 5-2.

The Sycamores must continue to ride this momentum as they face a very heavy schedule over the next two weeks. The trees will face three teams from the Big Ten Conference, Illinois, Michigan State, and Indiana, this week before they play their first conference series against Valparaiso next weekend.

The trees are also set to host their first opponent at home this weekend in the Michigan State Spartans, however that series may be moved to another location depending on weather conditions this weekend.