TERRE HAUTE, IN (WFIE) -Indiana State plated three runs in the first inning and held on from there, earning a 3-2 victory over the University of Evansville softball team on Wednesday afternoon.
The Sycamores (16-29, 4-16 MVC) got off to the quick start, erupting for their three runs in the opening frame. Brooke Mann provided the big hit for the Sycamores, lacing a 2-RBI single through the left side to cap off the inning.
Evansville (16-26, 6-13 MVC) scored its first run in the top of the third with sophomore Toni Galas doing it all. She reached on a bunt single before stealing second. Lindsay Renneisen reached on an error that allowed Galas to score from second.
In the fifth, UE added another run when a single from Allison Daggett scored Eryn Gould, who led the frame off with a walk. The Aces continued to threaten in the final two innings, drawing two walks in the sixth before Haley Woolf recorded her second hit of the game in the seventh, but the Sycamores were able to get out of the jams to take the win.
UE finished the day with seven hits with Woolf tallying three. Emily Lockhart made the start, giving up three runs in two innings. Izzy Vetter tossed the final four innings, allowing just three hits. Gabbi Schnaiter took the win for ISU, allowing two runs, one earned, in 5 1/3 innings of work. Arielle Blankenship picked up the save.
This weekend, the Aces complete their home slate with a 3-game series against Valparaiso. A Saturday doubleheader at noon gets things started before Sunday’s finale begins at 11 a.m. Seven UE seniors will be honored prior to Saturday’s contest with festivities beginning at 11 a.m.
Courtesy: UE Athletics