- Behind 16 hits and five for extra bases, the Indiana State baseball team
picked up a 12-5 victory at Alabama A&M on Saturday at Bulldog Field in
Indiana State (1-1) got going in the first inning quickly, plating three runs in the opening frame. Sophomore Landon Curry led off the game by drawing a walk before junior Cody Zimmerman and senior Robby Ort loaded the bases with back-to-back singles. Junior Mike Fitzgerald plated the first runs of the season for Indiana State, bringing Curry and Zimmerman home with a two-run single. After a sacrifice bunt by redshirt sophomore Jacob Hayes, redshirt senior Koby Kraemer made it 3-0 ISU with a sacrifice fly to left field.
After Alabama A&M (0-2) tallied single runs in the first and second innings, Indiana State would plate two runs in the third, fourth and sixth innings and one more in the fifth to take a 10-2 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth inning. Indiana State would tack on two more runs in the top of the ninth inning on a two-run triple by Zimmerman to earn a 12-5 road victory.
Curry (3-for-4), Ort (3-for-5), Fitzgerald (3-for-4) and junior Tyler Wampler (3-for-5) all tallied three hits on Saturday, with Fitzgerald leading the team with three runs batted in. Curry, Zimmerman and Ort all scored three runs during the game. ISU's 9-through-4 hitters combined to hit 14-for-22 at the plate against the Bulldogs.
Senior Devin Moore (1-0) earned the victory on the mound, allowing five runs on six hits with five strikeouts in five innings on the mound. Four ISU relievers combined to blank the AAMU offense over the final innings while allowing just two hits.
Indiana State closes out the 2013 Bulldog Classic with a doubleheader against Morehead State on Sunday. The Eagles defeated Alabama A&M 11-0 on Friday before topping IPFW 11-6 on Saturday. First pitch of the doubleheader is set for 12:00 p.m. (ET).