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Indiana State Splits Sunday Doubleheader With Morehead State
Courtesy:ISU Athletics
Danny Pfrank

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Indiana State baseball team split their doubleheader with Morehead State on Sunday at Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville, Ala., falling 6-5 in game one before rallying for a 7-5 victory in game two.

Indiana State finishes the 2013 Bulldog Classic with an even 2-2 record after the doubleheader, the first time since the 2010 season that the Sycamores have not been swept on their opening weekend of play.

Morehead State (3-1) earned their third straight win in the tournament in game one, posting a 6-5 win over the Sycamores.

Indiana State rallied in the eighth inning of game two, scoring five runs to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 7-4 lead heading into the ninth. Junior Owen Conway got the inning going for the Sycamores, hitting his first career home run to left field to lead off the frame. Three batters later, junior Robby Ort gave the Sycamores the lead, driving pitch into the left-center field gap to put ISU in front 5-4. A pair of fielding miscues by the Eagles assisted the Sycamores in padding their lead as Indiana State tacked on two more runs to take a 7-4 advantage.

Junior Josh Dove (1-0) earned the win in relief, returning to the mound after entering in the eighth inning to close out the victory in the ninth with the go-ahead run at the plate.

Indiana State returns to the state of Alabama next weekend, playing three games hosted by Auburn University. The Sycamores face College of Charleston on Friday, Middle Tennessee State on Saturday and Auburn on Sunday. All three games can be heard live for free over the Internet on GoSycamores.com.

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