TERRE HAUTE, Ind.—Junior Morgan Allee broke the ISU single season stolen bases record as the Indiana State softball team (14-24) split a doubleheader with the Jaguars of IUPUI (15-19) Tuesday at Price Field.
"It's nice to be able to get records but it's really not that important to me," Allee said about breaking the record. "I would rather us win every game than for me to personally break any records."
Allee led off the bottom of the first inning with a walk and promptly stole second base to break the ISU single season record and the Sycamores went on to win the first game by a final score of 7-0.
The Sycamores first got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning when freshman Kelsey Montgomery led off with a single and stole second base. Allee then singled and both runners advanced a base by an error on the Jaguar second baseman.
Freshman Alexa Cavin then plated two runs for the Sycamores off a two RBI double to center field to put the Sycamores ahead 2-0. Junior Shelby Wilson then singled to advance Cavin to third. Sophomore Megan Stone then grounded out to put two runners in scoring position before senior Alex Lucas scored Cavin on a squeeze and Wilson scored on the throw to make it 4-0.
The Sycamores then added two more runs in the fifth inning when freshman Abbie Malchow crushed her second career home run to score Stone and make it 6-0 Sycamores after five innings.
The Sycamores struck again in the sixth inning when freshman Paige Schreiner led off the inning with a walk and advanced to second on a infield bunt single by Montgomery. Allee then singled to third base to score Schreiner and make it 7-0.
IUPUI was unable to get on the board and the Sycamores went on to win the first game 7-0, and just the second shutout of the season for the Sycamores.
Allee finished the first game 3-3 at the plate with a run scored and two stolen bases. Freshman Halle Humphrey pitched a complete game allowing just four hits with no walks and five strikeouts.
The Sycamores battled back from an early deficit in game two before the Jaguars broke it open in the sixth inning to defeat the Sycamores 17-6.
The Jaguars got on the scoreboard early as a two run home run gave them a 2-0 lead over the Sycamores after one half inning of play.
Senior Alex Lucas cut into the Jaguar lead in the bottom of the second as she hit her first career home run over the left field wall to make it a 2-1 game.
The Jaguars answered back with three runs in the bottom of the fourth to extend their lead to 5-1 over the Sycamores.
The Sycamores came back to tie the game scoring two runs in both the third and fourth to make it 5-5 after four complete.
IUPUI retook the lead in the fifth before breaking the game wide open the in the sixth, taking a 17-5 lead over Indiana State heading to the bottom of the sixth.
The Sycamores tried to respond in the bottom of the sixth, scoring one run before falling in game two by a final score of 17-6.
Montgomery finished the game 2-2 with an RBI and run scored while Allee was 1-4 with two RBI's for the Sycamores.
The Sycamores will return home on Saturday when they host the Bluejays of Creighton as part of Strikeout Cancer weekend.