HAUTE, Ind. - The visiting Dallas Baptist Patriots
plated 12 runs in the final two innings, topping the Indiana State Sycamores by
a score of 15-2 in game one of three games series from Bob Warn Field at
Sycamore Stadium on Friday night.
Dallas Baptist (27-10) opened the scoring, getting a one-out single from Duncan McAlpine to take a 1-0 lead.
Indiana State (29-10) tied the game up in fourth inning, as junior Jeremy Lucas led off the inning with a double. Junior Robby Ort came up next and sent a pitch through the middle of the infield to plate Lucas from second base.
The Patriots regained the lead in the sixth inning, as the first three batters in the inning picked up hits as DBU went up 3-1 on RBIs by Landon Anderson and Jaime Garrido.
The Sycamores cut the lead in half in the seventh inning, as sophomore Tyler Wampler led off with a single before moving to third on senior Lucas Hileman's double to right-center. Freshman Landon Curry brought Wampler home two batters later with a groundout to short.
Dallas Baptist put the game away in the final two innings, plating five runs in the eighth inning, including four with two outs, before adding seven more in the ninth to turn a 3-2 lead into a 15-2 advantage.
Junior Dakota Bacus (5-3) took the loss, scattering nine hits in seven innings while allowing three runs with seven strikeouts. The Patriots broke the game open against the ISU bullpen, as five ISU relievers combined to allow 12 runs on nine hits in the final two innings.
Hileman led ISU with two hits while Ort and Curry picked up RBIs. Anderson led DBU with a 4-for-4 effort and three runs scored.
ISU and DBU play game two of their series on Saturday at 2:00 p.m., with sophomore southpaw Sean Manaea (3-1, 3.36 ERA) taking on senior left-hander Taylor Massey (6-2, 3.33 ERA).