TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Seniors Robby Ort and Koby Kraemer combined for nine runs batted in at the plate and senior Devin Moore tossed eight strong innings on the mound, leading the Indiana State baseball team to a 14-2 victory over the Alcorn State Braves from Bob Warn Field on Saturday.
The win improves Indiana State to 20-22 on the season while Alcorn State drops to 15-38. ISU’s 14 runs scored are a season best and their most as a team since also plating 14 runs in a 14-3 victory at Bradley on April 15 of last season.
The Sycamores scored four runs in the opening inning as Ort (one-run single), Kraemer (two-run triple) and redshirt sophomore Jacob Hayes (sacrifice fly) all picked up RBIs. ISU added two more runs in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by redshirt sophomore Derek Hannahs and a single to right by Ort.
Kraemer drove in his third run of the game on a single to center in the fourth before junior Tyler Wampler hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth. Ort would complete his day at the plate with a two-run triple in the seventh with Kraemer working a bases loaded walk in the eighth.
Moore was efficient on the mound, allowing six hits over eight innings on 97 pitches. The ISU senior struck out five hitters and improved to 4-4 on the season.
Alcorn State pitching struggled to find the strike zone throughout the day, walking 15 Indiana State batters. Sophomore Landon Curry and junior Mike Fitzgerald both walked four times at the plate.
Ort (3-for-5), Kraemer (2-for-4) and Hannahs (2-for-4) also tallied multi-hit games with Ort tying his career high for single-game runs batted in. Hannahs’ hitting streak in now at 13 games.
Indiana State and Alcorn State wrap up their weekend series at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Sunday. The game can be seen live for free through SycamoreVision on GoSycamores.com.