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USI Baseball scores early in win over Lindenwood

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Baseball scored six runs in the first two frames to Lindenwood University, 9-4, Friday evening at the USI Baseball Field. USI is 14-16 overall and 4-3 OVC, while Lindenwood goes to 8-21, 2-5 OVC.
 
The Screaming Eagles erased a 1-0 first inning deficit with two runs in the first and four in the second to build a 6-1 lead. USI loaded the bases before senior designated hitter Jack Ellis (Jeffersonville, Indiana) walked to force in USI’s first run to tie the game, 1-1.
 
USI junior catcher Logan Mock (Livermore, California) gave the Eagles the lead, 2-1, with a sacrifice fly to end the first.
 
The USI rally continued into the second when the Eagles plated four more runs. The first two runs scored on double to right by senior first baseman Tucker Ebest (Austin, Texas). Following a base hit by Ellis, Ebest and Ellis came across the plate when Mock reached on a pair of Lindenwood errors.
 
After Lindenwood closed the gap to 6-3 with a pair of runs in the sixth, USI got one of the runs back in the bottom half of the frame. Junior centerfielder Terrick Thompson-Allen (Sioux City, Iowa) scored the Eagles’ seventh run of the game and a four-run lead on a RBI-single by junior leftfielder Adam Euler (Evansville, Indiana).
 
USI would seal the victory with two runs in the eighth inning after Lindenwood cut the margin to three in the top half of the inning. Thompson-Allen made the score 8-4 with a bases loaded RBI-single, while Ebest finished the scoring by dashing home on a wild pitch for the 9-4 victory.
 
On the mound, freshman right-hander Grant Parson (Owensboro, Kentucky) was outstanding on the mound to earn the victory. Parson (3-0), who set down 17-straight batters after allowing a first inning run, allowed the one run on four hits and two walks, in addition to striking out six in seven innings.
 
Freshman right-hander Clayton Weisheit (Ferdinand, Indiana) got the Eagles out of an eighth inning jam and earned his second save of the year after throwing a scoreless ninth.