USI battles IUPUI in 3-0 loss


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Softball concluded a four-game homestand with a non-conference, midweek contest against Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis on Tuesday afternoon, as the Screaming Eagles fell 3-0 to the Jaguars.
Following the game at USI Softball Field, Southern Indiana’s overall record moved to 12-16 while IUPUI improved to 9-18 this season.
IUPUI scored the game’s first run in the top of the third inning on an RBI groundout. The Jaguars’ freshman pitcher, Alexa Holman, held USI hitless through 4.2 innings. USI sophomore outfielder Olivia Howard (Fishers, Indiana) made the breakthrough for Southern Indiana with a single to left field in the bottom of the fifth inning.
USI freshman pitcher Kylie Eads (Indianapolis, Indiana) made her first start of the season. Eads got her defense involved in the early going, pitching to contact. Eads went four innings, allowing one unearned off four hits with one strikeout. She was charged her second loss of the season.
Freshman pitcher Raegan Gibson (Louisville, Kentucky) took the ball from Eads in relief to start the fifth inning. Gibson tossed a clean fifth inning, but IUPUI doubled its lead to 2-0 with an RBI groundout in the top of the sixth inning. The Jaguars increased its advantage to 3-0 before the end of the inning and held on the rest of the game.
IUPUI’s Holman moved to 3-3 on the season after getting credited with Tuesday’s win. Holman surrendered one hit in five innings with six strikeouts. The Jaguars’ junior pitcher Carly Metcalf pitched the last two innings to earn the save.