University of Southern Indiana Baseball were grounded by #10 (NCBWA)/#16 (ABCA) Lindenwood University, 13-2, to start a four-game series in St. Charles, Missouri. The Screaming Eagles go to 19-14 overall and 15-10 GLVC, while the Lions end the afternoon 21-4, 17-4 GLVC.
The Eagles fell behind to start the contest for fourth time in the last six games as the Lions scored twice in the bottom of the first for a 2-0 advantage. USI senior rightfielder Manny Lopez cut the deficit in half in the top of the second with ninth home run of the season to trail, 2-1. This would be as close as the Eagles would come in the outing.
Lindenwood upped the lead to 4-1 after scoring single tallies in the third and fourth. USI had a chance to get the momentum on its side in the top of the fifth, but left the bases jammed.
The Lions took control for good in the bottom of the fifth with an eight-run frame to increase the margin to 12-1. Lindenwood extended the margin once more with a tally in the sixth for a 13-1 lead.
The Eagles got one of the runs back in the top of the seventh when junior second baseman Ethan Hunter singled in senior shortstop Kobe Stephens to give the game the 13-2 final score.
USI senior right-hander Austin Gossmann took the loss for the Eagles. Gossmann (2-5) last four innings, allowing four runs on four hits and five walks. He also struck out two in the outing.
Up Next for the Eagles:
The Eagles and the Lions continue the four-game series with a 1 p.m. doubleheader Saturday. The series is scheduled to conclude Sunday with a noon single game.
Following the USI-Lindenwood series, the Eagles conclude the
hit the home stretch of the 2021 regular season when they finish April and start May with a visit to #10 (NCBWA)/#14 (ABCA) Lindenwood University (April 23-25) and hosts the University of Indianapolis (April 30-May 2). The May 2 game versus UIndy is Senior Day for the Eagles. Live coverage can be accessed through GoUSIEagles.com.