March 11, 2006
Eagles positioned to close doubleheader sweep,
Up 5-0 in suspended game two after 4-2 game one victory
@Southern Indiana (5-4, 2-3 GLVC): 4
Missouri-Rolla (4-7, 2-2 GLVC): 2
Game two suspended due to darkness
EVANSVILLE, Ind.—The University of Southern Indiana baseball team survived a two-hour rain delay to the start of its doubleheader Saturday with the University of Missouri-Rolla. The Screaming Eagles posted a 4-2 victory in game one and lead the Miners, 5-0, in the second game, which was suspended due to darkness after six innings.
Game two of Saturday's doubleheader will resume in the top of the seventh Sunday at 11 a.m. prior to the scheduled doubleheader (games three and four of the series) between the two clubs.
USI (5-4, 2-3 GLVC) rang up two runs off five hits in the bottom of the second inning of game one to take a 2-1 advantage. Senior catcher Jed Davis (Grayville, Illinois) had an RBI double in the inning, while freshman centerfielder Chad Werry (New Harmony) scored on a fielding error by UM-Rolla leftfielder Nick Zurweller.
The Eagles tacked on another run in the third inning to extend their lead to 3-1 when sophomore third baseman Sam Shahine (West Lafayette, Indiana) roped an RBI single to centerfield, scoring freshman second baseman Alex Thieroff (Greenfield, Indiana) from second base.
UM-Rolla (4-7, 2-2 GLVC) got to within a run in the top of the sixth inning when Brett McClean drilled an RBI double to centerfield. USI, however, matched the run when Shahine scored on a wild pitch after advancing to third base on a passed ball.