USI Athletics
USI HOME
Search
Contact
Image of a baseball player swinging the bat
Schedule
Meet the Team
Season Outlook
Media Guide
Statistics
History
Quick Facts
Recent Releases
Prospective Student Athletes
Coaches & Staff
Varsity Club
Baseball Home
Athletics Home
 
Baseball

April 11, 2006

Slade preserves game one victory
Eagles settle for split with Knights

Box Score Game 1: USI 3, BU 2
Box Score Game 2: BU 5, USI 2


EVANSVILLE, Ind.
The University of Southern Indiana baseball team settled for a split in round one with Bellarmine University Tuesday afternoon at the USI Baseball Field. The Screaming Eagles (14-22, 11-21 GLVC) took the opener, 3-2, while the Knights (20-15, 15-12 GLVC) won the nightcap, 5-2.

USI and Bellarmine will conclude the four-game season series next week, April 19, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Hunter Slade



In the opener, the defense of USI junior rightfielder Hunter Slade (Newburgh, Indiana) was the difference in the game. Slade threw out Bellarmine's Jeff Dillman at the plate to preserve the 3-2 Eagle victory and started a double play in the first inning on a routine fly ball to right.

USI junior right-hander Aaron Clark (Madisonville, Kentucky) picked up the victory for the Eagles in his first start of the spring. Clark (2-3) went 6 1/3 innings, allowing eight hits and two runs.

Aaron Clark



Eagles' junior left-hander Jerry Reecer (Mooresville, Indiana) and sophomore right-hander Jeremy Kerht (Plainfield, Indiana), who recorded his first save of the year, came in to finish the game for Clark in the seventh.

Offensively, USI was led by freshman leftfielder Ryan Gilliland (Aledo, Illinois) led the Eagles with a pair of hits, a run scored, and a RBI. Sophomore second baseman Darin Mastroianni (Huntersville, North Carolina) and freshman designated hitter Kirby Dunagan (Greensburg, Indiana) also had a pair of hits in the victory.

In the nightcap, Bellarmine exploded for four runs in the eighth inning to win 5-2. USI was led by Mastrioanni, who singled, and scored in the first inning and tripled and scored in the fifth to give USI the lead in each inning.

The Eagles conclude the four-game homestand Saturday when Southern Illinois University Edwardsville comes to the USI Baseball Field for a doubleheader. SIUE features the top NCAA Division II pitching staff that started the week with a 1.86 ERA.


Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information


8600 University Boulevard - Evansville, Indiana 47712-3596 812/464-8600

Academics | Prospective Student | Current Student | Athletics
Visitors | Events and News | Administration

Copyright © 2014 University of Southern Indiana All rights reserved.

Head Coach


 

Assistant Coaches


Players in Professional Baseball



Tryouts



2009 Open Tryouts:
June 16; 11 a.m.
Information


Other Links



GLVC
Map to GLVC
NCAA Division II
NCAA Stats
NCAA Championships
National Rankings
Regional Rankings


            2009
     MEDIA GUIDE