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April 28, 2007

USI loses 7-3 to UIndy

Box Score: UIndy 7, USI 2

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Southern Indiana baseball team allowed six unearned runs in the sixth inning in dropping a 7-3 decision to the University of Indianapolis Saturday afternoon at the USI Baseball Field. USI falls to 34-16 overall and 22-12 in the GLVC, while UIndy goes to 24-22, 17-14 GLVC.

Leading 1-0 in the top of sixth, the Greyhounds scored six times with two-out to boost their lead to 7-0. The flood gates were opened when USI junior shortstop Kevin O'Hair (Scottsdale, Arizona) committed field errors on back-to-back batters with the bases loaded to make the score 3-0.

After the Greyhounds increased the score to 4-0 when USI senior right-hander Adam Vetter (Crown Point, Indiana) hit a batter, Indianapolis third baseman Daren Johnson cleared the base with a three-RBI doubles to right-center to make the score 7-0.

The Eagles tried to chip away at the margin, scoring a run in three of the last four innings, but could not put together a big inning and left 10 runners on-base. USI sophomore designated hitter Chad Werry (New Harmony, Indiana) and junior second baseman Darin Mastorianni (Huntersville, North Carolina) had RBI singles to led USI offensively.

On the mound, Vetter (5-3) went seven-plus innings in suffering the loss. He allowed nine hits, seven runs, one earned run, and five walks, while striking out three.

USI freshman right-hander Casey Geiger (Albion, Indiana) finished the game for the Eagles, allowing one hit and two walks in two innings.

The Eagles and the Greyhounds conclude the three-game series Sunday at the USI Baseball Field. Sunday is Senior Day for the Eagles with seven seniors –senior right-handers Vetter, Aaron Clark (Madisonville, Kentucky), Adam Summers (Dyer, Indiana), and Brook Meier (Rock Falls, Illinois) left-handers Brent Wendholt (St. Anthony, Indiana) and Jerry Reecer (Mooresville, Indiana) and rightfielder Hunter Slade (Newburgh, Indiana) – to be honored prior to the game.

The ceremony to honor the seniors will be at 12:45 p.m. with the first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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