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

May 12, 2007

USI eliminated by Bellarmine, 9-7

Box Score: Bellarmine 9, USI 7

SAUGET, Ill.. The University of Southern Indiana baseball team was eliminated from the GLVC Tournament by Bellarmine University, 9-7, Saturday afternoon in Sauget, Illinois. USI falls to 37-21 overall, while Bellarmine goes to 29-29.

After spotting the Knights a run in the top of the first, the Eagles rallied with two runs in the bottom half of the inning. USI junior shortstop Darin Mastroianni (Huntersville, North Carolina) started the rally by walking with two outs and advanced to third when senior rightfielder Hunter Slade reached on a fielding error by the Bellarmine's shortstop Rusty Farris.

Mastroianni scored the first Eagle run when Bellarmine catcher Cameron Howell threw wildly to second when Slade stole the base. Slade, who advanced to third on the error, scored the go-ahead run on a single by junior designated hitter Josh Malone (Chesterton, Indiana).

The Eagles increased the lead to 4-1 when sophomore third baseman Alex Thieroff (Greenfield, Indiana) crossed the plate in the second and the fourth innings. Thieroff walked to lead-off the second and advanced around the bases on a stolen base and a pair of ground outs for the third USI run.

Thieroff came around the bases with the fourth run in the fourth after singling with one out. He was advanced to second on a balk, took third on a wild pitch, and scored when junior catcher Garrett Oros (Aurora, Illinois) reached on an error.

The Knights rallied with six runs in the sixth to take the lead 7-4. USI cut the margin to 7-5 in the bottom half of the inning when sophomore designated hitter Chad Werry (New Harmony, Indiana) scored on Thieroff's sacrifice fly.

After the Knights increased their lead to 8-5 with a tally in the eighth, the Eagles plated a pair of runs to pull to within 8-7. Thieroff scored his third run of the game on a single by junior shortstop Kevin O'Hair (Scottsdale, Arizona). O'Hair scored USI's seventh run of the game when junior first baseman Matt Pleiss (Newburgh, Indiana)singled.

Bellarmine responded with a run in the top of the ninth to re-extend the lead to 9-7. USI was only able to get runner on in the ninth before Theiroff grounded out to end the game.

Pleiss led the way for the Eagles with three hits, while Theiroff and Werry also had a pair of hits.

USI senior right-hander Adam Vetter (Crown Point, Indiana) took the loss for the Eagles, pitching six innings. Vetter (6-4) allowed seven hits and seven runs (three earned), while striking out three.

The Eagles must await word on an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II North Central Regional. The announcement will be made Monday morning.


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