Seventh Inning Rally Falls Short As Sycamores Fall 4-3 To Loyola
April 23, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
CHICAGO—The Indiana State softball team rallied in the top of the seventh inning but fell just short as they were defeated 4-3 by the Ramblers of Loyola Tuesday in Chicago.
The Ramblers jumped on the scoreboard first in the bottom of the first inning when they hit a two-run home run to center field to take a 2-0 lead.
The Sycamores answered in the top of the third when freshman Kassie Brown hit a one out infield single followed by a bunt single by junior Aubre Carpenter. Senior Morgan Allee was then hit by a pitch to load the bases before Crissman doubled to center field to score Brown and Carpenter and tie the game at two.
In the bottom half of the inning, Loyola answered the Sycamores call with two more runs off two hits to retake a 4-2 after three innings.
Yvette Alvarez pitched the final three innings for the Sycamores, facing just nine batters.
In the top of the seventh, Brown reached on a fielding error to give the Sycamores a base runner with two outs. Allee nearly tied the game as she crushed a ball over the left field fence just tailing foul by a few feet. Allee did drive in one run as she doubled to score Brown and cut the Rambler lead to 4-3.
The Sycamores could get no closer, however, as they fell by a final score of 4-3.
Indiana State will wrap up the home portion of its schedule on Saturday and Sunday when they host the Bulldogs of Drake in a three-game series as part of senior weekend.